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Wildcat Mountain Wander 300K

May 13, 2023 @ 6:00 am - May 14, 2023 @ 6:00 am


This was a new route for 2017 which shares the first few miles with our “Back in Black (River Falls) 400K” route so riders can roll out together. The controls for the first 90 miles are the same and there’s considerable overlap between the routes so riders doing any of the events typically held on this day should get a number of opportunities to see other riders during the first part of the ride.

The route has some testing climbs, especially the long climb up the eponymous Wildcat Mountain, but nothing too severe. Ridewithgps reports 7115 feet of climb in the 195 mile distance for an average of 36 feet/mile which is generally considered “hilly”. There aren’t any “shift all the way down and grind” sorts of climbs, mostly “pick your gear and spin” (assuming of course you aren’t riding a 39×25 as your easiest gear!).

There are plenty of food opportunities along the route with c-stores and/or restaurants available in Ontario, Norwalk, Warrens, Sparta, Cashton and LaFarge. This being the small town midwest you can expect everything to fold up at 22:00 so plan your food/water stops accordingly.

This is a lovely route on mostly quiet two-lane roads. Try it, you’ll like it!

187.2 miles, 8022 feet of climbing, ACP certified

Ridewithgps link: here
Brevet card: here

Complete the registration form below. You’ll receive an email which will contain a link to complete a waiver electronically and a PayPal link to pay for the ride. Note that there will be no day of ride registration – advance registration is mandatory!

Your registration is not complete until your completed waiver and PayPal payment is received.

Important note: If you register and don’t receive an email confirmation check your spam folder! If you find the confirmation there, right click on it in your mail program and select “not spam” (your mailer might use different words but you get the idea) which will move it to your inbox. To insure you receive these plus ride announcements in the future, add driftlessrandos@gmail.com to your contacts.


May 13, 2023 @ 6:00 am
May 14, 2023 @ 6:00 am


White House Ramada Inn
1450 Veterans Dr
Richland Center, WI 53581 United States
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