What is a Wrangler Ride?
Our club sponsors smaller regional events known as Wrangler Rides. The hosts for a Wrangler Ride provide the maps and some type of after-event cookout or buffet. Couples typically bring a dish to pass and COWs reimburses hosts $5.00 per person for meat and beverages.
COWS Wrangler Ride – June 15-16-17 – Boulder Junction
Hosted by: John and Joan Laabs: 715-281-3800
Join us for all or even part of this fun 3-day rally. We will primarily bike the “flat-out amazing” Heart of Vilas County Bike Trail. This 47-mile trail is fully paved and famous for its multiple bridges as well as beautiful lake, river, and woods scenery.
Our Friday route will be approximately 25 miles. On Saturday we will have 3 routes: short, medium and long with various destinations. On Sunday we will have 2 routes planned. The expansive Northwoods area of Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters, Presque Isle, Sayner, Star Lake and other nearby communities provides a fantastic opportunity for great biking.
We have reserved 7 rooms at $89 per night at Acorn Lodge in downtown Boulder Junction and can add more rooms as needed. This hotel has very comfortable rooms with 2 queen beds and with both inside lobby entrance and outdoor back entrances. Bikes may be brought into the rooms. Rooms and rates are guaranteed up to 30 days prior to event.
There is a huge great room with fireplace for socializing and a large heated pool and hot tub. For reservation ask for the COWS group rate: 715-385-2150.
Please let us know if you plan to attend. For those who respond, we will contact you with a time and place to meet on Friday afternoon. We, and several other COWS couples, already have suggestions for great restaurants/coffee shops/ice cream shops and even some neat shopping opportunities.
COWs Wrangler Ride (after MTR September 4 & 5, 2018) – Traverse City, MI
Hosted by: Steve & Sandy Mitton
The 2018 MTR will be in Grand Rapids, MI and we are planning a wrangler ride for COWs members in the Traverse City MI area. Since this is a Wrangler Ride you must be a COWs member to join us for the rides.
Traverse City is 2 hours North of Grand Rapids and offers some beautiful rides, wineries and breweries, as well as a fun downtown area. We plan to lead group rides on Tuesday September 4th and Wednesday September 5th.
Bayshore Resort 833 East Front Street Traverse City MI Phone: 800-634-4401 Call directly and ask for the rate for “Couples on Wheels” The rate applies for check-in Monday September 3rd and check-out Thursday September 6th. You do not have to reserve for the full 3 nights to receive the group rate. They do allow bikes in the rooms but suggested a first floor room as the elevators might not fit a tandem. The hotel is on the West Bay and has a sand beach, an indoor pool and whirlpool, and a complimentary breakfast.
Bayfront (on the Bay, patio or private balcony, 2 queens): $159 per night plus tax
Eastside (private balcony, 2 queens or 1 king): $129 per night plus tax
Standard (2 queens or 1 king): $119 per night plus tax