Registration is underway for the second-annual Tour de Langlade Century Ride. The event is scheduled to take place on August 18, with the beginning and ending point at Bear Paw Resort located southeast of White Lake.
In a press release from the Langlade County Economic Development Corporation, the event will highlight an area of the state that they describe as a "bicyclists' heaven". The 100-mile route will take riders across Langlade and southwest Forest counties, traveling through the Chequamegon Nicolet National and Langlade County forests, around numerous lakes and through various communities such as Pickerel, Pearson, Elcho, Bryant, Elton and White Lake.
For those who may not think they can travel the full length there will also be 50 and 25 miles routes, known as Half-Century and Quarter-Century. All routes will have rest areas at various locations along with a sag-wagon for those who may need some help getting back to the start/finish point. The event will conclude with a party at Bear Paw with pizza and refreshments.
The event is more than just showcasing biking opportunities in Langlade County. Proceeds from the event will be going towards non-profit service organizations. While the final group list will not be known until the day of the event, some groups that may benefit include the Wolf River Volunteer Fire Department, county food pantries, and youth programming groups.
Cost to take part is $35 per rider by August 10 and $45 up to the day of the event. For more information and registration forms you can go online to bearpawoutdoors.com or call 715-882-3502