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Off to Elkader 400K
May 27 @ 6:00 am - May 28 @ 9:00 am$15.00
One of our favorite 400K routes. This one takes you through Muscoda then features a beautiful stretch on CR-G over to Fennimore followed by an even nicer section from Fennimore over to Prairie du Chien with a long stretch along the Green River before a couple of challenging climbs on CR-C. We’ll then cross the Mississippi at PdC and you know what that means! Any time you go East or West from the Mississippi your next destination is “up” as you climb away from the river. You’re rewarded with some beautiful views before turning Westward toward Elkader with a nice stop at the control for lunch should you choose a longer break. Then it’s North through Monona (lots of rollers and generally uphill – this stretch can be tough with a North wind!) where a break at the Casey’s is suggested before heading on to the next control at Lansing.
Leaving Lansing there’s that “cross the Mississippi” thing again with the requisite climb away from the river before heading toward Viroqua. This is a fairly tough stretch, your RBA has done it in both directions and it’s a toughie both ways! At Viroqua you can either stop at the Kwik Trip or any other place that appeals to you (Culver’s, Dairy Queen, Community Co-Op, etc) as it’s an open control.
Then we’ll head off to Ontario. There’s a convenience store there but unless you’re pretty quick it’s likely to be closed. You can either stop at the bar for food or there’s a place on your brevet card & cue sheet where you can top up water bottles (it’s an info control). Leaving Ontario, we’ll head back to Richland Center.
The total distance is 255.7 miles with 13,050 feet of climbing according to ridewithgps.
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