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IMG_20160605_093054390Backdraft Bike Tour

Sunday, June 6, 2021 -Two new locations in 2021!

In an effort to keep everyone safe during the current pandemic, changes have been made to the 2021 routes.

The 10 mile route has been shortened to 8.5 miles.  It will begin/end at Washington Park Splash Pad in the City of Neenah.  Our 8.5 mile route takes you across the The Fox Cities Trestle Trail.  This is a Rails-to-Trail conversion of a causeway/trestle rail bridge, now a recreational trail bridge.  You continue on the new pedestrian path of Loop the Little Lake recreation trail and back to the new Splash pad at Washington Park! 

The 25, 50, 75 & 100 mile routes will begin/end at Jefferson Park in the City of Menasha.

The 25 mile will go east towards High Cliff State Park with a stop at the Harrison Fire Department before returning to Jefferson Park in Menasha.  

If you are looking for more of a challenge then sign up for the 50, 75 or 100 mile route lengths!  All of these routes take you north and east of the largest lake in the state, Lake Winnebago!  You will pass through High Cliff State Park and ride along the Niagra Escarpment.  Enjoy the views from the top before visiting the cities of Stockbridge, Potter and Sherwood where the local fire departments host the rest stops. 

Here are the recommended start times for our routes.  This is to ensure ample time to complete the course and hit the rest stops before they close.  You may start earlier but rest stops may not be open yet and SAG Wagon support may not on course yet.

8.5 Mile                            Start by 10:00 a.m.

25 Mile                              Start by 9:00 a.m.

50 Mile                             Start by 8:00 a.m.

75, 100 Mile                  Start by 7:00 a.m.

Proceeds from this year’s bike tour will benefit The Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation Summer Camp for Burn Injured Youth and the Neenah-Menasha Firefighters Local 275’s Charitable Foundation.  Neenah Menasha Firefighter’s Local 275’s Charitable Foundation gives back to charitable organizations within the Cities of Neenah and Menasha, which are the two communities our Department serves.

The tour is open to the public and all ages and abilities are welcome!  This is a rain or shine event.  For more information regarding this event, please visit www.backdraftbiketour.com