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2024 Ride for Research

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    • TO REGISTER, CLICK ON THE BUTTON TO THE RIGHT "REGISTER Ride 4 Research" (below if using the mobile version)

      • The Ride for Research is a two-day American Motorcyclist Association National Event. American Motorcycle Association membership is required.  Click "Here" to become an AMA member.
      • Off-Highway Motorcycle (OHM) Program sticker is required. 2 year resident Cost=$30. 5 day Trail pass =$20
        Off-highway motorcycle riding in Wisconsin Register your motorcycle for OHM sticker at go WILD
      • Registrations

      • $175 per rider.

        $65 for guest meal packages, including a TShirt - There is a $50 Meal Pkg available WITHOUT a Shirt -
        Meal costs have been driven up substantially of late, and we had to adjust

        Permitted: A registration with one rider

        Permitted: A registration with one rider and one or more Guest Meal Packages

        Permitted: A registration for an Event Volunteer worker (non-rider) and one or more guest meal packages

        Not Permitted: A registration with two riders

        Not Permitted: A registration with only a Guest Meal Package

        • No Refunds. But you can buy/sell/trade your entry here.



      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. 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 Route 
    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 (Hero) sections that are optional - Saturday's route is usually about 125 miles and Sunday's route is usually about 75 miles (though miles and routes change often yearly). The motorcycles are street legal motorcycles that are fully off road capable. Knobby tires strongly recommended for the "Hero Sections"

    Dual Sport GGR(Guided Group Ride) - Formerly known as Lite / 101

    As an alternative to Saturday’s main Dual Sport route, we also offer a Dual Sport Guided Group Ride (GGR). GGR is designed for riders who want to enjoy forest roads and trails (some mud, sand, single track, two track, and gravel) on a route that minimizes contact with the faster main route riders. Men and women of all ages are invited to participate. A pair of WDSR club members provide the navigation and support along the way. Riders can also use their own navigation without worrying of missing a turn nor getting lost. The GGR Trail Guide will ensure that all riders get to the Saturday lunch stop and then back to the Wabeno Fairgrounds in the afternoon – no rider will be left behind. We will have a short GGR Rider Meeting after Saturday’s main Rider Meeting before heading out on the GGR route. All GGR riders start out as a large group leaving the Wabeno Fairgrounds and then naturally separate into smaller faster/slower sub-groups in the initial few miles of the route. This allows the riders to complete the route at an enjoyable pace that more closely matches up to their abilities and experience. While we don’t offer WDSR GGR Trail Guides for the Sunday route, we typically see riders from Saturday form bonds, group up, and venture out on Sunday on their own. WDSR members cannot teach a person how to ride a motorcycle, but there’s a lot that can be learned when talking with experienced riders. For additional bike/rider prep tips click on the "About" tab on the WDSR home page.


    Adventure Route
    This ride is intended for larger multi-cylinder and big single-cylinder bikes, but all bikes are welcome. The route involves plenty of gravel and easy two-track forest roads. This ride will contain some more challenging but optional easy single-track suitable for large Adventure type motorcycles. Saturday's route is usually ~130 miles and Sunday's route is usually ~100 miles.

    Lodging and Meals
    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 NEW showers. No reservations. Limited hook-ups but we try to make space for all.
    • For non-rider guests a three-meal package can be purchased for $65, including a TShirt, or  $50 Without a TShirt (A $0 cost version of the package is for sponsor use only.)

    The fairgrounds will be the central location for ride main activities - registration, start, finish, breakfast and dinner. Free camping is available at the fairgrounds. Lodging is also available at these local motels. Please call for rates and reservations.
    1. Potowatomi Hotel & Casino(Carter WI) : (715) 473-6785. Located four miles south. 
    2. Camp 20 Cabins Laona - Just South of Laona, 8 Mi No ot Wabeno fairgrounds, easy access to the ATV / Dual Sport Grade trail
    3. Try or for local homes for rent

    Other Event Rules:

    Max sound level=96 decibels. On premise sound testing will occur


Saturday, June 8, 2024 to Sunday, June 9, 2024
1 Fairview
Wabeno, WI  54566

773-613-3663 Prefer Text
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Kevin Mikolajczyk
Public Event
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
Dual Sport Route
Dual Sport Guided Group Ride(GGR) - Former Lite / 101
Adventure Route
Optional Donation-$10 - Great Causes - Please Give if you Can!!!
Optional Donation-$25 - Great Causes - Please Give if you Can!!!
Optional Donation-$50 - Great Causes - Please Give if you Can!!!
Event Worker Non-Rider
Guest Meal Package $50 NO TShirt NO
Guest Meal Package $65 WITH TShirt
Guest Meal Ticket $0 (Sponsor/Landowners/Invited Workers) ONLY!!!