Please note there is a change in the 60K route. Most of the roads near the town of Rome have been covered in very fine gravel. We have adjusted the course to avoid the gravel thus shortening it by about 6 miles. The gravel covered area is about 2.5 miles and there are paths that you can ride in but in a few areas the entire road is covered. Please see the modified course.
The 13th Annual Crooked Path Bike Tour presented by Silver Circle Sports Events is a casual ride through scenic Kettle Moraine on flat & rolling hills. The vast majority of the roads are small & very lightly traveled through the countryside. Riders will pass through small towns and villages such as Dousman, Summit, Rome, Sullivan, Hellenville, Ixonia & Watertown.
Distances include something for everyone 15K, 60K & 110K. All three distances start and end at the Village of Summit Park, 37505 Genesee Lake Road, Oconomowoc, WI 53066. A free lunch will be served at the finish line. Additional food and beverages will be available.
The Crooked Path Bike Tour was founded in 2002 by Tammy Foltz and the Pabst Farms YMCA. Silver Circle Sports Events, LLC was proud to assume the race management and promotion in 2013 for the Crooked Path Bike Tour. Tammy and the YMCA have set a strong foundation for the event and we look forward to building on their foundation.
110K, 60K, 15KNew for 2014 - Downtown Dousman is under construction and main street is closed. No worries, we have moved the start / finish a few miles north to Genesee Lake Road Park. The 100K is a little longer. The 60K is now 60K and the 20K is now a nice, level, family friendly 15K. Plus the park gives us lots of room to stretch our legs.Please note that routes may change based on weather and road conditions.
The courses can be downloaded into your smart phone. You will need the Map My Ride app (free) from itunes.com. Once you have downloaded the app, click on the course distance above and then click on "send to phone". The course will be sent to the Map My Ride app and will be located in courses.
There are multiple aid stations on the 110K, and the 60K. Water stops will have water, sports drink and food.
You are permitted to ride any type of bicycle you would like. Road bike, tri bike, TT bike, one wheel, two wheel, three wheel or even four wheel. We don't care as long as it is human powered and you have a helmet on.
Helmets are required. Helmets are required. Did we mention helmets are required. Knee pads, elbow pads optional.
Sure why not. As Greg Lemond once said "it never gets easier, you just go faster."
Tshirts are including with all on line registrations prior to September 17 at noon. Shirts may be available after the ride for race day registration and on line registrations after September 17 at noon.
Can I bring my pet on the ride with me? No but pets are allowed in the park.
We provide discounted family registrations to encourage parents to ride with their kids. The registration process is a little cumbersome so bear with us. A family rate includes up to 2 parents and 2 children from the same household. All family members must participate in the same distance. When registering, a parent must register and sign the waiver on behalf of the additional family members. When registering you will be asked for the name, age, sex and birth date of the additional family members as well as what distance the family would like to participate in. All the information must be included or the registration will not be accepted. You will also be asked for Tshirt sizes of all the members. Sorry no race day registration for families.
7:30 - 9:30 packet pickup (note this is later time)8:00 110K starts8:30 60K starts9:00 20K starts10:30ish lunch starts1:00 SAG & lunch closes (approx). Hey it's a park. If you want to hang out all day and we have food left, no problem.
There is not a time limit on the course. However, we will start to close the course following the 9:00 start. Our sweep crew will follow the 20K riders and begin to close water stations and sweep the course from start to finish. SAG will close at noon "thirtyish". Please do not start early. Riding in a pack is always safest and why not make friends with that sweaty guy you've been drafting for 30 miles?
Parking is free and available in the park. Please note, the park is gravel (they are paving it next year!).
The start / finish line will be on Genesee Lake Road by the large blue start and red finish lines. We will have a shoe drop so you want walk in your running shoes to the start line, put on your bike shoes and leave your running shoes with us. A tent will be at the center of the park for registration and lunch.
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