Welcome to Great Lakes Ultra Cycling!

No joke!  In honor of PBP, we are doing our official ACP Qualifying 200k Brevet on April 1, 2023!  This is an out and back to Darien, Wisconsin starting in Barrington.  Lots of quiet backroads and not many hills for a way to dust off the bike and reve up for the year. The 8:30 am s... Show Details

Welcome 2023!

It's been a challenging winter and a puzzler to get our season lined up but at last it is done.  2023 is a Paris Brest Paris year.  So we will focus more on providing a lot of brevets.  No worries though, even if PBP is not in your plans, all are always welcome.  From early April through June, there are opportunties to do 3 entire Super Randonneur Series all within our club.

For some, PTO and funds are short, so for that we have some additional help.  We also want to grow our club!  So bring your friends!  Anyone new to the club will get their first ride for free!  We have also done as much as possible to reduce prices and to hopefully provide options for overnights that are less expensive.  

New Starts!

  • Janesville - As we have been riding around this town for 30 years, it's high time we actually just started there.  Our host hotel is the Microtel in Janesville on Milwaukee St.  As of January 1, the rates were about $72 per night for our ride weekend.
  • Hebron - We have reformatted our lovely Lakes and Kettles 300k to start and finish in Hebron.  Finish is at Hart's Saloon where your intrepid RBA will await your arrival.
  • Barrington - We will host almost an entire series here with our earliest rides. Close in and easy to get to, there are also a couple cheap hotels nearby.

New Routes!

  • Madtown Express 600k - based on last year's popular Mad Town Express Double Century, this gets you up and down the Baraboo Bluff as well as crossing the famous Isthmus.  Day 2 is a fun day traveling south to Oregon, IL and back.
  • Kettle Moraine 400k - A trip to to the famous Kettle Moraine State Park outside Kewauskum.  The hills here are very much like France.
  • Barrington Turtle and Cow 300k and 400k - Both feature rolling terrain heading out to the driftless with turnarounds in New Glarus and Orfordville.

The "Save my PTO" Brevet Week

Brevet weeks (doing the full series in 7 days) is a great way to finish off your training but it sure sucks the days off.  We have a solution!  Let's really load up both weekends and we can squeeze all 4 into 9 days with only 1 day off required (no promisess you will look good on Tuesday).  It's right around the longest day of the year so at least there will be a lot of light

  • June 17 (Saturday) 600k starts at 4:00 am finishes Sunday night at 8:00 pm
  • June 19 (Monday) 400k starts at 4:00 am finishes Tuesday at 8:00 am
  • June 24 (Saturday) 300k starts at 6:00 am finishes Sunday 2:00 am
  • June 25 (Sunday) 200k starts at 6:00 am finishes Sunday at 7:30 pm

Bring your friends to win $350 Cash (or pay bills, appease your spouse, max out on pizza)

in 2019, we had the best attendance of any midwestern club.  Let's make it even better this time.  First, bring a friend who is new to the club and their ride fee is free (there's a nominal charge for our membership which is just to cover the club insurance).  

Our club goal is to have at least 300 riders this year at the end of June. If we make our club goal, we will have a raffle with $350 in cash as a prize.  For each ride you attended, your name is entered once.  So ride as much as you like and increase your chances.  Remember, if we don't make our club goal, we can't profit individually - in true randonneuring fashion, you need your friends to win smiley

Let's make it our best year yet!



Rides in our Club
Membership included for guest registrations

Click on ride name for details
  • Apr 01
    Sat

    Barrington Boomerang 200k Barrington METRA Station - Barrington
    08:30
    ACP 200
    Hilly
    Members: $5.00
    Guests: $0.00
    2 registered
  • Apr 15
    Sat

    Barrington Turtle 300k Barrington METRA Station - Barrington
    07:00
    ACP 300
    Rolling
    Members: $10.00
    Guests: $0.00
    2 registered
  • Apr 29
    Sat

    Evanston to Bull Valley 200k Temperence Beer Company - Evanston
    08:00
    ACP 200
    Rolling
    Members: $10.00
    Guests: $0.00
    1 registered
  • May 06
    Sat

    Barrington Cow 400k Barrington METRA Station - Barrington
    06:00
    ACP 400
    Mixed
    Members: $15.00
    Guests: $0.00
    2 registered
  • May 20
    Sat

    Psychedelic Turtle 300k Best Western - Woodstock
    06:00
    ACP 300
    Rolling
    Members: $10.00
    Guests: $0.00
    None registered
  • May 20
    Sat

    Psychedelic Eagle 200k Best Western - Woodstock
    07:00
    ACP 200
    Rolling
    Members: $5.00
    Guests: $0.00
    None registered
  • May 27
    Sat

    Fox and Hawks 600k Shell - St. Charles Township
    00:00
    ACP 600
    Hilly
    Members: $15.00
    Guests: $0.00
    1 registered
  • Jun 03
    Sat

    Psychedelic Cow 400k Best Western - Woodstock
    05:00
    ACP 400
    Mixed
    Members: $15.00
    Guests: $0.00
    None registered
  • Jun 03
    Sat

    Lakes and Kettles 300k Fast Stop or Donut Shop Hebron, IL - Hebron
    06:00
    ACP 300
    Rolling
    Members: $10.00
    Guests: $0.00
    None registered
  • Jun 17
    Sat

    Madtown Express 600k Microtel Inn and Suites - Rock County
    04:00
    ACP 600
    Hilly
    Members: $20.00
    Guests: $0.00
    None registered




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