13th Annual Ride with Leinie will be Held July 27, 2024

In the Northwoods of Wisconsin, there’s a unique bicycle event that has been drawing riders and Leinenkugel Beer fans for more than 12 years. On Saturday, July 27th, the Ride With Leinie fundraiser will once again return to Conover.

The annual event, hosted by the Great Headwaters Trails (GHT) Foundation, attracts more than 300 riders. Participants may choose from a 20.4-mile trail ride led by Dick Leinenkugel on the Conover-Phelps (C-P) Trail from Conover to Phelps and back; a shorter 10.4-mile trail ride led by Dick’s daughter, Katie Leinenkugel, on the C-P Trail; and 20-mile, 40-mile, and 62-mile road-ride routes.

The 62-mile ride, or Metric Century Ride, is new for 2024. Both the 40-mile and Metric Century Ride will take riders from Conover to Land O’ Lakes and Phelps, and back to Conover.

Following the ride, participants will gather at the Conover Town Park for the after-ride party where Dick will emcee the festivities. Everyone, including non-riders, is welcome to attend, and there will be plenty of Leinenkugel’s on tap for those 21 years and older to enjoy. Meal, beverage and raffle tickets may be purchased at the event.

This year, in addition to raffle drawings, GHT will be auctioning unique items including a vintage Trek Gary Fisher mountain bike with the Leinenkugel’s Honey Weiss branding on the frame, an Aldo Leopold cedar bench with Leinenkugel’s engraved on the backrest, a one-of-kind stained glass artwork, and a custom-made cribbage board with the Ride with Leinie logo engraved on the top.

Proceeds from the Ride With Leinie event go to the enhancement and development of eastern Vilas County bike trails such as the Conover-Phelps Trail and the River Trail.

For more information, a schedule of events, and to register, visit GHtrails.org/ridewithleinie. Register by June 27th to ensure your t-shirt size will be available.