Essential Gravel Bike Ride


  • Free Admission
    • Yes
  • Difficulty
    • Easy
    • Medium
    • Hard
    • Extreme
  • Surface Type
    • Asphalt
    • Crushed Rock
  • Trail Length (miles)
    • 10, 20, and 44 mile routes

Essential Gravel Bike Ride

Event Date
Jun 1, 2024 - Jun 16, 2024. Anytime!

Ringle Trailhead
172900 State Hwy 29 - Ringle, WI 54471
Information: 715-848-5949
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This free bike ride is returning in 2024 for its fifth year! Its purpose is to introduce people to gravel riding and provide an option for gravel enthusiasts. You may ride at a leisurely pace or race and get some competitive juices flowing. You can even ride the course as many times as you want! You may participate as a small group or solo. There are three looped route options, all starting and ending at the Mountain-Bay Trailhead at the Marathon County Solid Waste landfill, 1.5 miles east of Ringle, WI. All riders (age 16+) will need to purchase a state trail pass (available at the trailhead) for the route which includes the Mountain-Bay and Wiouwash State Trails (44 mile route only). One pass is valid for all Wisconsin state trails, so consider an annual pass.