The 3 Lakes Tour is a three day bicycle event on paved back roads of northwestern Wisconsin at the beginning of fall—September 28-30, 2018. The riding distance is an average of 45 miles per day, over low-traffic roads, with an ever-scenic vista.
The ride begins and ends in Frederic at Coon Lake Park. The first day’s ride is to Shell Lake, then on to Balsam Lake on day two. Each of these towns has an in-town municipal campground* within an easy walk of restaurants and taverns for breakfasts and dinners. This is a supported tour with rest and refresh stops provided each day, with a van to carry camping gear and if needed, serving as a sag-wagon.
There is also a two-day option (Saturday/Sunday) that will join up with the rest of the tour midday on Saturday. We are also inviting “day-riders” to join along for any day or half-day segment.
3 Lake Tour is a fund raising event, organized and hosted by co-sponsors Lake Country Pedalers and Northwest Alliance Community Foundation. These nonprofit organizations support a number of environmental causes and encourage public participation in outdoor activities.
*Shell Lake and Balsam Lake each have motels as an option.
Registration is a 2-step process:
Each rider (3 day, 2 day or “day rider) must first register here (name & $25.00 fee):
And make a donation**:
**Minimum donation for tour riders (3 or 2 days) is $100. Suggested donation for “day-riders” is $1 per mile. Riders can encourage others to make donations on their behalf as well.