Wheely Great Rides: Wisconsin's Fall Biking Events
Last Updated: 8/20/2014
It’s no secret that Wisconsin is beautiful in the fall. Forests are ablaze with new color, ripe pumpkin patches are strewn across the countryside and Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations envelop our homes and storefronts. With the state’s sights splendidly transforming, fall is an excellent time to get outside, explore some new terrain and ride a bike! Add in food, fun and games and you’re in for the ride of your life.
For ladies only, this exceptional event offers 15-, 30- and 45-mile bike rides through Hudson’s historic downtown. Two meals, a t-shirt and all the fun you want 2 have, this ride is sure to keep you smiling throughout the ever-changing season.
Door County Century Ride – Sturgeon Bay
Dense forests, open roads and 300 miles of shoreline, Door County is more than perfect for fall biking. Offering three dynamically scenic routes, food, beer and music, this is a must-ride event.
Bike the Barn Quilts – Shawano
Combining fall color, local craft and family-friendly bicycling, Shawano’s event presents four picturesque routes, each showcasing an 8’ x 8’ quilt. With snacks, a souvenir and Shawano’s homey feel additional perks, you’re set to go!
Apple Affair Bicycle Ride – Galesville
Family, friends and Wisconsin’s apple orchards during the heart of fall are key perks of Galesville’s grand bicycling affair. Throw in three route options and the scenic landscapes of the area’s coulees, an omelet breakfast and apple pie and this event will prove to be nothing short of stunning!
Changing Colors Ride and Oktoberfest – Amery
Fall-centric and full of fun activities, Amery’s Oktoberfest provides area nature guides, hosts a fish boil, and games and is accentuated by the occasion’s bike ride. Cycle through the town’s gorgeously transforming colors and head back for music and star gazing!
Tyranena Oktoberfest Bike Ride – Lake Mills
Hosted by the fantastic Tyranena Brewery, this Oktoberfest celebration sets up 25-, 50- and 70-mile routes through Jefferson and Dodge counties and offers free Brewery tours after the race. Don’t forget to stay for the hog roast and spaghetti dinner after crossing the finish line!