The Fifth Annual Backdraft Bike Tour is set for Sunday, June 5th! The two shorter lengths take you on The Friendship Trail and Trestle Bridge bike paths. The three longer routes take you to the scenic countryside north and east of Lake Winnebago. You will travel along the rural roads that Wisconsin is famous for. All rest stops will be at local fire stations or will have a fire truck on site to check out! Proceeds from this tour go to support Loop the Little Lake trail project. Part of this trail is used on our 10 and 25 mile routes currently. The completed loop will include two more bridges and a multiuse trail that will connect back to the City of Menasha. Choose from 10, 25, 50, 75 and 100 mile distances. Each rider will receive a goody bag, fully stocked rest stops, SAG service and a great meal at the end. Those registering before May 15th 2016 will receive a dry wick t-shirt and the first 300 will receive a free water bottle! The tour is open to the public and all ages and abilities are welcome! This is a rain or shine event.
NEW!! Order your limited edition 5th Annual Backdraft Bike Tour cycling jersey now before they are all gone! A jersey will not be offered again until the 10th anniversary so order now! Orders can only be placed April 19th to May 1st! Go HERE to order your jersey!
Event details and schedule
The tour begins and ends at Jefferson Park located at the north end of Lake Winnebago in Menasha. Recommended start times are as follows: 75 and 100 milers 7:00 a.m., 50 milers 8:00a.m. and the 10 and 25 milers 9:00 a.m. The tour is at your own pace and not timed. Packet pickup will start at 6:30 a.m. and is only available day of the event. Rest stop closure times will be noted on the route cue sheet. Helmets are required. A wrist band will be in your goody bag that will allow you into the rest areas and entry to the lunch at the end. This is not a closed course. Parking is free. Day of registration is available and starts at 6:30 a.m.
Neenah Menasha Fire Rescue Local 275