Tuesday, November 8, 2011

P.U.K.E. at the Reserve this Weekend!!

Hey y'all,
If'n you're reading this, we'll bet it's because you're fun to be with, like to ride bikes through the woods, and perfectly capable of p.u.k.e.ing all over the Kickapoo Valley Reserve this Sunday.
History- For years the core group of trail builders and riders in the area have talked about getting together for a big, big ride at the Reserve. One where we would start at the southern trailhead (maintenance building off Seelyburg Rd. in La Farge) and riding trail all the way up to the northern most edge of it all (Hay Valley Road) and back!
Current- It's a go! With the Reserve closing their trails on the 15th, and the Packers not playing till Monday night, we decided it's on this weekend.
Details- We will be meeting at the maintenance building just off Seelyburg Road at 10am on Sunday the 13th. Important, this is NOT the same as the Visitor Center. I'm attaching a map for y'all who aren't sure where this is going down. You will need a trail pass if you don't have one (per the KVR rules) and day passes can be purchased right at the trail at a "self registration" box. We may stop at the Rockton Bar for some vittles along the way so cash is king, bring some. There are 20-something spring fed wells along the way that pour great water but it is "untested" so if you don't trust mother earth, bring lots of water to keep you alive. Bring some food too. The forecast is lookin' good but it is November so think smart about your clothes.
The Route- The plan is to hit a variety of trails and head from far south to far north and back! This is a BIG ride. Stats for those who dig that kind of shit are- 30ish miles and 3000+ feet of climbing. But the beauty of this ride is all the "bail outs" that present themselves. There are several ways of shortening this ride if you don't have the juice or you need to get home to do your nails. On that note it wouldn't hurt to print and bring the attached map so you don't end up spending the night alone in the Reserve in the cold with nothing but hungry wolverines.
If you think you might be jumping train midway through, we will be rippin' through Rockton between 11:30 and 12:00.
Rain Date Stuff- There's a crew that is going to show up no matter what IF the Reserve has the trails "open" on the web page (link below). But if ya just don't know what to do, check back here on gameday for the scoop.
So start stretching, checking your steed over, and saying your goodbyes to the loved ones, cuz' on Sunday we're gonna p.u.k.e. all day.
Oh yeah- for those who don't know how much we love acronyms, it's a
Pedaling  Up the Kickapoo Epic

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