2020 Factory Ride – Cancelled
After careful consideration, we have decided to cancel this year’s ride.
With the continued spiking of Covid-19 cases, we can’t justify holding a gathering that holds the possibility of spreading the disease. Of course we have been concerned all year. A month ago when we reviewed this issue, the case load in Wisconsin was stable to falling. Since then, cases have risen to record levels, and the weekly totals are rising at an increasing rate.
We hope to invite everyone back next year, July 24, 2021.
The 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, especially the KR Bike Club (Kenosha / Racine) 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 8 AM 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.
Keep on ridin’!