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6. Heartland Patchwork
July 24 - 30, 2016

Reserve Status:  OPEN

Breathe in the sweet country air and soak up the sun as you start this tour in the bluffs and quaint towns along the Mighty Mississippi. Quaint farms, rural countryside and dairy lands tell their stories as you bike the patchwork of back roads that make this tour a cycling delight. Take a spin through history on the Sparta to Elroy Trail, once a major rail link to Chicago, now a pioneering recreation trail. Clown around in Baraboo, birthplace of the Ringling Brothers circus. "Make yourself at home" in Beaver Dam, then pedal through the eskers and drumlins that line the Kettle Moraine Scenic Byway. If you continue to the next tour, you'll take an historic ferry passage across Lake Michigan from Manitowoc to Ludington, beginning another adventure across Michigan and Ontario.

Please Note: There is an additional cost for the ferry across Lake Michigan.

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6. Heartland Patchwork
July 24 - 30, 2016
  Day Date
  Sun 7/24 Check-In & Tour Briefing   ( Northfield, MN ) ---
  Mon 7/25 Northfield, MN - Pepin, WI 72
  Tue 7/26 Pepin - Sparta 90
  Wed 7/27 Sparta - Baraboo 74
  Thu 7/28 Baraboo - Beaver Dam 62
  Fri 7/29 Beaver Dam - Plymouth 70
  Sat 7/30 Plymouth - Manitowoc, WI   ( Ferry to Ludington ) 40
  Sun 7/31 Day Off
  Total Mileage: 408
    7 Days - Average Mileage: 75
Please Note: If you are leaving at the end of this tour, you will not take the ferry across Lake Michigan. If you are continuing to the next tour you will need to take the ferry. There is an additional charge for the ferry ride.
Day Date       Airport Pick-Up Cost Code
  Sun 7/24 Minneapolis, MN (MSP) 11 am $15 WI-1S
    7/24 Minneapolis, MN (MSP) 3 pm $15 WI-2S
  Sat 7/30 Milwaukee, WI (MKE) 2:30 pm $35 WI-5F
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