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  • The Ride for Research is a two-day American Motorcyclist Association National Event. American Motorcycle Association membership is required.  Click here to become an AMA member.
  • Off-Highway Motorcycle (OHM) Program two-year sticker is required. Cost=$30.
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  • Registrations

  • $150 per rider.

    $35 for guest meal packages

    Permitted: A registration with one rider

    Permitted: A registration with one rider and one or more Guest Meal Packages

    Not Permitted: A registration with two riders

    Not Permitted: A registration with only a Guest Meal Package


This event is a fund raiser for UW Carbone Cancer Center in Madison, WI. All raffle and auction proceeds are donated to UW-CCC.  Donations are collected by club members and event participants. Checks to UW Carbone Cancer Center are accepted. Use this RFR Donation Form and bring it with you to the event and hand it in with your donations at sign in. Representatives from the UW Cancer Research Center usually come to the event to thank the club and participants for their support and to inform us of the research they have been able to perform because of the fund raising the club has made over the years. This is truly exciting and rewarding for the Wisconsin Dual Sport Riders to support research at UW-CCC to cure breast and colon cancer.



Dual Sport Route 
Dual Sport is a type of motorcycle riding which is a mix of off road trails connected with the use of roads.  Trails are used with permission and/or permits through the USFS, County forests, and private landowners. Trails range from 2 track, gravel, minimal pavement (as little as we can), and single track sections that are optional- Saturday's route is usually about 130 miles and Sunday's route is usually about 80 miles (though miles and routes change often yearly). The motorcycles are street legal motorcycles that are fully off road capable.

Dual Sport Light (The Original 101)
This is a guided trail ride. No rider left behind. 
This route is suitable for those who desire to enjoy the forest road trails (some mud, sand, single and two track, gravel) without the pressure to keep up with the pack in the main Dual Sport route. Club members will lead the ride and provide assistance.
Before the ride starts we will discuss roll chart reading, GPS tracks, trail etiquette, tire pressure, etc.
This ride is not intended to teach you how to ride. Men and women of all ages are invited to participate. This ride has had participants ranging from ages 16 to 77. Sunday's route will be the standard Dual Sport route when you can opt-in or opt-out of the more challenging single-track sections.
For additional bike/rider prep tips click on the "About" tab on the home page.


Adventure Route
This is for 1090R, GS1200, GS800, V-Strom, Super Tenere, Tiger, KLR650 and similar larger bikes. The route involves plenty of 4wd roads miles to develop new skills plus sandy roads, gravel roads and very little asphalt. This ride will contain more challenging hero type off-road sections based upon rider input from previous events. Saturday's route is usually ~175 miles and Sunday's route is usually ~100 miles.  Suitable off-road tires are required!  

Lodging and Meals

This event is held in Wabeno, WI. Includes:

• Saturday lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast
• Paper Roll Chart and/or .gpx tracks
• Event T-shirt
• Free on premise camping with NEW showers. No reservations. Limited hook-ups but we make space for all.
• For non-rider guests a three-meal package can be purchases for $35. (A $0 cost version of the package is for sponsor use only.)

The fairgrounds will be the central location for ride main activities - registration, start and finish. Free camping is available at the fairgrounds. Lodging is also available at these local motels. Please call for rates and reservations.
1. Safari Motel: (715) 473-3521. Walking distance from fairgrounds.
2. Crystal Bell Bed & Breakfast: (715) 473-2202.
3. Indian Springs Hotel & Casino: (715) 777-1640. Located four miles from fairgrounds.