A big "Thank You" to everyone who joined us for the 2014 rally this year!  It was a great time!
Hostel Shoppe would also like to thank Catrike, Volae, TerraTrike, Greenspeed and
Images by Ann Marie for their contributions to the rally.
 Congratulations to Rolf B., the winner of the Catrike Expedition,
and Ray G., the winner of the Volae Expedition!
 
Join us August 7th, 8th and 9th, 2015 for the 22nd Annual Midwest Recumbent Rally!
 More 2014 photos and 2015 Rally Info coming soon! 
 
2014 Rally Photos and Videos
Friday Photo Video from Images by Ann Marie
Saturday Photo Video from Images by Ann Marie 
Sunday Photo Video from Images by Ann Marie
Sunday Ride Video by Larry R. 
Sunday Ride Photos by Larry R. 
  
  Events on Friday & Saturday will be held @ the Hostel Shoppe in Stevens Point, Wisconsin! 
Sunday's "SUPER TOUR" starts @ The Jensen Center in Amherst, Wisconsin.
 
Those wishing to order ice cream, eat Saturday's or Sunday's lunches or order a t-shirt are encouraged to pre-register by July 25th, 2015.
Only limited amounts will be available on a "first come, first serve" basis the day of the rally.  
All registrations received after July 25th, 2015 will pay a higher price. 
 
Friday, August 7th, 2015 - Hostel Shoppe, Stevens Point, WI
 
RALLY & STORE HOURS: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
 
REGISTRATION & CHECK IN: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm at the Hostel Shoppe.
 
ICE CREAM RIDE: 1:00 pm Mass start at the Hostel Shoppe
Distances to be announced.  It’s a great way to get the weekend rolling and ride some scenic roads on your recumbent bike or trike. A sag
vehicle will be provided on this ride. 
 
ICE CREAM SOCIAL: 2:15 to 4:00 pm at Bistro 212°
After a ride, you deserve a treat! 
Pricing and menu to be determined. Includes Sales Tax and gratuity. Pre-registration required.  Catered by Bistro 212°.
 
SEMINAR: 4:30 pm at the Hostel Shoppe
To be announced.
 
Saturday, August 8th, 2015 - Hostel Shoppe, Stevens Point, WI
 
RALLY HOURS:  7:00 am to 6:00 pm 
 
STORE HOURS: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm 
 
REGISTRATION & CHECK IN: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Hostel Shoppe. 
 
MORNING TOURS:  7:30 am start for the two longer routes (route lengths to be determined).  
8:00 am start for the three shorter routes (route lengths to be determined).  Mass starts at the Hostel Shoppe.
Enjoy routes with sag wagon service on each route. Marked routes will be east of Stevens Point on lightly traveled roads.  The
Hostel Shoppe is teaming up again with the Boys & Girls Club of Portage County to provide two bike tours on Saturday morning.
The Tour de BGC Bike-a-thon will also be happening in the Stevens Point Business Park in conjunction with the Midwest
Recumbent Rally. If you're bringing the kids or grandkids, you can join the Rich Johnson Family 4 mile Ride/Walk at 10:30 am. 
Click here for more info.  Rest stops and port-o-potties provided by the Boys and Girls Club of Portage County. Donations are
welcomed by the Boys and Girls Club of Portage County

TEST RIDES: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm the Hostel Shoppe (times for 2015 may be subject to change).
Those new to recumbent riding can test ride a recumbent bike or trike. Meet industry reps, ride their latest recumbent bikes and trikes, and
learn more about thier product line.  Helmets are required!
 
SWAP MEET: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Hostel Shoppe.
Buy or sell used recumbent bicycle equipment! Add to your stable or clean out the garage to make room for a new bike! Free to registered
Midwest Recumbent Rally participants. You are responsible for all monetary transactions.
 
LUNCH: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Adventure 212  
Pricing and menu to be determined. Includes Sales Tax and gratuity. Pre-registration required.  Catered by Bistro 212°.
 
FUN CONTESTS!  WIN COOL PRIZES! - Must be present to win all contests and prizes. (Contest and Prizes subject to change for 2015)
Poker Run: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Start in Hostel Shoppe Parking Lot.  Ride 4.5 miles and collect a poker hand at stations along the way.
Tire Changing Contest: 3:00 to 4:00 pm - Tent to the north of the Hostel Shoppe Parking Lot
Most Unique Bike or Trike Contest: 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm - Tent to the north of the Hostel Shoppe Parking Lot
"Most Scenic Recumbent Bike or Trike Photo Contest" Results: 4:30 pm - Inside the Hostel Shoppe
(Please submit photos in a 3x5" jpg format by email to jessie@hostelshoppe.com by noon, Thursday, August 6th, 2015.  
Photo must contain a recumbent bike or trike, and you must be present to win.) 
"Person Who Came the Farthest" Results: 4:30 pm - Inside the Hostel Shoppe
Rally Prize Giveaways!!!!! – 4:30 to 6:00 pm - Inside the Hostel Shoppe
 
Sunday, August 9th, 2015 - Jensen Center, Amherst, WI
 
RALLY HOURS:  8:00 am to 2:00 pm 
 
STORE HOURS: Closed
 
THE "SUPER TOUR": 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Jensen Center
Wrap up the Midwest Recumbent Rally with a scenic recumbent tour on beautiful, lightly traveled, well-paved back roads around Amherst, WI.
Park in the Amherst High School lot and be ready to leave from The Jensen Center at 8:00 am. Routes to be determined. The ride will take
place weather permitting. Maps and sag wagon service will be provided. 
 
LUNCH: 11:30 pm to 1:30 pm at the Jensen Center.
Pricing and menu to be determined. Includes Sales Tax and gratuity. Pre-registration required.  Catered by Ambrosia's.

 

EXHIBITORS
- To Be Announced 
 
Thanks to Rudy Rack for supplying bike racks for the rally!

REGISTRATION
Fee for 2015 to be determined. These costs include test rides, porta-potties, route marking, map printing and sag service. 
  Meals and t-shirts are a little extra, but worth it!  Pricing information will be available on the registration form below, and is subject to change. 
Pre-registration must be received by July 25th, 2015 for discounted rates on ice cream, lunches and t-shirts.
 
1.  Print it, sign it and mail it in with a check or money order.  Registration form coming in 2015.
2. Call Toll Free - 800-233-4340 - Please have your credit card information ready.  Registration coming in 2015.
3. Day-of Registration - Stop by and sign the release waiver and enjoy the festivities.
Limited number of t-shirts and meals will be available the day of the Midwest Recumbent Rally - "first come, first serve".

DIRECTIONS
1. Directions to the Hostel Shoppe
2. Directions to Jensen Center, Amherst WI from HS
 
ACCOMMODATIONS
Due to the typical high volume of summer activities and events in August, we suggest you make lodging reservations as early as possible.
 
Motels in Stevens Point & Plover:
 
• Comfort Inn Plover (715) 342-0400 - 1560 American Drive, Plover, WI. 4 miles from Hostel Shoppe.   Comfort Inn Website
Complimentary Breakfast Buffet, Complimentary Cocktail, Free High Speed Internet Access, Indoor Swimming Pool & Whirlpool, Complimentary Local Phone Calls, Exercise Room,
Complimentary Use of Business Center, Guest Laundry & Same Day Valet Services, Sundry Shop. 
 
• Country Inn & Suites (715) 345-7000 - 301 N. Division Street, Stevens Point. 7 miles from Hostel Shoppe.   Country Inn & Suites Website

• Econo Lodge Inn & Suites (715) 341-5110 - 5110 Main St, Stevens Point - I-39 and Hwy 10 intersection, 3 miles from Hostel Shoppe.   Econo Lodge Inn Website
 
• Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott (715) 342-9300 - Stevens Point - Hwy 10 East near I-39/10 intersection, 2.5 miles from Hostel Shoppe.    Fairfield Inn Website

Deluxe Continental Breakfast, Pool, Spa, 24 Hour Fitness Center, Free High Speed Wireless Internet, business center with computer and printer.  

• Hampton Inn Plover (715) 295-9900 - 3090 Village Park Drive, Plover. 4 miles from Hostel Shoppe. Adjacent to I-39, exit 153, next to Menards.    Hampton Inn Website
Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet, Free High Speed Internet Access, Indoor Swimming Pool & Whirlpool, Complimentary Local Phone Calls, Exercise Room, Complimentary
Use of Business Center, Guest Laundry & Same Day Valet Services. 
 
• Holiday Inn (715) 344-0200 - 1001 Amber Ave. - Stevens Point - Off Hwy 10, 2 miles from Hostel Shoppe.   Holiday Inn Website
 
• Holiday Inn Express (715) 344-0000 - 1100 Amber Ave. - Stevens Point - Off Hwy 10, 2 miles from Hostel Shoppe.   Holiday Inn Express Website
 
• La Quinta (715) 344-1900 - 4917 Main St, Stevens Point - I-39 and Hwy 10 intersection, 3 miles from Hostel Shoppe.   La Quinta Stevens Point Website

 

Motels in Waupaca:

 Best Western Grand Seasons Hotel (715) 258-9212 - 110 Grand Seasons Drive, Waupaca, WI. 26 miles from Stevens Point. Best Western Waupaca Website

• Comfort Suites at Foxfire (715) 942-0500 - 199 Foxfire Drive, Waupaca, WI. 26 miles from Stevens Point.   Comfort Suites Website

 

Bed & Breakfasts in Stevens Point, Amherst & Waupaca:

• Amherst Inn Bed & Breakfast (888) 211-3555 - 303 South Main Street, Amherst, WI. 15 miles from Hostel Shoppe. Amherst Inn Website

• Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast (715) 258-3107 - E3192 Apple Tree Lane, Waupaca, WI. 28 miles from Hostel Shoppe.  Apple Tree Website
 
• Artha Sustainable Living Center - Bed & Breakfast (715) 824-3463 - 9784 County Road K, Amherst, WI. 20 miles from Hostel Shoppe. Artha Website
 
• Dreams of Yesteryear Bed & Breakfast (715) 341-4525 - Located on Brawley St. - Stevens Point  Dreams of Yesteryear Website
 
• Victorian Swan Bed & Breakfast (715) 345-0595 - 1716 Water Street, Stevens Point  Victorian Swan Website
 
Camping near Stevens Point, Amherst & Waupaca
 
• Portage County Parks - Reservations @ www.co.portage.wi.us or by mail. Reservations can be made 11 months in advance.
- Collins Park - 20 miles NE of Stevens Point
- DuBay Park - 15 miles NW of Stevens Point
- Jordan Park - 6 miles N of Stevens Point
- Lake Emily Park - 12 miles SE of Stevens Point
 
• Wisconsin State Park - (715) 258-2372 - Hartman Creek State Park - 23 miles SE of Stevens Point
 
OTHER RESOURCES
Wisconsin Dept. of Tourism Website
Stevens Point Convention & Visitors Bureau Website