Central Rally - Routes Based Out of Eagle River

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Central Rally - Routes Based Out of Eagle River

Postby Cannonshot » Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:46 pm

This thread contains a collection of routes based out of Eagle River, Wisconsin, in support of the Central ADV Rally.

This file contains three dual sport routes.
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The Northern-Highland American Legion State Forest loop is 130 miles long. Longest gas is less than 60 miles. It is an entertaining ride intended to be ridden counter-clockwise.
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The second loop runs through the National Forest. It is about 210 miles long.
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The third loop runs along some railroad grades that have been converted to ORV trails. It is about 217 miles long, but has a cut-of option at Watersmeet to make it shorter.
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Northern Highland
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Northern Highland
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Northern Highland
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The National Forest loop starts and ends using some paved roads. Paved or not, they are fun to ride.
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Some of the route skirts a wilderness area.
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Over the two days of proofing these routes, I would sometimes catch myself smiling as I encountered entertaining sections.
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The paved sections are nice.
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Michigan Railroad Grade Loop

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Trestles along the way.
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Cool, clear streams. For a while the trail nestles up against the Brule River which is the Wisconsin - Michigan border.
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When you get to Watersmeet, get gas (if you need it) as there may be none in Marenisco. Also, take some time to visit the Ottawa National Forest Visitor's Center. They have some great exhibits that include three wolves, a black bear, a fisher, a lynx, a couple of bobcats, and other local animals - stuffed of course.

There is also the opportunity to take a short cut on the route to cut it down from 215 to 140 miles. One way to go is to take a railroad grade (dark red) south to the Wisconsin border at Land O' Lakes. This is nice, but the road that runs next to it (dark green) is a much more twisty, rolling, and entertaining ride.

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Don't miss this rolling and twisting segment! What a great road!
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Re: Central Rally - Routes Based Out of Eagle River

Postby Cannonshot » Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:56 pm

This dual sport ride runs about 194 miles and takes in some scenic forests and waterfalls in the UP of Michigan.

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Re: Central Rally - Routes Based Out of Eagle River

Postby Cannonshot » Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:32 pm

For those that want to combine some single track motorcycle tail with a dual sport ride, you can make this loop that includes portions of the Porterfield and Bass Lake motorcycle trails. There is gas in Gwinn and at Silver Lake.
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Re: Central Rally - Routes Based Out of Eagle River

Postby Cannonshot » Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:07 pm

This is an overnight trip out to the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula.

There is a dual sport track.
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And a road route.
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Jan 2012 Update

Update on the Keewenaw.

Some information I need to share for people that ride any of my Keewenaw tracks.

There have been some changes in the area. The local ATV club has been able to establish some new ATV trail segments on land owned by a forest products company. One of the stipulations for those segments would be that no motorcycles would be allowed.

The issue here isn't whether you like that or you don't, the issue is that riders in that area need to be aware that motorcycles are legitimately not allowed in certain places. This is all motorcycles - ORV and highway registered.

Some roads (some even on the highway map) are really private roads on private land. The timber company has opted to exclude motorcycles from these roads. Therefore, I changed the route to avoid these sections. Some things like the back way to LaBelle, Fish Cove, and even part of the Estivant Pines are now restricted by the roads being off limits. Use the revision 3 GPX instead.

There is no problem getting out to the tip at High Rock Bay on a DOT licensed dual sport motorcycle.

Hopefully we'll develop more facts about this before the season starts.

ATV map.
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DOT Map
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This sign is on Mandan Road.
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Re: Central Rally - Routes Based Out of Eagle River

Postby Cannonshot » Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:15 pm

Ottawa National Forest Loop

147 mile dual sport route through teh nearby Nicolet and Ottawa National Forests. Just proofed this Saturday with some folks and we had a lot of fun.
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Re: Central Rally - Routes Based Out of Eagle River

Postby Cannonshot » Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:16 pm

Petonga 200 Mile Dual Sport Track

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Re: Central Rally - Routes Based Out of Eagle River

Postby Cannonshot » Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:25 pm

Western UP History Tour. Nice road riding to historic sites near the rally.

Details here:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=17

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=580961

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Re: Central Rally - Routes Based Out of Eagle River

Postby Cannonshot » Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:41 pm

Abbreviated Gangster Tour (Road Ride).

Take in some of the gangster sites from the days of Al Capone and John Dillinger.
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Related ride report here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=503245

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Re: Central Rally - Routes Based Out of Eagle River

Postby Cannonshot » Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:46 pm

Points of Interest for the rally area. This file contains 140 waypoints that at points of interest that vary from rustic roads to the site where Dillinger and the FBI shot it out.

Make your own local ride based on some of these.

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Re: Central Rally - Routes Based Out of Eagle River

Postby Cannonshot » Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:55 pm

Some people have made a loop to Aerostich in Duluth. It is around a 417 mile loop.
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YOu will likely have to recalculate the route against your maps.
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