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Old 08-17-03, 03:00 PM   #1
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Looking for a Double Century in WI

Does anyone know of a Double Century held in Wisconsin? I'd like to do one this fall or next year.
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Old 01-05-04, 02:35 PM   #2
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I'm still looking for one....

Perhaps even a one day 150 mile ride.....
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Have you checked into any local bicycle clubs in your area? I'm affiliated with a bike club in the Chicago area and we do a double century around the third week of June. Another alternative is to ride a Brevet. The Great Lakes Randonneurs has a 300K-186mi scheduled on May 15th. The ride takes place in Delavan, WI. Here are two links you might find of interest.

http://www.rusa.org

http://glrand.home.mchsi.com/

Hope this information helps.

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If anyone would know, Mike Bentley would know. Check out his website.

http://www.mikebentley.com/bike/
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The closest I can find is Rochester, Minnesota. They do a full brevet series, 200,300,400,600k.

The Regional Brevet Administrator is Martin Fahie. I have his email address if you want to contact him.
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Im looking at several sites that compile rides and I have yet to find one. I did not see one last year and it is still a bit early for a lot of rides to be posted this year.

Ok This may sound dumb, but what is a brevet?

I followed the links above and found a 400K (JUNE 5th) and a 600K (JUNE 26th). The May 15th is a 300K in Sharon WI. These cannot be single day rides...
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These cannot be single day rides...
They are.

A brevet is a timed cycle tour. There are a couple of threads about randonneuring/brevets over in the touring folder. Also see http://www.rusa.org for more information.
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ok now I'm excited!
I have a 5200 road bike, but would be willing to buy a Trek 520 touring bike if it would make the trip more pleasent.
What are your thoughts?
And yes i already read the other threads about modifying a road bike.
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Old 01-14-04, 01:54 PM   #9
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double century (sort of) in WI (sort of)

In early March, Chicago bikewinter will be riding about 100 miles to Milwaukee on a Friday. That Saturday, Milw bikewinter and Chicago Bikewinter will ride about 100 miles back to Chicago. That Sunday, the Milw bikewinter will ride back to Milw, ~100 miles.

Check www.bikewinter.com for details. It's free and unsupported. I may do the C-W-C route.

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