35th Annual Kettle McBlain Camping and Biking Trip, WI

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AN AWESOME SUMMER GETAWAY CAMPING AND BIKING WEEKEND FOR THE 35TH TIME!!!

 

We will be at Benson’s Camping Resort on Long Lake near Dundee, Wisconsin, about 3 hours north of Chicago. We had a great time last year and can do a fun, socially distanced event again this year.

Friday activities:
• Tent set-up
• Campfire & fun discussions
• A grill will be set-up and ready to use. Pine Point is not providing any food out of an abundance of Covid caution. We will provide the grill, charcoal and tools.

Saturday activities:
Road biking routes include 38, 56, & 76 mile options. We have maps and turn sheets available for this self-guided ride (though there are usually plenty of people who have ridden these routes before to help show the way). Riders typically stop for lunch in the patio at Fudgienuckles in Glenbeulah. The short and intermediate route riders typically overlap for lunch. The mountain bikers will coordinate lunch times with them. At the end of the ride, many of us also enjoy a well-earned ice cream cone at the Hamburger Haus in Dundee. Saturday dinner will be on your own.

  • Most years people head to the Idlewile Inn, in Saint Cloud WI.

  • The Pine Point grill will also be available.

  • Tiki Beach Resort is a fun place to hit a lake and watch a sunset over water and listen to a rock band. Please note that this place has been really crowded other years.

MTB at the Greenbush trails. A trail fee is necessary in Wisconsin state parks and a State Park parking pass is also required.

Hiking: there are a lot of trails in state parks around the area. Greenbush has the most variety of terrain and a few kettles to check out.
https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/parks/kmn

Beach & Long Lake: Long Lake Recreation Area has a couple beaches and Benson's has canoes and kayaks for rent.

Sunday can be a recovery day, more riding, hiking, canoeing, or ???

Included in the trip price:

  • Camping space in an area reserved for our group

  • Firewood & charcoal for the grill

  • Maps & guidance for 38, 56 and 76 mile routes

  • Awesome company of outdoor enthusiasts

Don't forget:

 

Carpooling:
If you are looking for a ride or have extra spot, please coordinate by posing it in the comments.

RSVP & $$$

 

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Turn sheets will be provided Saturday morning, but if you want to check out the routes in advance:
Short Route
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/45186492
Intermed Route
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/45188426
Long Route
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/45213892


Here is a link to hiking and mountain biking in the area:
 

https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/kmn/trails.html
 

Greenbush MTB
https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/kmn/pdfs/kmngreenbushtrails.pdf

Let us know on  Meet up comments if you have any questions and Happy Camping!