Iowa County, WI Gravel Loop (SW Wisconsin)

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  1. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck Supporter

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    This is a short 65-ish mile supplemental loop that takes in some fantastic gravel (rare) and pavement in western Iowa County, WI. The track technically starts and ends at my driveway in Mineral Point, but can be accessed from anywhere along the route.

    It wasn't designed to be any sort of destination ride. It's the result of my goofing around on a Sunday earlier this spring. I've had a few friends download it and they've deemed it worthy of sharing. So if you're out this way, perhaps doing the alphabet road thing on your own ride that might bring you to Mineral Point, load it up and run it. The track is a blast, and a fun way to get lost for a couple of hours on any size of bike. I've been known to ride it a second time later in the same day...backwards...on a different bike.

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    Note: Deer are plentiful along the route. As are small tractors & wagons tending to pasture cows. As much as you'll want to - up on the pegs and 'railing' the gravel portions isn't recommended. Spirited is fine at your own risk, race pace is definitely not. YMMV.

    Also: Depending on the mapping you use there are a couple of roads that may not show up on your screen. Go ahead and trust the track. It’s been proofed and run several times. The entire track is on public roads.

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  2. GR0NK

    GR0NK Got some screws loose!

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    Nice pics uncle Taco but can you do me a favour? Don't post so many in a row, my finger is cramping from scrolling so much. :up




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  3. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck Supporter

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  4. Three Crates

    Three Crates Been here awhile

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    I will be camping at Governor Dodge State Park labor day weekend and look forward to checking out this route. Thanks!!
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  5. Three Crates

    Three Crates Been here awhile

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    I'll be leaving St. Charles, Illinois tomorrow morning on my way up to Dodgeville on the DR650 with plans of riding these tracks. Will report back with pics when I get a chance.
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  6. 9Realms

    9Realms Drawn in by the complex plot

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    Looks like a great time, good one to explore while down that way running some Rustic Roads perhaps.
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  7. AronW

    AronW Been here awhile

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    I'll have to put this on my list of routes to do.
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  8. Grizzmug

    Grizzmug Adventurer

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    I'll definitely have to check it out! I only live 10 minutes from Mineral Point! [​IMG]

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  9. Three Crates

    Three Crates Been here awhile

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    This was a fun ride and conveniently on the way to where I was staying Labor Day weekend. Reporting back with pics but lost nearly all of 'em as my phone finally killed itself. (probably due to the incredible storms that weekend.) Here's a few I salvaged from Instagram: thanks again for the tracks!
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  10. Three Crates

    Three Crates Been here awhile

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    My favorite stretch had to be Wilson Rd just outside of Dodgeville. Went back and rode it again a couple times when a friend showed up on my borrowed KLX250 the next day.
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  11. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck Supporter

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    I think I met you on that stretch of road. You were headed north.
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  12. Three Crates

    Three Crates Been here awhile

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    Yeah! Thought I saw you although we've never met, ha! Told my friend, "I think that may be the guy that shared these tracks" from the bike in the pics and the quick glance I got as you rode by.
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  13. Gasdoctor

    Gasdoctor .......

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    Nice route Mitch! What a gorgeous day for a ride!

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  14. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck Supporter

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    Thank you. Glad to see it getting used. I was on it yesterday. Today would’ve been a much better day.
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