About the Ride: Swiss Cheese & Spotted Cows (SCSC) is a 5-day loop ride starting and ending in Mineral Point in southern Wisconsin. Meet Saturday evening, June 24, for packet pickup and dinner, then begin your bicycling adventure on Sunday, June 25. The tour ends on Thursday, June 29, and is limited to 50 people, which means no waiting in long lines for food, restrooms, etc. Register early to secure your spot!
Luggage Transport and Support: A vehicle will transport your luggage each day to the next overnight town. Each person is allowed one soft-sided bag or duffel bag. SAG support will be offered, as will mechanical support, so all you'll need to do is ride your bike! To add to the enjoyment of your ride, please have your bike tuned up prior to arriving on the ride.
Cost: Cost is $835 per person based on double occupancy. If you prefer a room to yourself, there is a $210 single supplement fee. Registrations received by Feb 28 will receive a free wicking shirt. The trip fee includes five nights lodging (Sat-Wed), 4 breakfasts (combination of continental and hot), 4 dinners, Swiss entertainment in New Glarus, farm tour, brewery tour, baggage transport to each night’s destination, maps, SAG & mechanical support, and all the scenery and fun you can pack in! All other fees are on your own.
Terrain: This part of Wisconsin and northern Illinois, known as the driftless area, consists primarily of rolling/hilly terrain, interspersed with some flatter stretches. As such, this tour is best suited for riders of intermediate ability and above who are comfortable climbing (and descending, too!) This tour is not recommended for beginners.
Getting to the Ride: The ride starts and ends in Mineral Point, WI. Driving distances from nearby major cities are as follows:
Dubuque, IA: 45 min
Madison, WI: 1 hr
Milwaukee, WI: 2.5 hrs
Chicago, IL: 3.5 hrs
Des Moines, IA: 4 hrs
Mpls/St. Paul: 5 hrs
Cancellation Policy: All cancellations received on or before April 20 will be refunded the full trip fee less $100. Cancellations received after that date will forfeit the entire trip fee. All cancellations must be received via email.