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Information on the 2017 Route will be published in summer 2017 when it is finalized.
The 2016 route info below will give you an idea of the areas and terrain used in the ride.
Information for All Routes:
All routes begin and end at MAYWOOD.
All routes are paved.
We encourage all riders to plan to arrive about 1 hour before their route's start time
This is a tour, not a race. The route is open and intersections are not controlled.
Helmets are required and safety is our priority. Please be sure to bring yours along. Helmets are not for sale at the ride.
MP3 Players/I-pods or other similar devices that prevent a rider from hearing other riders or traffic are not allowed on the ride.
It is the rider's responsibility to know and follow Wisconsin cycling laws. View Wisconsin Bicycle Safety Info & Laws Here
2016 Route Information
2016 Route Start Times
Rolling Start for all routes except 12-mile
112 Mile Route: Start 7:00-7:30am
100 Mile Route: Start by 7:00-7:30am
70 Mile Route: Start by 7:30-8:00am
50 Mile Route: Start 8:30-9:00am
25 Mile Route: Start 9:00-10:00am
12 Mile Route: GROUP START at 10:30am
2016 Registration & Check-In
Friday, September 16 3:00-6:00pm
Saturday, September 17 starting at 6:30am
Course officially opens at 7:00am. Course officially closes at 5:00pm. SAG service will end at 5pm. Riders choosing to start early or continue after the course closes are riding unsupported. Rest stops and SAG may not be available for those riding outside the official event times.
2016 Earth Ride Route Rest Stop Times
6:30am - 10:30am
50, 70, 100 & 112
Appox 11 mile into route
|Sheboygan Marsh Tower
50, 70, 100 & 112
Approx 26 miles into route
Wade House (Greenbush)
100 & 112 use this stop twice
70 mile- appox 41 miles into route
100 & 112 mile - approx 41 miles for 1st stop
100 mile - approx 73 miles for second stop
112 mile - approx 85 miles for second stop
Ice Age Center (Dundee)
Lunch served at this site
100 mile route - approx 58 miles
112 mile route - approx 70 miles
|Whitetail Bowhunters Club
25 mile - approx 12 miles into route
50 mile - approx 38 miles
70 mile - approx 56 miles
100 mile - approx 87 miles
112 mile - approx 99 miles
|Boneck Printing (fun stop)
|12 mile - approx 3 miles into route
|Bur Oak (fun stop)
|12 mile - approx 6 miles into route
NOTE: Some rest stop sites are hosting additional events on ride day. Rest stop shut-down times will be adhered to. Please adjust your riding pace accordingly. SAG vehicles will be available to assist riders who fall off pace.
Riders on the 100 and 112 mile routes should average between 14-16mph to complete the course in the time allotted.
Highlights of the 2016 Routes
All road and trail segments are paved on this tour.
On your tour, look for wildlife commonly found in this area. You may see wild turkeys, whitetail deer, ring-necked pheasants, hawks, and great blue heron in the wetland. We encourage you to tour Maywood on your return. The park features several distinct habitat areas including prairie, maple forest, conifer forest, and wetlands.
12 Mile Route:
Group start at 10:30am - Check-in and Registration begins at 9:30am
A route promising fun for all ages! This short loop offers a few gentle rolling hills, open countryside, and farmland surrounding Kohler and Town of Sheboygan. Pedal country roads to a fun stop at Boneck Printing. You will also enjoy a fun stop at Maywood's Bur Oak property.
25 Mile Route
Start between 9:00 and 10:00am
Recommended check-in between 8:00am and 9:00am
This route offers a few rolling hills and beautiful scenery through open countryside, farmland, and forests. Pedal through the outskirts of Sheboygan Falls and Kohler on your way to Johnsonville. Enjoy a rest stop with plenty of refreshments, beverages, and friendly volunteers at Whitetail Bowhunters Clubhouse in Johnsonville.
50 Mile Route
Start between 8:30 and 9:00am
Recommended check-in between 7:30 and 8:30am
This route is quite a bit more challenging than the 25-miler. This tour offers a wider variety of scenery and rolling hills through open countryside, farmlands, and forests. Start out with a relaxing rest stop at Lakeland College. Follow arrows straight back to the Taylor Memorial Field Alumni Pavilion, a beautiful setting by the pond and home to a large number of Canada Geese, for this stop staffed by helpful Lakeland College volunteers. Continue on to Rhine Center and Elkhart Lake via a roller coaster ride of hills to the Broughton Sheboygan Marsh Park rest stop at the Sheboygan Marsh Tower. Peddle rolling terrain with scenic valley views into Johnsonville—home of the famous Johnsonville Bratwurst. You'll enjoy rest stops at the Whitetail Bowhunters Clubhouse. Weave through the turns and around the Sheboygan County Airport as you return to Maywood.
70 & 100 Mile Routes
100-mile route start by 7:30am - Check-in and Registration begins at 6:30am
70-mile route start by 8:00am - Check-in and Registration begins at 6:30am
This beautiful and challenging tour offers the best variety of scenery, some large climbs and winding descents, and quiet back roads of the Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest. Start out with a relaxing rest stop at Lakeland College. Follow arrows straight back to the Taylor Memorial Field Alumni Pavilion, a beautiful setting by the pond and home to a large number of Canada Geese, for this stop staffed by helpful Lakeland College volunteers. Continue on to Rhine Center and Elkhart Lake via a roller coaster ride of hills to the Broughton Sheboygan Marsh Park rest stop at the Sheboygan Marsh Tower. From the marsh, it's on to Greenbush and the rest stop at the Old Wade House Historical Site A few challenging climbs await, but in Greenbush cyclists can decide to either continue on an extended and very scenic Kettle Moraine loop of the 100-mile century route, or head back toward Maywood on the 70-mile route.
All riders will then travel to Glenbeulah before heading east to Johnsonville—home of the famous Johnsonville Bratwurst. Rest stops are located at Whitetail Bowhunters Clubhouse and then past the Sheboygan County Airport as you return to Maywood.
Riders continuing on the 100 mile route on the extended Kettle Moraine loop will enjoy the ups and downs of the Kettle Moraine on their way to Parnell Tour, and a LUNCH rest stop served at the Ice Age Visitor Center in Dundee. Take a moment to walk in the center and view interesting interpretive displays. Enjoy the descent from the rest stop and continue on a beautiful stretch past several lakes on your way back to Sheboygan County. Peddle the quiet and scenic stretch heading back into Greenbush for your second well-deserved rest stop at the Greenbush Town Hall . After this second time through, the route goes around Glenbeulah to meet up with riders from all routes on the way to Johnsonville.
Please note the 100 mile route contains a significant number of hills as it tours through the scenic Kettle Moraine. The 70-mile route also contains hilly riding, particularly in the western sections of the route. Training and previous experience riding hills is recommended. Riders should plan to ride at an 12-14 mph minimum pace to complete the 100 mile route in the allotted time.
112 Mile "Iron Raccoon"
Start 7:00-7:30AM - Check-in and Registration begins at 6:30am
This route will follow the 100 mile route. There will be a 12-mile loop with very challenging hills near the Parnell Tower. This route will contain significant hills and climbs. Prior riding experience on hills and training for distance cycling is strongly recommended. Riders should plan to ride at an average 14-16mph or faster pace to complete the ride in the allotted time.