Waterford Summer Factory Ride Series
Please join us for our factory ride series held three 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 start and hour before the ride and end 30 minutes prior to departure.
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? We’ll still be there for factory tours. Last summer we had threatening weather every Saturday. In each case, the skies cleared and a delightful ride followed.
Here’s our 2013 Ride Schedule:
- June 8, 2013 – Ride with Milwaukee’s Cream City Cycle Club and the Evanston Bike Club over to Elkhorn. Factory Tours go from 8-8:30 – We roll at 9AM.
- July 27, 2013 – Ride with the KR Bike Club and the Chicago Cycling Club through some pretty cool areas between Waterford and the outer reaches of Waukesha. Factory Tours go from 8-8:30 – We roll at 9AM.
- August 24, 2013 – Ride with the the Elmhurst Bike Club on a whimsical ride to a through the Geneva Lakes area. Factory tours from 8-8:30am. The ride starts at 9:00 sharp.
- Enjoy the area’s glowing fall colors at our new Fall Ride with the Wheeling Wheelmen, October 5, 2013.