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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Wisconsin Hill Country Day 5 - Spring Green to New Glarus

Most everyone chose the shorter 46 mile route today over the longer, hillier 86 mile course.  The shorter mileage gave us an extra hour in the morning at the motel, and also assured an earlier end to the day.  Weather was very nice with variable cloudiness.

Just 4 miles from the start is the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor's Center.  We did stop briefly but only a few riders stayed behind to go inside.  There was some tough climbing today, but not the magnitude of the first couple of tour days.  A few miles of pretty rough pavement required extra caution.

Due to the shorter mileage, we just had one rest stop and the lunch stop.  The final 15 miles went pretty quickly, with some great sweeping downhills to balance out the climbing.

Tonight's lodging is at the Chalet Landhaus Inn in New Glarus.  This is a very nice Swiss inspired lodge with somewhat stricter rules about bike storage - no bikes allowed in guest rooms; they all had to go in a conference room on the second floor.

We had an ice cream social in the parking lot, and tomorrow will be the last day of this great and challenging tour.  77 miles back to Beloit, with another large helping of hills.

Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor's Center


  1. Almost finished - tomorrow ?
    Will go check that post since the heat here has fried my brain !