Factory Rides

2016 Factory Ride Calendar

Waterford Summer Factory Ride Series

Please join us for our factory ride series held four times during the summer. Each ride is free, though we welcome donations to the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, our state advocacy group. These rides are conducted thanks to the support of a number of local bike clubs, who help organize the route and bring treats. Limited SAG support (non-first aid trained) is provided.

Routes vary in length from 12 to 70 miles. You’ll enjoy relatively quiet roads through some of the more scenic areas in southeastern Wisconsin and rest stops at local businesses for food and drink. You can start your visit with a tour of the Waterford factory which starts at 8AM sharp.

Riders at all levels are welcome. It’s a great opportunity to ride with friends and to meet new people. We encourage riding in groups and organize participants by ability and ambition. Helmets are required, as is signing a ride waiver for the club and for Waterford. Cell phones are recommended safety gear, though coverage in the area can be spotty.

Bad weather threatening? Visit this page or the Waterford facebook page for the most up-to-date info.

Here’s our remaining 2016 Ride Schedule:

  • July 23, 2016 – Ride with the KR Bike Club and the Chicago Cycling Club through some pretty cool areas between Waterford and Eagle. Factory tours go from 8-8:30 – the ride starts at 8:45 AM. The weather looks good, but it will hit the low 90’s, so keep hydrated! Below are downloadable maps of all three routes.

    > 23 mile ride.
    > 44 mile ride.
    > 62 mile ride.

    You can download a free app to use them.

  • August 20, 2016 – Ride with the the Elmhurst Bike Club on a terrific ride to the La Grange country store and the southern Kettle Morraine district.
  • Enjoy the area’s glowing fall colors at our new Fall Ride with the Wheeling Wheelmen, October 1, 2016.