Bayfield, WI to Beloit, WI 616 miles This route is primarily pavement, suitable for big adventure bikes, and might serve as an entertaining return route for anyone who rides the Trans-Wisconsin Adventure Trail. I developed the route after considering a run on the TWT and realized I didn't want to just slab it home. The route will take a minimum of two days but obviously that varies depending on how involved your sight seeing is. Attractions/Features of the Route: 1. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (HQs in Bayfield) http://www.nps.gov/apis/index.htm 2. Big Top Chatauqua (live music tent near Bayfield) http://www.bigtop.org/ 3. Northern Great Lakes Visitor's Center (near Ashland) http://www.northerngreatlakescenter.org/ 4. Copper Falls State Park (near Mellen) http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/Org/land/parks/specific/copperfalls/ 5. Rustic Road 95 (there are 8 rustic roads along the route) 6. Scenic Flambeau River and State Forest http://dnr.wi.gov/forestry/StateForests/SF-Flambeau/ 7. Wisconsin Concrete Park (near Phillips) http://www.friendsoffredsmith.org/ 8. Timm's Hill (highest point in WI, lookout) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timms_Hill 9. Rustic Road 62 10. Rustic Road 78 11. Travel along the Wisconsin River 12. Rib Mountain State Park http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/ORG/LAND/PARKS/specific/ribmt/index.html 13. Paper Mills in Wisconsin Rapids, Port Edwards, Nekoosa area 14. Shoreline rides along large Wisconsin River Flowages (Petenwell, Castle Rock) 15. Wisconsin Dells 16. Hwy A (Lake Delton) currently washed out - where recent news film of houses going in the river was made 17. Rustic Road 49 that runs along a levee on the WI River 18. Baraboo - home of the Circus Museum http://www.circusworldmuseum.com/visitorcenter/index.html 19. North Freedom - Railway Museum http://www.midcontinent.org/ 20. Devil's Lake State Park http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/ORG/LAND/PARKS/specific/devilslake/ 21. Free ferry across the Wisconsin River at Merrimac http://www.dot.state.wi.us/travel/water/merrimac.htm 22. Prairie du Sac - eagle watching below the dam 23. Rustic Road 21 near Leland 24. Shot Tower at Tower Hill State Park (near Spring Green) http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/Org/land/parks/specific/findapark.html#tower 25. Barneveld - wiped out by a tornado a while ago 26. Blue Mounds State Park (nice views) http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/ORG/land/parks/specific/bluemound/ 27. New Glarus - Swiss Heritage town http://www.swisstown.com/ 28. New Glarus Woods State Park http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/ORG/LAND/parks/specific/ngwoods/ 29. Rustic Road 81 30. Rustic Road 94 31. Monroe (visit the square, have a Swiss Cheese sandwich - big cheese country) http://www.greencounty.org/aboutus.iml 32. Rustic Road 90 33. The route ends at the interstate at Beloit. I also waypointed a few potential campsites along the route. Fuel is pretty straight forward as the route runs through many towns. An interactive map of the route: http://maps.innersource.com/GProject.aspx?pid=5302 If you would rather have the .gdb, PM me an e-mail address and I'll send it to you. The file contains one route, twenty-four waypoints, and six tracklines of less than 250 points each. For anyone considering this as a return route after riding the TWT, here is a picture depicting the proximity of the two routes. The TWT is yellow and this route is green. If someone wanted a 1170 mile loop, they could join either track anyplace proximate to their home, and then ride out the loop to complete both segments. One would have to map out a link from Monroe to the start of the TWT (easy deal).