600+ mile dual sport route across the dairy state

Wednesday 5-14-2008, 9:28pm:
The sounds of coyotes howling their praise over a recent kill is the only sound
that breaks the silence at our campsite at Perch Lake in the Chequamegon -
Nicolet national forest in Northern Wisconsin....read more here:
ADVrider.com T.W.A.T. ride
Well over a year ago, I had and Idea, an idea that was better than most of my crazy ideas and that was to map out a route from
the Illinois / Wisconsin border to Lake Superior using Gravel roads, ATV trails, Forest roads, and as little pavement as possible.

After many hours of scouting roads and pondering many, many different maps, I came up with a possible route that starts near
the Dubuque Iowa / Galena Illinois area and goes all the way up to the Apostle Islands. I know the roads south of my home like the
back of my hand, so all I needed to do was to check out the rest of the route north. What we found was a fantastic dual sport
ride through many different landscapes of this great state and got to meet some great people along the way.
What is this Trans Wisconsin Trail?
This is a route that I came up with and its not an actual marked trail. I used
various maps and my knowledge of local roads to come up with a route that I
thought would be a good compromise between gravel and scenic roads and also
have the option of riding atv trails. I was actually surprised how enjoyable of
a route this ended up being!  This route is comprised completely of public
roads and many of these roads run near ATV trails, so you have the option of
hopping on them also.   Any ATV trails you might ride are at your own risk and
you will need to be aware of the rules and regulations of those trails.

With the help of a couple great GPS experts, the file is now complete and
available.
 Please email me at chad@lonewolfexpeditions.com and ask for
the TWT file.
  The GPS file will be free, although paypal donations would be
accepted. I have 3 years of exploring and countless hours of mapping tied up
in this little ride and although I do it all for fun, it has still cost me quite a bit.
For more info, e-mail chad@lonewolfexpeditions.com
Counter
Mark Sampson from
bigdogadventures.com was the first
person to run the full route, Mark is a
good friend of mine and has done
some amazing rides in the past,
check out his web page.
Mark also made a fantastic video of
the ride, which you can purchase off
his site:
BigDogAdventures.com

read his story here: BigDog - Tales of
the Trans Wisconsin
Trail
BigDog and I on the trail.
Paypal to chad@lonewolfexpeditions.com
Have you ridden the route? If so, I want to see your pics! Let me know if you finish the route and I'll put your photo
here and a link to your ride report ( if you do one ).
Me and Dave Kilkenny went out and
rode the top 2/3rds of the route in
May to make sure that the GPS track
was on, and there weren't any
changes that needed to be made.  Its
a good thing we rode it, because
there were a couple sections you can
no longer ride.

Ride Report
here
For more information
on the route and how
to get maps and the
GPS file ,
click here!
This is one ride
report I was really
waiting for! Jim
Klas is a great
photographer and
the pictures he
took on his solo
ride of the
T.W.A.T. turned
out great.

Jim did this ride
on his old airhead
GS with TKC80
knobbies. Check
out his pictures
here.
For more info, e-mail
chad@lonewolfexpeditions.com
Join our
Facebook
group!
This group from Iowa rode the
trail in early May 2009:  From
left to right
Ted Boffeli   Eric Mond  Dan
Wachtel  Kevin Ehrlich.

Here they are at the well
known Delta Diner in Delta
Wisconsin.
http://www.deltadiner.com/
Stickers now available!
I finally got some stickers made up from a local sign shop. They
are 5"x2" and printed on premium vinyl. If you want some, they
are $3 each shipped. Paypal to chad@lonewolfexpeditions.com
and let me know your address and the qty.
For more photos and links to ride reports, check
out the Trans Wisconsin Trail on
Facebook!