A Welcome Party will kick the bike-focused weekend off from 5-8pm on Friday, June 15. Participants may pick up their swag bags and enjoy appetizers and drinks with other riders. Newcomers may register for rides at the Welcome Party and join the fun.
Gather at Koller Park, in downtown Manitowish Waters, at 8pm on Friday, June 15 for a free, casual Sunset Ride. Riders will be guided along an illuminated trail to Serbin Park for a campfire and s’mores while taking in a beautiful view of the sunset.
The festival really gets into gear on Saturday with both fun rides and road rides. This year the road rides including a 29 mile Cranberry Ride, 50 mile Half Century Ride and 100 mile Century Ride will be on Saturday. All three rides begin at the Manitowish Community Center on Hwy 51 and run along beautiful, well-marked courses with rest stops and support. The traditional Fun Ride will begin at Koller Park at 10am. There are plenty of rest stops and activities along the way with live animals at the Discovery Center, a mountain bike skills park at Camp Jorn YMCA and challenging activities at North Lakeland School.
After the rides drop by Koller Park from Noon to 4pm for a special Saturday edition of Music in the Park. Music in the Park is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be for sale by the Solstice Festival Committee.
Friday, June 15
5-8pm : Koller Park Kick-Off at Koller Park in Downtown Manitowish Waters. Pre-registered riders may pickup their t-shirts and swag bags. Newcomers may register that night. Appetizers and a cash bar.
8pm : FREE Sunset Ride from Koller Park to Serbin Park on Red Feather Road. A 3 mile ride to Serbin Park where riders will enjoy a campfire and s'mores before heading back along the illuminated trail to Koller Park.
Saturday, June 16
7am : Century Ride Day-of Registration and Check-In opens at 6:15am at the Manitowish Waters Community Center on the corner of Hwy 51 and Airport Road.
9am : Half Century Ride Day-of Registration and Check-In at the Manitowish Waters Community Center on the corner of Hwy 51 and Airport Road.
10am : Fun Ride Day-of Registration and Check-In at Koller Park in Downtown Manitowish Waters
11 am : Cranberry Ride Day-of Registration and Check-In at the Manitowish Waters Community Center on the corner of Hwy 51 and Airport Road.
Noon - 4pm : Party in the Park A special Saturday edition of Music in the Park featuring live music, food, drinks, raffles, face painting and fun! Open and Welcome to the Public.