About the Ride: Swiss Cheese & Spotted Cows (SCSC) is a 4-day loop tour starting and ending in Spring Green, WI. Meet Wednesday evening, June 27, for packet pickup and dinner, then begin your bicycling adventure on Thursday, June 28. The tour 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 $745 per person based on double occupancy until Feb 28 and $785 thereafter. If you prefer a room to yourself, there is a $210 single supplement fee. Registrations received by Feb 28 will also receive a free wicking shirt in a color of your choice. The trip fee includes four nights lodging (Wed-Sat), 4 hot breakfasts, 4 dinners, Swiss entertainment in New Glarus, farm and dairy tours, Circus World admission, 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: The terrain is generally rolling, with some flatter and hillier sections interspersed throughout. 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. Overall, the tour has less climbing than previous years.
Getting to the Ride: The ride starts and ends in Spring Green, WI. Driving distances from nearby major cities are as follows:
Dubuque, IA: 45 min
Madison, WI: 45-60 min
Chicago, IL: 3 hrs
Mpls/St. Paul: 4 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.
If you are flying, there is an airport in nearby Madison (Dane County Regional Airport (MSN))
Food and Drink: Breakfast and dinner are included each day, starting with dinner Wednesday evening. Breakfasts are full, hot breakfasts as opposed to hotel continental breakfasts. There will be opportunities each day for snacks and/or lunch in the small communities we visit (on your own). While supported rest stops are not part of this ride, we do carry an ample supply of chin-drippin' peaches and bananas with us for refueling during the ride.
Each day, there will be a happy hour prior to dinner featuring local craft brews at a local establishment (cost of drinks is on your own).