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2017 Ride for Research

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When Gov. Scott Walker signed 2016 Wis Act 170 into law, the new Off-Highway Motorcycle (OHM) Program was created for Wisconsin. Under Wisconsin Statutes, the OHM Program begins on October 1, 2016. Cost=$30.
Off-highway motorcycle riding in Wisconsin
Register your motorcycle at go WILD
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The Ride for Research is a two-day American Motorcycle Association National Event. 
American Motorcycle Association membership is required.  Click here to become an AMA member.

This event is a fund raiser for UW Carbone Cancer Center in Madison, WI. All raffle and auction proceeds are donated to UW-CCC.  Donations are collected by club members and event participants. Checks to UW Carbone Cancer Center are accepted. Use this 2017 RFR Donation Form and bring it with you to the event and hand it in with your donations at sign in. Representatives from the UW Cancer Research Center usually come to the event to thank the club and participants for their support and to inform us of the research they have been able to perform because of the fund raising the club has made over the years. This is truly exciting and rewarding for the Wisconsin Dual Sport Riders to support research at UW-CCC to cure breast and colon cancer.


Dual Sport 101
Saturday has an optional route that is suitable for those who desire to develop skills without the pressure to keep-up with the pack. Saturday will begin with a discussion about essentials; proper tire inflation (deflation), how to read a Roll Chart, navigating ruts, riding over small logs, etc. The day's route will be shorter and the pace will be slower. Men and women and all ages are invited. Sunday's route will be the standard route when you can opt-in or opt-out of the more challenging single-track sections.

NOTE: this is not designed to teach you how to ride a motorcycle; see Wisconsin Off Road Adventures for beginner rider training.

Dual Sport Ride - Off Road
Dual Sport is a type of motorcycle riding which is a mix of off road trails connected with the use of roads.  Trails are used with permission and/or permits through the USFS, County forests, and private landowners. Trails range from 2 track, gravel, minimal pavement (as little as we can), and single track sections that are optional- Saturday's route is usually about 130 miles and Sunday's route is usually about 80 miles (though miles and routes change often yearly). The motorcycles are street legal motorcycles that are fully off road capable.


Adventure Ride - Big Bike
This is for GS1200, GS800, V-Strom, Super Tenere, Tiger, KLR650 and similar larger bikes. The route involves minimal asphalt, many miles of gravel, a few miles of sandy roads and enough 4wd miles to develop new skills. Saturday's route is usually ~250 miles and Sunday's route is usually ~125 miles.  Suitable off-road tires are required! 

Lodging and Meals

This event is held in Wabeno, WI. Includes:

• Saturday lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast
• Paper Roll Chart and/or .gpx tracks
• Event T-shirt
• Free on premise camping with showers

The fairgrounds will be the central location for ride main activities - registration, start and finish. Free camping is available at the fairgrounds. Lodging is also available at these local motels. Please call for rates and reservations.
1. Safari Motel: (715) 473-3521. Walking distance from fairgrounds.
2. Crystal Bell Bed & Breakfast: (715) 473-2202.
3. Indian Springs Hotel & Casino: (715) 777-1640. Located four miles from fairgrounds.
We prefer electronic registration via the Register button below. For mail-in registration open and print 2017 RFR Mail-In Registration Form and mail payment via check. Please note it may take a min. or two to download.
Saturday, June 10, 2017 to Sunday, June 11, 2017
1 Fairview
Wabeno, WI  54566

Loren Wahl
920.475.0710 (p)
Public Event
Registration is required
Payment In Advance Only
Max sound level=96 decibels. On premise sound testing will occur.
Cancellation Policy:
No refunds within two weeks of the event. Refunds are on a case by case basis and a check may be issued.
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
Dual Sport Ride - Off Road
Dual Sport 101
Adventure Route - Big Bike
Guest Meal Ticket $35
Guest Meal Ticket $0
Optional Donation-$10
Optional Donation-$25
Optional Donation-$50