Chequamegon Bay Area Weekly Rides

A published map is available for cycling routes in Bayfield and Ashland counties. This map is available from local bike shops, Bayfield County Tourism and NCCA.  

Below is contact information for people that lead weekly bike rides in the area.  You can download maps here. 


MONDAY RIDES

In Ashland – Casual Group Ride at Bay City Cycles this one is now live for 2017 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 ashlandbaycitycycles@gmail.com or check the facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1291493144224365/. 


​WEDNESDAY RIDES

Women's Mountain Bike Night is a casual ride for all abilities.  We meet at the CAMBA trailhead near the end of Ski Hill Road at 6 and leave when everyone gets there. Our ride usually lasts 1 1/2 - 2 hours.  We start when the trails are rideable, but during the months of June, July, and August we meet only every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.  Patsy's to follow.  E-mail lisadlind@hotmail.com for more info. Our first ride is this Wednesday the 19th at 6


THURSDAY RIDES

 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  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 dennis.liphart@wi.gov 715-373-5666  (you might want to get on Dennis’ email list to get the update)
 
SATURDAY RIDES: Washburn Java Road Ride
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- usually 40 or 50 miles at 17-19 mph.  A no-drop ride but please come prepared.
Other: Must be some coffee on a ride called the Java Ride.
Contact: Dennis Liphart  dennis.liphart@wi.gov  or 715-373-5666  (you might want to get on Dennis’ email list to get the update)


SUNDAY RIDES:

Weekly Fat Bike Adventure Safari Ride This spring/summer/fall fat bike adventure safari series of rides are free rides hosted by the NCCA every Sunday afternoon. Launch sites include: Mt Ashwabay, National Forest Roads, and other area locations. Meeting locations will be announced via facebook and email. Possible meeting locations include: North Coast Coffee or Coco Cafe  in Washburn. Big Water Coffee or The Fat Radish in Bayfield, etc. Bikes with 3.5" tires or wider are highly recommended. No registration is needed and visitors are welcome. Riders will usually meet at 1 pm at one of the listed locations. Riders are asked to submit their email or contact information to John Murphy at murph007swat@gmail.com or call 715-209-8169 to receive weekly updates.  A limited number of rental  bikes are available from Bay City Cycles in Ashland and Bayfield Bike Route in Bayfield. We have additional fat bikes available if you cannot rent one from these local businesses. Contact John for more information.
Link to poster


Southern Bayfield County Weekly Rides


​Mamas of the World Unite at this Week’s Rides April 24, 2017 Revised Ride leaders please check your information – riders check with the ride leaders for updates – things change daily with the weather and other considerations.


TUESDAY RIDES:

Lots of rides on Tuesday In Hayward area.

New Moon weekly ride Launch location New Moon on Hwy 63 in Hayward Launch time 5:30 Route/distance/pace usually 2 or 3 groups varying speeds 16-20mph. Likely under 30 miles distance until later in the spring. Other ride rolls if it is 50 degrees plus and mostly dry (confirm go/no with Joel at New Moon from week to week) Contact joel@newmoonski.com or 715-634-8685. 

Riverbrook Training Ride NOT CONFIRMED FOR 2017 YET 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 manor. 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. 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 tim@riverbrookbike.com or tswift64@gmail.com

In Cable Road ride from the CFTF office This week 4-24-17 we will start this ride 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 cheqfat@cheqnet.net 715-798-3594

In Rice Lake The Herd of Turtles Ride road This ride is now happening Launch location Turtle Back Golf Course in Rice Lake Launch time 5:30 sharp in April – 6:00 pm launch in May Route/Distance 25-50 miles Varied Routes based on wind/group Pace Several Groups by attrition – A, B/C Routes Other Herd of Turtles Ride – not to imply slow. Bring a friend Turtleback Lockers/Showers Chow and Hydration after in the 19th Hole/Bar/Grill Contacts Matt Nelson bikenelson@hotmail.com 715-296-1137 Greg Crites gbcrites@hotmail.com 715-205-7683


WEDNESDAY RIDES:

Wednesday morning congenial person’s ride/hike/ski/snowshoe/etc **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 varies with 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: jmandli@centurylink.net Wednesday Women’s ride at Ashwabay & Other locations Start date TBD - when summer rolls around and the off road trails are open Launch Time 6:00 pm Launch Location Ashwabay (1st & 3rd Wednesday each month) when trails open this spring Other location in Cable/Seeley TBD (2nd & 4th and 5th Wednesday each month) when trails open this spring Route/Distance/Pace We usually shoot for a ride 1 1/2 to 2 hours long. Other Women of all abilities are welcome to join us for our weekly rides. Meeting afterwards for food and fun at a local bar/restaurant. Contact Lisa Weispfenning to get on a weekly e-mail list for location updates. lisadlind@hotmail.com Wednesday Gravel Ride in the Hayward Area WAITING FOR 2017 DETAILS ON THIS ONE Contact Scott Chapin directly for the weekly details Launch location Varies with the week – somewhere in the Chequamegon National Forest Launch time 5:30 pm Route/Distance/Pace 1 ½ hours in length Contact Scott Chapin nrdski@yahoo.com


THURSDAY RIDES:

Thursday evening Chequama Mamas Thursday Ride in the Cable-Seeley-Hayward area This Thursday April 27 let’s try to get this rolling RIVERS EATERY IN CABLE ON 4-27 Launch location varies each week – frequently alternative weeks at the Rivers Eatery in Cable and the Sawmill in Seeley 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 cheqfat@cheqnet.net 715-798-3594

Gnarly Ashwabayer-Seeleyites cryptically encoded off road ride To get on this list contact: Mike Weispfenning mweispfenning@hotmail.com This one move around quite a bit get on Mike’s list for the updates Roll out 6:30 Launch site varies each week. Chow/beverages afterwards varies each week.
Schedule: Ashwabay 4/13 (tentative opener) Seeley Pass (OO) 4/20 Camp 38 TH 4/27 Namekagon Town hall 5/4 Ojibwa (Birkie Start) 5/11 Rock Lake TH 5/18 Copper Peak (what?) 5/25 Barron, WI Road Ride This starts the first Thursday in May Launch Location Barron Area Community Center Launch time 5:30 pm in April – 6:00 pm in May Route/distance/pace 20-30 mile Other it's a no drop conversational pace.it will start the first Thursday in May. Contact Matt Nelson bikenelson@hotmail.com 715-296-1137 Greg Crites gbcrites@hotmail.com 715-205-7683  


FRIDAY RIDES - WHAT NO FRIDAY RIDES? Friday Looks pretty open to me at the moment. Anyone riding over to the Martini Happy Hour at Mooselips?


SATURDAY RIDES Hayward Area Cresthill Resort Road ride waiting to confirm 2017 info and start time on this one Launch Location Cresthill Resort on Placid Lake outside of Hayward www.cresthillresort.com for maps Launch Time varies with the season 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. The dam road over Moose Lake has been completed. 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 wilson@cresthillresort.com


Saturday at Gerry & Mary Hansen’s Varies with the early season This is an early season gathering prior to the Saturday rides starting at Cresthill Resort. Note not at Hansen’s on Saturday April 15 – check at Cresthill Launch Location Gerry & Mary Hansen’s house: 10342N County Road A, 715- 462-4462 call or email if you have any questions. Launch Time varies with season Other check for updates on the mamagram emails Contact Gerry at: grhansen@centurytel.net


Saturday morning kinder, gentler ride hosted by Carol Fitzgerald (and possibly other nice leaders). 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. Other 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 caroljfitz@aol.com 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.


SUNDAY RIDES:

Riverbrook Bike & Ski Ride WAITING FOR 2017 DETAILS ON THIS ONE Launch Location Launch Time Route/distance/pace Other food, beverage, coffee TBD Contact Tim Swift Cell # 715 416 2367 Check the web page at: www.riverbrookbike.com


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 cheqfat@cheqnet.net


Upcoming Events If you would like any events added to this list – email me the date, name and URL. PLEASE CONFIRM ANY AND ALL OF THIS WITH THE EVENT ORGANIZERS


April 29 *CAMBA Spring Work Day April 29 Goats for Grammas run in Cable https://www.zapevent.com/reg/personalinfo/12657?ActivityKey=39657


May 6 Hungry Bear 100 Self-supported gravel races of 100 km and 100 miles. Downtown Cable. Contact: Tim Krueger, tim@thegreentunnel.com, http://www.chequamegon100.org/.


June 3 Borah Epic 34- and 16-mile point-to-point races on CAMBA singletrack, from Cable to Seeley and Hayward. Contact: Jack Zabrowski, jack.zabrowski@gmail.com, mtborahepic.com.


June 9-11 *CAMBA Women’s Weekend Mountain Bike Clinic Women learning about mountain biking from other women. Contact: CAMBA, 715/798-3599, camba@cheqnet.net, www.cambatrails.org.


June 10 Youth Mountain Bike Camp OO Trailhead, Seeley. Contact: American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, Kristy Maki, 715/634-5025, kristy.maki@birkie.com.


June 17 Chequamegon 100 Self-supported singletrack racing of 100 km and 100 miles. Lakewoods to Downtown Cable. Contact: Tim Krueger, tim@thegreentunnel.com, http://www.chequamegon100.org/.


June 24 Superior Vistas Bike Tour


July 15 CAMBA Longass Ride Non-competitive singletrack tours from Hayward to Seeley to Cable. Contact: CAMBA, 715/798-3599, camba@cheqnet.net, www.cambatrails.org.


July 15 Mudrutters Off Road Mountain Bike Race Easy 6-mile race and challenging 12-mile race and free kids race. Farm Trails, Ashland. Proceeds benefit maintaining Ashland and CAMBA Trails. Pre-registration info at facebook.com/events/445730778962848.


July 29 Brownstone Days Bike Race 9 a.m., West End Park, Washburn, Wis. Contact Nate Swiston, (715)373-5401; www.northcoastcycling.com August 5-6 Firehouse 50 http://www.firehouse50.org/


August 6 NCCA Madeline Island Family Bike Ride -


August 19 *Boogie in the Barn CAMBA Gala Fund Raising Event CAMBA’s annual gala fund raising event. Good food, music and great auction prizes at the SylvanDale Barn near Hayward. Contact: CAMBA, 715/798-3599, camba@cheqnet.net, www.cambatrails.org.


August 19 Seeley Lions Pre-Fat Seeley Lions Pre-Fat – 10, 15 and 25 mile mountain bike races, plus kid’s race. Contact: http://www.seeleywis.com/lionsprefat/


August 26 Chequamegon Fat TireTri http://fattiretri.com/


September 15-16 Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival 16- and 40- mile off- road racing. Contact: Gary Crandall, 715/798-3594, cheqfat@cheqnet.net, www.cheqfattire.com.


September 17 *CAMBA Singletrack Sunday 10 to 15-mile guided singletrack tours on Sunday of Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival weekend. Contact: CAMBA, 715/798-3599, camba@cheqnet.net, www.cambatrails.org.


September 30/October 1 NCCA/Washburn Chamber Color Rides


September 30 NCCA Fall Party (Open to the public)


October 6 *CAMBA Annual Meeting October 7 *CAMBA Fall Work Day October 8 Hayward Hustle High School/Middle Race OO Trailhead, Seeley. Contact: Kathy Mock, Wisconsin High School Cycling League, 920/648-6405, kathy@wisconsinmtb.org, www.wisconsinmtb.org. *CAMBA Events Contact: Ron Bergin, 715/798-3599, camba@cheqnet.net, www.cambatrails.org









Summer Fat Bike Ride 2017

Ride information

Biking Events/Maps

Superior Vista Ride: June 24th

Madeline Island Family Ride: Aug. 6th

Color Rides: Sept. 29-Oct. 1st 

Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival 

American Birkebeiner Trail Run, Relay and Trek 

American Birkebeiner Cross Country Ski Race

Fat Bike Birkie (limited registration)
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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

NCCA
Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association

bicycle rules

(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.

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