Upcoming 2017 Events:
12/12 - Planning Meeting
(At Angie's Cafe, not Courthouse)
Saturday, September 30, 2017
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM for the 40 and 70 mile routes
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM for all other events
8:00 AM - 40 and 70 mile routes
8:30 AM - Opening ceremony
9:00 AM - Family Fun, 17, 20, and 37 mile routes (5 min. intervals)
9:15 AM - Guided Tour Ride
9:30 AM - 5K Walk/Run
|Individual - Guided||$30||$35|
|Family (Maximum of 4)||$60||$65|
5k Run/Walk is FREE!
Memorial Park - Shawano, WI
At the Corner of Main Street and Lieg Street
Parking Available on Elizabeth Street
Welcome to the Shawano County 5th Annual Bike/Hike the Barn Quilts, which was one of the to 10 bike events in Wisconsin per Travel Wisconsin 2016! There are rides/walks/runs for people of all ages and abilities. Registrations go to support programs and services of Shawano Pathways, whose mission is to promote tourism, economic growth, healthier living, family fun, and greater opportunities for execise.
On September 30, 2017, seven scenic rountes varying in distance from 5 to 70 miles will be offered. Beautiful quilt patterns are showcased and enhanced by the fall colors. Register for all events at Memorial Athletic Park in Shawano. The 5k walk/run is on mapped routes within the city limits. Traffic control will be provided for the downtown areas and major intersections.
5 or 8 Mile - Family Fun Ride
Going west out of Shawano on the Mountain Bay Trail, you'll travel on MMM, Locust, Oak Avenue, and Peach Road. This is a nice ride for the novice rider. The route provides viewing of three barn quilts. (1 food station)
17 Mile - Richmond Ride
Traveling west on the Mountain Bay Trail will eventually bring Thornton followed by a beautiful stretch along the Red River. (2 food stations)
20 Mile - Belle Plaine Ride (Guided or Solo)
Traveling south towards Cloverleaf Lakes you can see 20 barn quilts in 20 miles! The terrain is rolling . Use caution when riding on Highway 22. If you choose the guided ride, a knowledgeable guide will provide information on farm and quilt patterns at each of the stops. You'll have plenty of opportunities to take pictures. (2 food stations)
37 Mile - Gresham Ride
You'll pass 25 quilts on this route that travels north and west out of Shawano. After a steep hill, enjoy Gresham's downtown and some refreshments. Please be aware that this route includes riding on Highway 47 for approximately two miles. (2 food stations)
40 Mile - Bonduel Ride
Enjoy a few more hills than the Gresham route while taking in scenic vistas. This route is part of the 70 mile route and shares food stations in Cecil and Bonduel. (2 food stations)
70 Mile - Pulaski Ride
This ride has the experienced biker in mind. You should be comfortable crossing and riding along major highways for short distances. There are more than 30 barn quilts for you to view as you travel along winding wooded roads around Shawano Lake, through scenic hilly farming country, past an Amish communitity, as well as Cecil, Pulaski, and Bonduel (4 food stations, with one being self-service)
Help SAM 25, Boys and Girls Club, and/or Big Brothers Big Sisters while you enjoy a day of fall beauty, exercise, and fun. Click here for more information.
Seventy mini quilts have been created by local artists to be auctioned off at 1:00 PM on September 30, 2017. Click here for more details.
Thanks to Tower Clock Eye Center and Pete's Garage, we're raffling a Cannondale Quick 8 bicycle. The bicycle will be professionally fitted to the winner. Click here for more details.
- All routes start at Memorial Athletic Park in Shawano (corner of Lieg & Main)
- Routes finish on the Mountain Bay Trail
- Parking is available north of the park on Elizabeth Street (enter Elizabeth from the east)
- The event is scheduled rain or shine
- No refunds
- Children ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult
- Support vehicles are provided
* Basic bike tools available for YOUR use in making repairs
* Will provide pick-up, if necessary
- Your registration includes a continental breakfast and lunch
- These are not closed routes.
- Traffic laws and official rules of the road must be obeyed at all times.
- Bikers must wear a helmet.
- Rest stops with water and food will be provided on most routes.
- Bring your cell phone.