Ride Across Wisconsin (RAW) is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Wisconsin Bike Fed. This year the nonprofit announced that it will host the event Aug. 20-21. There will be a new route from La Crosse to Milwaukee that will feature a lot of scenic opportunities for riders.
The 2022 ride showcases a plethora of Wisconsin’s classic attractions including the Elroy-Sparta State Trail tunnels, the Wisconsin Dells, the Merrimac Ferry, Trek World Headquarters and the Harley-Davidson Museum.
Riders can choose one- or two-day options with a 235-, 165-, 135- or 100-mile challenge based on their skill level and goals.
“This very well might be the best RAW route we have ever had,” said 2022 Ride Director Amelia Kegel. “Starting in La Crosse and ending in Milwaukee allows us to hit some of the best rail-trails in Wisconsin, including the recently reopened Elroy-Sparta trail.”
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“In addition, we are visiting some of the state’s most iconic two-wheel businesses – Trek Bicycles in Waterloo and Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee. If you have never ridden across our beautiful state on a bicycle before, this is the year to do it!”
New to the 2022 event, participants and their bikes can now travel to host cities of La Crosse, Wisconsin Dells and Milwaukee on Amtrack’s Empire Builder.
“RAW is truly an epic experience,” shared Chris Stindt, a past RAW participant. “Wisconsin is an amazing place to ride a bike and being able to ride a bike across the state is something that I think everyone should experience.”
Details about Ride Across Wisconsin routes, registration, transportation and support are available on the event’s website.