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Summer Fat Bike Ride 2017

Biking Events/Maps

Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival 

American Birkebeiner Trail Run, Relay and Trek 

American Birkebeiner Cross Country Ski Race

Fat Bike Birkie (limited registration)
Bike Routes - the following links will show dozens of mapped rides with mileage and elevation changes in the Bayfield / Ashland County Area -

​Washburn-Ashland Bike Trail Map 
Mapmyride - Washburn Area

Apostle Islands Area Bicycle Map for
Ashland and Bayfield Counties

Road Routes
Check out some of the area’s favorites rides that have been mapped out by area cyclists.
Star Route, Brinks Road, Sand Bay

Superior Vistas Bike Tour Routes - 
13 & 19 mile;

 34 mile
40, 52, 70 & 100 mile
Central & Southern Bayfield County Bike Routes
City of  Washburn Bike Routes

Mountain Biking
CAMBA - Chequamegon Area Mountain Biking Association. They have over 80 miles of single track, and almost unlimited double track possibilities.

Mt. Ashwabay - single track trails as part of CAMBA North.
Wolverine Ski Trails - They have some fairly technical single track to ride, using the ski trails to connect.

Biking Groups

Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association

bicycle rules

Scroll down below the poster to view the Spring/Summer Ride List.

(If you have any information regarding the rides in the area please email webmaster)

Every effort is made to keep this list current, however it is a good idea to contact the ride leader listed.

Monday Rides In Ashland Casual Group Ride at Bay City Cycles This is on for 2018 Launch Location: Bay City Cycles, 412 W Main Street, Ashland Launch Time: 6:00 pm Route/Distance/Pace: This is a super casual social ride, 7-10mph, Average 10 mile ride within the city of Ashland. Might even stop and take in the sites and beaches. Other Ideal stepping stone to more traditional group rides, just starting to get into shape, touring Ashland, casual night out on a bike, etc. Helmets required. No drop. Contact: Alex Faber or Karl Faber or check the Facebook group

Tuesday Rides around the Northland

Tuesday in Ashland – new listing 8-20-18 When: Tuesday Nights. Where: Prentice Park main parking lot in Ashland. Time: Meet 5:30, Ride at 6:00 sharp. Distance: 20 miles (28 if the group agrees (see ride #2)) Pace: 14-17mph (if you are feeling energetic, pull. Pull lots. Then pull some more.) Need: A working bike, preferably road, cross or hybrid but anything that will roll with little resistance, AND a HELMET! No helmet = no ride. And we will all laugh at you. Notes: This is a NO DROP ride – i.e. You will always have company. Human company, on the ride (not just bear, dear, turkeys and automobiles driven by turkeys). No one assumes any liability but you, you. Water is available at Prentice Park, bring a water bottle. You will use it. Ride routes: 20 miler: 28 miler: (can do variations on this as well Contact: Jason Radosevich

 In Hayward New Moon weekly ride This is on for 2018 Launch location New Moon on Hwy 63 in Hayward Launch time 5:30 (realistically 5:40 p.m.) Route/distance/pace Early season is a road ride - usually 20-30 miles. General details: Varying route throughout the season, roughly 30 miles of road riding, maybe a bit more mid season. As long as it's 50 degrees+ and not pouring rain we will roll. Friendly pace, if we get a group of fast riders 2 groups may form. No drop. Learn how to ride in a pack safely and find enjoy some great routes around the area. Contact Ian Finch phone 715-634-8685

In Hayward Riverbrook Training Ride This is on for 2018 Launch Location Riverbrook Bike & Ski on Main St in Hayward note the location may change from time to time. Launch time 5:30 Route/distance/pace We will ride 2 hours in a controlled manner. The goal of this new ride is to learn how to ride in a pace line at speed. If you want to learn how to ride fast in a safe environment come on out. We will regroup at times if need be. Hope to see you out there riding safe 2 hour no drop ride Other check with Tim 715-416-2367 Contact or

In Cable Road ride from the CFTF office This is on for 2018 Launch Location CFTF office at 13460 Spruce in Cable Launch time 4:30 pm Route/Distance/Pace hour or hour and a half – attendees determine route and pace – all inclusive. Other Please RSVP so we know if anyone is coming always beverages in the CFTF refrigerator Contact Gary Crandall 715-798-3594

In Rice Lake The Herd of Turtles Road Ride Launch Location: Turtle Back Golf Course in Rice Lake Launch time: 5:30pm Now - 6pm in May – 5:30pm in September Route/Distance : 25-50 miles - Routes based on weather/group size Pace B/C Groups - 17mph; A Group 20mph Other Turtleback Lockers/Showers Food and Libations after in the 19th Hole/Bar/Grill Contacts Matt Nelson 715-296-1137 Greg Crites 715-205-7683

Wednesday Rides
​Wednesday morning congenial person’s ride This is on for 2018 **You will want to get on Jane’s direct list if you want to know the juicy details They like an RSVP on this one for the lunch count** Launch location varies each week Launch time 10:00 am start time throughout the season Route/Distance/Pace depends on who shows up but is all inclusive Other post ride chow/hydration opportunity depending on location Contact Jane Mandli at:

Thursday Rides
Thursday evening Chequama Mamas Thursday Ride in the Cable-Seeley-Hayward area This Week – Thursday June 7 – This week ride from the Ideal Market in downtown Cable with chow/rehydration at the Rivers Eatery afterwards.  Launch location varies each week – alternative weeks at the Rivers Eatery in Cable and the Sawmill in Seeley or other launch locations to be announced. Launch time 5:30 p.m. Route/distance/pace determined by who shows up. Several groups will form and is all inclusive This can be a road or off road ride with the off road launching from the nearest location to the road ride launch site. Other chow will be determined by launch location. If you want to host the ride and have a pot luck sign up early to get on the calendar. Contact Gary Crandall 715-798-3594

Thursday Gnarly Ashwabayer-Seeleyites cryptically encoded off road ride This is now on for 2018 as of May 10 To get on this list contact: Mike Weispfenning This one move around quite a bit get on Mike’s list for the updates Roll out 6:00 Launch site varies each week. Chow/beverages afterwards varies. Schedule: Updated schedule until it changes. 6/7 Rock Lake 6/14 Ojibwe 6/21 Danky Dank Barron, WI Road Ride This starts the first Thursday in May Launch Location: Barron Area Community Center Launch time: 5:30 pm Now – 6:00pm in May – 5:30pm in September Route/distance/pace: 20-30 mile Other: It's a no drop conversational pace. Pizza After! Contact: Greg Crites 715-205-7683 Matt Nelson 715-296-1137. 

Thursday at Mt. Ashwabay Off Road Ride –June – September Launch location Mt Ashwabay in Washburn Meet at the gravel pit on the left of Ski Hill Road just before the Ashwabay parking lot. Launch time 6:30 p.m. Route/distance/pace The “nothing fancy” MTB single-track ride at Ashwabay. A chill 1 hour single-track ride for people of all abilities. Bring your single speed, ‘80s vintage rigid ‘26er, scratched up ‘29er, fat-bike, or whatever off-road bike you have Other. Must be willing to have fun. Contact Dennis Liphart 715-373-5666 *** you might want to get on Dennis’ email list to get the update.

Saturday Rides:

Hayward Area Cresthill Resort Road ride WILL START ON MAY 26, 2018 Launch Location Cresthill Resort on Placid Lake outside of Hayward for maps Launch Time June 9 launch time will move to 7:00 a.m. Route/Distance/Pace A two-hour no drop ride of approximately 37 miles every Saturday morning through the spring, summer, and fall. Usually we ride an out and back course around the northeast shore of Moose Lake. Sometimes we do "stop ahead sprints" but the pack re-groups following. Other Roads are smooth, rolling, lightly traveled blacktop. Anyone is welcome to attend. Everyone rides together, unless sub-groups plan a shorter route. Occasionally folks continue on for additional riding after returning to Cresthill. Rides are rain or shine, although obviously poor weather reduces attendance. 10 to 20 riders of mixed gender and abilities are the norm. The coffee pot is always on. Swimming, showers, and changing rooms are available pre/post ride. Contact Scott Wilson

Saturday morning kinder, gentler ride hosted by Carol Fitzgerald (and possibly other nice leaders). Now live for 2018 Launch Location: Cresthill Resort, 10850 N. Steward Road, Hayward 54843. Launch Time: Varies until the weather warms up. Route/Pace/Distance: This is a casual, social, 12-15 mph average speed ride of anywhere from 25-45 miles. We occasionally stop for ice cream. We try to stay together, do not drop anyone and assist with flats. Helmets are required and please carry appropriate tools and a spare tube. Contact Carol sends an email Wednesday or Thursday to let interested riders know details for Saturday, and perhaps Sunday rides. ***You want to get on Carol’s update list: Contact her at or 715-462-4511 or cell 612-381-6711 to get the most current information for her rides or if weather concerns prior to leaving home.

Saturday (or Sunday ) in Washburn Java Ride*** Road Ride This is on for 2018 Launch location Dennis Liphart’s house at 715 Hillside, Washburn Launch time Early season 10:00 am – later in the warmer season 9:00 am Route/distance/pace determined weekly Other must be some java opportunity on a ride called the Java Ride. Contact Dennis Liphart 715-373-5666 *** you might want to get on Dennis’ email list to get the update.

White River Saloon Ride (Mason, WI) Launch location White River Saloon, downtown Mason, but sometimes other locations. Launch time 9:30 a.m. sharp Memorial Day to Labor Day. Variable before and after. Route/distance/pace Based on consensus, sometimes we break into two groups, sometimes not, but in either case the groups are “no drop”. Ride 40-50 miles on smooth roads past farm fields, forests and lakes connecting the communities of Mason, Grandview, Drummond, Delta, and Benoit. We never start in the rain but sometimes get caught in it. Contact Text or call Mark Dryer at 715-413-0009 or Todd Dryer at 715-595-3073 to receive ride-specific announcements and/or confirmation for the day’s ride.

Sunday Rides

Riverbrook Bike & Ski Ride This will launch on Sunday May 7 Launch Location Riverbrook Bike & Ski Launch Time 10:00 a.m. Route/distance/pace TBD Other food, beverage, coffee TBD Contact Tim Swift Cell # 715 416 2367 Check the web page at:

NORTH COAST CYCLING ASSOCIATION SUNDAY ADVENTURE SAFARI RIDE SERIES The spring/ summer/ fall fat bike adventure safari series of rides has begun. These FREE rides are hosted by North Country Cycling Association (NCCA) every Sunday afternoon, usually at 1:00PM. Launch Sites Possible launch sites include Mt. Ashwabay, Nat. Forest Roads, area trails and other locations. Meeting locations will be announced via Facebook and email. Other Bikes with 3.5 " tires or wider are highly recommended. No registration is required , visitors are welcome. A limited supply of rental bikes are available from Bay City Bikes in Ashland and the Bayfield Bike Route ( 715- 209 - 6864 ). We have additional bikes available if no rentals are available. Contact John Murphy for more information. Contact Riders are asked to submit their email addresses to John Murphy at or call 715-209-8169 to receive weekly ride destination updates. or join us on Facebook North Coast Cycling Association.

Host a Mamas Ride on Thursday If you want to list a ride on the weekly email blast to the Chequama Mamas or suggest a location for the rotating Thursday ride send the info to Gary Crandall at 

Upcoming Events:

May 12 Hungry Bear 100 (500 rider limit)

May 17th. 3rd Annual Ride Like a Girl: Ladies Night at Bay City Cycles 412 Main St W, from 6-8pm. Join Alex Faber and the area’s women cycling enthusiasts for a night of wine, chocolate, shopping, socializing, and maintenance clinics…on us! Check out our Facebook event for more information or call 715-682-2091.

May 20 CAMBA Funday on the Gateway Trail

May 26 Bayfield Apple Blossom Run/Ride

June 9 Borah Epic (750 rider limit)

June 16 Chequamegon 100 (30-70-100 mile - 200 rider limit each distance)

July 14 CAMBA Longass Ride

July 22 Lumberjack Run

July 28 Birkie Little Bellas Camp

August 3-5 Grand View Firehouse 50 & Runs

August 18 Seeley Lions Club Pre-Fat Race

September 15 Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival

September 28-29 American Birkebeiner Trail Run, Relay & Trek

January 12 Seeley Big Fat Race

February 22-23 American Birkebeiner cross country ski races

March 8-9 Fat Bike Birkie (limited registration)

Ride information