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January/February 2020

Eau Claire, Wisconsin Shamrock Tour® Northwest Ridge Routes With a Side of Pie

Creating a Shamrock Tour® around Eau Claire, WI, presents an interesting dilemma: Four loops cannot begin to cover all the challenging and scenic roads available. A double—or even a triple—Shamrock Tour is possible, considering all the interesting road and scenery options in Wisconsin’s northwest corner.
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November/December 2019

City Escape: Sparta, Wisconsin

Sparta became “The Bicycling Capital of America” by completing the first Rails-to-Trails project converting an abandoned railway track into a bicycling trail system. The Elroy-Sparta State Trail, built in 1965, is 32.5 miles long. Pedal bikers have it made in Sparta, but motorcycle riders also have great riding options to the north in the Coulee Country, and in the Driftless Region, south of the city.  Length Approximately 180 miles round-trip  Meetup Spot
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January/February 2019

Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Ontario: The Superior Trip

This story is a gift to my father, Daniel Lynn Swab, the most important person to me on earth. In fact, he’s the reason that I got into photography when I was younger. Not because he enjoyed taking photos, but because there were no photos taken of him.
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May/June 2017

City Escape: Milwaukee

When selecting a route near Milwaukee, it often pays to follow the hometown iron. Highway 67 is very popular with Milwaukee Harley riders, as they take this twisting route through Kettle Moraine State Forest. A bonus is the small town of Eagle, which offers various pub and grill establishments and a gas station. While traversing 67 in the state forest, look for green and white (“Kettle Moraine Scenic Route”) and brown and yellow (“Rustic Road”) signs that indicate good side roads. By riding 67 through Eagle on your way out and 59 through Eagle on the way back to Milwaukee, you can sample both of these twisting roads and “do the Double Eagle.”
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March/April 2016

Madison, WI Shamrock Tour®: Mixing it Up

Green Acres is the place to be. Farm livin’ is the life for me. Land spreadin’ out so far and wide. Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside.
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