The Highground Bike Tour
The 34th Annual Highground Bike Tour is a multiple day bicycle event to benefit veterans. The Bike Tour has several starting points across Wisconsin. Most routes begin on Friday, August 3rd and average 150 miles on their journey before joining together at The Highground Veterans Memorial Park on Sunday, August 5th. The Highground Bike Tour had its beginnings in 1984 when Highground founder Vietnam veteran, Tom Miller, rode 1,224 miles around Wisconsin. The number of miles signifies how many Vietnam War KIAs there were from Wisconsin. He did the ride to honor the sacrifices that Wisconsin families made during the Vietnam War and to raise awareness of the beginning of The Highground, which is now considered by many to be one of the nation’s finest veterans memorial park, second only to the memorials in Washington D.C. The Highground helps veterans and their families heal from the costs of war and is open to the public year round.
The Highground Bike Tour has routes beginning in Neillsville, Hayward, Madison, Appleton, and New Richmond. The “Northern Route” of The Highground Bike Tour will begin in Hayward on August 4th. However, many riders will leave from Neillsville to join this route on Wednesday, August 1st! To join the Highground Bike Tour “Northern Route” contact Mike or Kathy at 715-937-6786 or email@example.com or Tom at 715-897-4661.
To join the Highground Bike Tour “Southern Route” from Madison, contact Andrew at 608-201-7328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The “Western Route” originating in New Richmond, can be joined by contacting Jerry at 715-246-5370 email@example.com.
The Appleton-area, “Eastern Route” can be joined by contacting Curt at 920-539-5148 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for The Highground Bike Tour is $100. Each registered rider will receive a 34th Annual Highground Bike Tour athletic tee shirt, Pizza Hut lunch at the Highground, and the chance to meet fellow bicyclists from across Wisconsin all riding for the common goal of helping veterans.
All proceeds from the Bike Tour will go to The Highground Veterans Memorial Park. The Highground is the only manned veterans park in the nation. It is open year round and has several programs, ceremonies, events and exhibits throughout the year to offer healing and education for veterans, their families and all who visit.
For additional information, contact The Highground at 715-743-4224, email@example.com or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheHighgroundVeteransMemorial/.