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    Default WI,MN,IA,IL Ride

    Ok....

    I've already contacted a few from each state to get some ideas but this is the plan. If a date can be agreed upon.

    Wisconsin and Minnesota riders would meet in La Crosse, WI.

    Iowa and Illinois riders would meet in Dubuque, IA.

    Now each "group" can figure out their own details, but the original idea was for everyone to then meet in Praire Du Chien, WI. About a 1+ hour ride.

    If we want a longer ride, IA & IL could meet in Davenport and we all meet in Dubuque. About 2+ hours.

    My route plan was just to hug the Mississippi the whole way but am open to other roads.

    So, what needs to be figured out is a date, (Sept 16,17,18) ?

    If we want this to be a one or two day deal. Maybe the groups meet in their start city and ride and hang. Then make the run to the end city(?) on day two and ride and hang. ( my personal preference )

    I am posting this in all four state forums and the main page.

    Bring on the feedback
    Last edited by jvicker; 07-27-2011 at 04:32 PM.

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    Default I will check the dates!

    At first glance, that looks good to me, but I'll have to check into it further... I PM'd Jedd, Big Arm, Wolfee, Mowerman and McGone (I don't know all the Iowa Ryders yet, sorry if I missed you) to check their availability.

    This could be a fun Fall ride! Thanks for spearheading it John!

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    I'm in!!!!!
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    Basically anything that is along the river would be great in the early fall. I am having difficulty working out all the components to this that would include as many riders for as long as possible. i will say that there are ways to go on both side of the river from Minneapolis to the Quad Cities. Lots of great stops and spots like.....

    In Minnesota-Winona, Lake City, Redwing
    In Wisconsin-La Crosse, Prarie Du Chien, Alma, Elsworth
    In Iowa- New Albin, Dubuque, Davenport

    you guys can obviuosly fill in more places.

    Perhaps one meeting spot like Prarie Du Chien for everyone and then up one side of the river and down the other. That way if you can only join for part, we would be in the area for at least some of the time. Likewise if the group was closer to your home part way through the ride and you needed to peel off, you could.

    There are a lot of logistics to work out trying to work 4 states into this trying to give eveyone a piece of it. Perhaps a longer ride like north from Prarie to Lake City, then south to La Crosse, the next day to Quad Cities, and back to Prarie, then stay or go if you want.
    Just a few ideas.

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    All great ideas
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    Default 4state ride dates

    I put out a poll for dates on the 4 state ride.

    http://www.spyderlovers.com/forums/s...r-4-state-ride

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    Has anything specific been worked out for an Iowa meeting place for the 4 state ride? We are wanting to join up with the Iowa group-we are about 20 minutes south of Mason City.

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    3tracs we will not be able to join you on this ride. We will heading to South Carolina on the spyder on the 15 of September. You guys have a great time.
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    Default Meeting in Davenport then heading to Dubuque

    Lets meet at the Shell station off of I-80 and Brady street in Davenport on Saturday September 17th at 9:30. We’ll leave by 9:50 and take the Great River Road north to Dubuque to meet the Wisconsin/Illinois group at Houlihan's restaurant at the greyhound park. Sounds like the other states plan on being in Dubuque by noon for lunch. (Here is a link to Google maps that shows the route from Shell to Dubuque: http://g.co/maps/npec )

    We'll eat and chat, then folks can decide whether they'd like to ride the river road for awhile, or if they need to head back home.

    Hope to see you there, please let me know if you have any questions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mowerman View Post
    3tracs we will not be able to join you on this ride. We will heading to South Carolina on the spyder on the 15 of September. You guys have a great time.
    Sorry to hear that, but it sounds like you have a great trip planned. Make sure to post pics, and more importantly, ride safe!

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    Default Official Plans

    IA/IL riders will be meeting at the Shell station off of I-80 and Brady street in Davenport on Saturday September 17th at 9:30. They will leave by 9:50 and take the Great River Road north to Dubuque.

    WI/MN riders will meet in La Crosse. Paula and a few others are riding to LaX on friday. I too will probably do that. On Saturday we will meet Troy and everyone at the La Crosse Family Restaurant for breakfast and hit the road around 9:30/10:00. We will be taking 35 to Prairie Du Chien. Cross over to IA and take the Great River Rd (56-52-9) to Dubuque.

    Jeff (jjw SpyderRider) will meet us ALL in Dubuque. He will also be riding up to LaX to spend the night. Here should be more than enough riders heading that way for him to hook up with.

    Houlihans -1801 Greyhound Park Drive, Dubuque, IA 52001 will be out meeting place. We should meet there by 1:00 at the latest. I would like the groups to take their time. Make a few more stops than you normally would and just enjoy the ride.

    If the start times are too early for some of you further away riders, let me know. We can always leave a little later. PM me if you have any other questions.

    If you need to reach me during this trip call my cell @ 920-915-9301

    Hope to see all of you there

    Thanks
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    Default Leaving in 5-4-3-2-1... :)

    Ride safe and stay warm!

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    Default Group Photo

    Four States Ride (IL, IO, MN, WI). L - R: Michelle, TLesky, Karen, JJW SpyderRider, jvicker, 3tracs and SpyderDeb

    http://www.spyderlovers.com/forums/a...chmentid=32557

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