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    Project 1 , 8000 & T100 SinGate's Avatar
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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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    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.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by SinGate
    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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    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.

    Cheers
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