Rides, Runs and Walks

Community members interested in starting rides, runs, or walks, are encouraged to post on the Fond du Lac Loop page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fonddulacloop

RIDES

Birky Challenge Ride

June 1, 2019

  • The ninth Annual Birky Challenge bicycle ride honors fallen Fond du Lac Police Officer Craig Birkholz.
  • Three routes to choose from: 67 miles, 40 miles, and 20 miles starting in Fond du Lac with course through the scenic
    Kettle Moraine Forest on a paved roadway.
  • More information is available on the Birky Challenge website.

GROUP RIDES in the SPRING, SUMMER, and FALL

Some of the group rides have started, but most will begin regularly in May. Check out Fondy Area Cycling on Facebook for timely updates and weekend rides.

Monday Morning – Loop Friends Ride

  • Meet at north end of Prairie Trail Park and Ride; parking lot off Winnebago Drive before WH.
  • 7am June through August, 7:30am September
  • Medium pace (14–16 mph): 17–23 miles toward Johnsburg and back
  • Easy pace (under 13 mph):  8–12 miles on the Loop

Monday Evening – Women’s Ride

  • Looking for a group leader for this ride.

Tuesday through FridayMorning Misfits

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 5:15 am
  • Meet at the intersection of 4th and Hwy K
  • 18–20 mph (Tuesday/Thursday are faster; Wednesday/Friday a bit slower)

Tuesday Evening – Ben’s Day-Off Ride

  • Meet at Attitude Sports, unless posted differently. Be sure to check the Facebook page.
  • 5:30 pm
  • 15–16+ mph/no drop
  • This is a welcoming ride for beginner to intermediate. No drop; you will not be left behind. Distance depends: we have people that want to ride 30 miles and we keep going or sometimes we’re all tired and just ride to get ice cream and go home. It depends on the day.

Tuesday Morning – Fond du Lac Senior Center Monthly Bike Rides

Call the Fond du Lac Senior Center to sign up 322-3630.

  • Tuesday, May 14, 9:00 am
    Wild Goose State Trail
    Meet in the parking lot by the trail off of Rolling Meadows Drive
  • Tuesday, June 11, 9:00 am
    Mascoutin Valley State Trail
    Meet at Target

Thursday  Lomira Ride–NEW MEETING PLACE!

(No longer departing from Buttermilk Creek Park.) Instead, the ride will be leaving from the Park n Ride across from BP, off the Loop. Take V from Fond du Lac Avenue. Continue south on V until you get to the round-about. At the round-about, take first exit to BP station. Riders will meet at the Park n Ride lot opposite the BP station.

30-mile round trip to Lomira.

Level 1

  • Pace: 18–20+mph
  • Group leaves at 5:30 pm. This ride started in April and will continue through the summer.
  • See the Facebook page Fondy Area Cycling

Level 3

  • Pace:  1517 mph
  • Group leaves at 5 pm, beginning on May 10.
  • Contact: Evelyn McLean-Cowan: mcleancowan@gmail.com
  • Interested riders who would like to start a Level 2 or Level 4 Pace group, please contact us.

 

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RUNS

Loop Run sponsored by the Fond du Lac Running Club

  • Sundays (weather permitting), 7:00am
  • Location: Meet in the Southeast corner of the Festival Foods parking lot in Fond du Lac, 1125 E. Johnson Street.
  • Entry: Free and open to the public

We will be running on the Loop/Prairie Trail along Highway 151. On average most have been going 46 miles at various paces. The weekly group runs are free and open to the public.

A water cooler and cups will be provided at the end of the run. If you feel you need more than water, please bring it. In case of bad weather, someone from the club will still be at the meeting area for those who still come to run. Use your best judgment if the weather looks to be bad. Please dress appropriately based on the weather and have extra/dry clothes with you. Everyone will need to sign a waiver the first time you show up which will cover each week you run with us at this location.

Any questions, email Kathy Busse at busserk5@att.net
Pub Run sponsored by the Fond du Lac Running Club
The third Thursday of every month at 6pm,  May through October.
Run 3 or 5 miles. Socialize at Pamela’s afterward. Walkers are welcome, too!
Meet at Pamela’s Grille – N7640 County Road WH, Fond du Lac, WI 54937

 

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WALKS

Check back later this Spring: Loop Walk with Holy Family Cathletics

  • Holy Family welcomes all community members and visitors to meet up and make new friends while walking. Babies in strollers through seniors are encouraged to attend.
  • Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 7:45–8:30 am
  • Meet at Holy Family, 271 Fourth Street Way, in the Gathering Space
  • We will walk across the new bridge to the Loop and enjoy a walk and camaraderie.

 

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