June 14th-16th, 2024

Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin

The most fun you'll have on a bike in the northwoods!


The Solstice Festival celebrates the longest day of the year and is the official start to the summer cycling season in Manitowish Waters. 
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.

Weekend Schedule


5-7pm: Check-In and Registration at Manny's Parkside

Check-in and have some fun with family, friends and other riders at Manny's Parkside located in Manitowish Waters next to Koller Park. Following the welcome party, take an evening ride on the Heart of Vilas County paved trails or just relax in their amazing backyard patio.


NEW THIS YEAR! All rides will start and finish at Koller Park. This means more energy, more excitement and more fun for everyone. Then be sure to hang out after the ride for beer, food, and games with all proceeds supporting local nonprofit organizations.

10am: Half-Century Ride (50ish Miles)

10:15am: Cranberry Ride (29ish Miles)

10:30: Family Fun Ride (up to 12 Miles)

10:45: Buswell Loop (15ish Miles)

Noon: Party in the Park

WinMan Mountain Bike Demo - Sunday June 18

10am - 12pm: FREE Mountain Bike Demo and Guided Rides

Join the staff of WinMan Trails and River's Edge Outfitters for a FREE mountain bike demo day and guided beginner trail rides.

This will be a great opportunity to try out a brand new bike or give mountain biking a try for the first time.

Contact Us

Solistice Festival
P.O. Box 4
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545
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Manitowish Waters Area