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Old 05-09-2007, 11:21 PM   #1
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CannonTracks - WI Rustic Roads Patch

The State of Wisconsin offers motorcyclists a special patch for completing rides on 10 designated rustic roads. If a rider completes rides on 25 different designated rustic roads, he/she receives a special certificate from the state.


Basically, what is required is that you take a picture of your bike in front of the Rustic Road sign that has the route designator (i.e. R 10) on it. When you get 10 roads documented, send in the proof and get the patch.
Information is available at Rustic Roads Award Program for Motorcyclists.

Where are all these Rustic Roads you ask? You can find them on the web site (Wisconsin's Rustic Roads) or in a booklet available at most travel information centers.

Since it is somewhat difficult to thread a route that includes these designated rustic roads together, I have prepared six GPS tracks for your convenience. Ride any one of the tracks and document the rustic road signs, and you will qualify for a patch. I prepared routes for that will serve people from the following areas:
Milwaukee/SE WI
NE IL
NW IA, SE MN, and SW WI
Minneapolis Area, NE WI
Madison area, south central WI
Fox Valley/Green Bay area

I often included more sightseeing than just traveling from rustic road to rustic road in each of the routes. If you are looking for a ready made day ride, download the track, ride the route, document the rustic road signs with your motorcycle, and collect the patch.

Have fun!

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Old 05-09-2007, 11:26 PM   #2
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Milwaukee Area Rustic Roads Patch

This route is in the Milwaukee/SE WI area. It is about 225 miles long. It covers the following designated rustic roads:
R10
R33
R84
R87
R88
R29
R12
R11
R36
R42
R5
R2
R30
R25
R86

An interactive map of the route is at this link:
http://maps.innersource.com/project/map/3438





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Old 05-09-2007, 11:31 PM   #3
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NE IL and SE WI Rustic Roads Patch

This route is in the far SE portion of WI and is well situated for riders from NE IL to enjoy. It is about 125 miles long and includes the following designated Rustic Roads:
R43
R2
R25
R30
R42
R5
R37
R85
R11
R12
R29
R36

An interactive map is available at this link:
http://maps.innersource.com/project/map/3439



See post 25 for another version of this track that has a route in it (not just trackpoints).

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Old 05-09-2007, 11:35 PM   #4
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Madison Area Rustic Road Patch

This route covers designated Rustic Roads in the Madison and south central WI area. It is about 270 miles and can be ridden in two loops. It includes:
R49
R69
R96
R19
R20
R68
R35
R90
R27
R94
R81

An interactive map is available at this link:
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Old 05-09-2007, 11:38 PM   #5
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NE IA, SE MN, and SW WI Rustic Roads Patch

This is a long loop (almost 300 miles) that is well suited for riders from NE IA, SW MN, and SW WI. It includes the following designated Rustic Roads:
R66
R99
R75
R70
R55
R56
R26
R31
R64
R91

There is an interactive map at this site:
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Old 05-09-2007, 11:43 PM   #6
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Minneapolis and West Central WI Rustic Roads Patch

This route is about 250 miles and is well situated to serve riders from Minneapolis and west central WI. It involves the following desginated Rustic Roads:
R51
R92
R4
R3
R13
R67
R41
R101
R28
R93

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Old 05-09-2007, 11:46 PM   #7
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Fox Valley and Central WI Rustic Roads Patch

This route is about 220 miles long. It serves riders from Green Bay, the Fox Valley, and central WI. It involves the following designated Rustic Roads:
R46
R8
R40
R7
R16
R53
R61
R23
R24
R57
R47

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Old 05-10-2007, 09:44 AM   #8
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Thanks Brian, Great info as usual.

I've heard about this, but never looked into how this works.

I took Brian's file and added waypoints for the start and end of each Rustic Road in that patch. I'm taking a trip this weekend and I thought that may help me find out where the routes are closest to where I'll be.

Hope you don't mind Brian. :)
I'll post more as I finish them.
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Thanks Brian, Great info as usual.

I took Brian's file and added waypoints for the start and end of each Rustic Road in that patch. I'm taking a trip this weekend and I thought that may help me find out where the routes are closest to where I'll be.

Hope you don't mind Brian. :)
I'll post more as I finish them.
I think it is a great idea to mark the roads! It will get a little more complicated on some though, as they are sometimes a little web of short roads instead of a single end-to-end ride (that is why there is some backtracking on the tracklines). It is probably a good idea to take the booklet along (or the route pages from the web) so you know what you are looking for in case the road is not clearly signed.
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Aw, man

Posts like this make me miss living in Wisconsin.

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Old 05-10-2007, 12:00 PM   #11
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I think it is a great idea to mark the roads! It will get a little more complicated on some though, as they are sometimes a little web of short roads instead of a single end-to-end ride (that is why there is some backtracking on the tracklines). It is probably a good idea to take the booklet along (or the route pages from the web) so you know what you are looking for in case the road is not clearly signed.
I will take the book along also, The first one I added way points to worked out well, matching up w/ your track. This way I can be zoomed out and tell about where the roads are located.

I had just started putting a few in Map source last month, but never got back to it. Now you go and do this and make it so much easier for me.
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Now you go and do this and make it so much easier for me.
Makes it easier for everyone . . .

I started to do a track just for myself and then realized how obscure some of these roads are and how hard it is to tie a few together in a ride. Oh well, as long as I was doing it, might as well take care of a bunch of other folks as well. Tried to include some other entertainment on the tracks too.
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This route is in the Milwaukee/SE WI area. It is about 225 miles long. It covers the following designated rustic roads:
R10
R33
R84
R87
R88
R29
R12
R11
R36
R42
R5
R2
R30
R25

An interactive map of the route is at this link:
http://maps.innersource.com/project/map/3438
Rode this track today. Took about 6-7 hours with lunch/gas/etc. Knocked off 15 designated Rustic Roads (have to go back and relook - picked up one not on the list . . .R86). Lots of good riding on the route.

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Old 05-23-2007, 09:20 AM   #14
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awesome thread. again, you are the man. I will try to do the madison one soon (although I'll likely break it into two loops).
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I've attached a gpx file which includes all of the Rustic Routes as individual routes. A "G" after the route number indicates the road is gravel; "PG" indicates a mix of paved and gravel. If anyone finds problems with the routes, let me know and I will revise them.

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