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WI Rustic Roads Rides
2005 on the Venture      2017 on the Ural

The WI Rustic Roads Award Program is set up by the WI DOT to encourage motorcyclists to enjoy the Rustic Roads System throughout Wisconsin.  Ride 10 of these roads and submit proof and you recieve a patch, 25 and recieve a special certificate.  So the following photos and descriptions are the Rustic Roads I've been on in the order I rode them. 

2017 on the Ural with my yellow Lab, Annie
Annie and I road these together - first 4 on June 17 and next 6 on July 1, 2017.

The First 10 roads
Rustic Road 48
Road #48 - Waushara County
Road #117 - Waushara County off CR-E
Rustic Road #117
Rustic Road #23
Rustic Road #23 a little off Hwy 22
Rustic Road #24 Off Hwy 22 - Waushara County
Rustic Road
Rustic Road #72
Rustic Road #72 - Winnebago county off Cr-M
Rustic Road #22 - Green Lake County - no sign at N end of this road.
Rustic Road #22
Rustic Road #24
Rustic Road # 104 - Marquette County off Cr-O
Rustic Road #14 - Adams County - off Cr-B
Rustic Road #14
Rustic Road #50
Rustic Road #50 - Adams county - Cottonville Rd.  But I had to cross this water hazard before I could get to #50
water hazard on Cottonville
                  Rd on the way to #50
Rustic Road #102 off Hwy 21 in Waushara County
                  Road - #102

The Next 15 Roads
Road #17
Rustic Road #17  ~  Portage County.
Very nice scenic country road - classic WI farmland  & woods. 
Decent road.

Road # 57 - Waupaca County
Very nice drive, some beautiful woodlands with green glens.
Road # 57 - Waupaca
Road #61
County road MM between Stephansville & Hortonville
All paved, nice scenery.

Road # 113
The # portion is missing - but if you look closely - someone scratched it in.  Nice road, runs from Lakewood to Mountain.  Nice gently curves, would be pretty in the fall, I bet.

Another shot of #113 - very nice road.


Road #118

Don't be fooled by first appearances - most of this road is loose gravel.


2005 on the Venture
I did the first 8 roads on April 3, 2005 and covered 280 miles by the time I was back home.  

April 3, 2005
Hwy MM just north of Hortonville.  Nice easy ride, good pavement.

Rustic Road #57

April 3, 2005
I accessed this off Hwy 10.  Watch for sand in the corners.  Pavement is mostly good, but the sign marking the turn onto Town Line Rd, just after Cobbtown, is down.  Watch for the turn or you'll miss it like I did.

Rustic Road #17

April 3, 2005
I roade Hwy 54 w , then turned N on Hwy D.  follow that for a bit (nice ride) to the junction with Hwy T.  Take T until you run into #17.  Again, watch for the right turn onto Otto Rd, the sign is not there.  Very nice road.

Rustic Road #23

April 3, 2005

Heading E on hwy 54, I turned onto Hartman Creek  Rd.  Just before you enter the state park, #23 goes off to your left.  Not tremendously scenic for the first part.  The ride thru the town of Rural is very pretty.

Rustic Road #24

April 3, 2005

#24 intersects #23, so I rode it to the dead end and turned around to finish #23.  Very scenic, lots of turkeys out in the fields.

Rustic Road #48

April 3, 2005

#48 is just out of Saxeville and is a very nice ride, pavement is OK with several blind curves and loose gravel

Rustic Road #22
April 3, 2005
This "road" is a 1 lane rutted, potholed, 99.9% gravel, sand and mud path thru the White River Marsh.  A flock of turkeys challenged me for the right to be on this piece of dirt.  If it was wide enough to turn around, I would have.

Rustic Road #72

April 3, 2005

Also part gravel, but not as scary as #22.  Pretty, but not spectacular scenery.  Road is fairly straight and boring.

April 10, 2005
Velma road with me over Roads # 48 & #23 - no new pix

April 17, 2005
Rustic Road #53            Just West of Hwy 41 near Kaukana, nice little country road.

Rustic Road #46      Off Hwy 57/32 just S of DePere.  Some BIG houses on this road.

Rustic Road #7
We actually thought Pine Grove Rd was more scenic before we got  to the Rustic Road 7.  The last stretch is gravel

The most scenic of the day.  Runs thru Point Beach state forest and along Lake Michigan, very nice pavement, beautiful scenery.  The road was a little angled, so I hopped of and took the pic.

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