Ride 10, 28, or 50 miles on paved roads by lakes and rivers, through miles of blooming Lupines, or take a shorter out-and-back ride on Mercer’s new paved bike trail, and enjoy the Mercer Bird Festival featuring demonstrations, educational booths and guided bird hikes. Registration includes a T-shirt, goodie bag, snacks, and lunch ticket. Contact: Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce, 715-476-2389 or www.lupinejunefest.org
The Solstice Festival celebrates the longest day of the year and is the official start to the summer cycling season in Manitowish Waters. Join the excitement and camaraderie of the Fun Paved Trail Ride, one of the longer road rides: 29 mile Cranberry Ride, 50 mile Half-Century Ride and 100 mile Century Ride, or give the new loop ride a whirl: 15 mile Buswell Loop Ride.
Whether preparing for a week-long tour or charity ride, training for a summer of competitive racing, or simply getting the family out for an organized ride, the Solstice Festival has perfect courses and activities to offer. After a day in the saddle, stick around for a party in the park, featuring live music, food, drinks and more.
Friday, June 18 from 3pm to 7pm: Register, pick up your swag bag, meet other riders and head out on the Sunset Ride to River’s Edge Outfitters for food, drink and music.
Contact: Manitowish Waters Chamber, 715-543-8488 or www.solsticefestival.us