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General Company Wide Updates

Will to Ben Specific Updates for the 2023 Season

1/19/23

  • If you register using a paper registration form:
    • You can now submit your payment through Zelle.
    • We no longer have incoming fax service so you can't send us a copy of your completed form this way any more.

12/13/22

  • The name and brand of the Viroqua hotel has changed to AmericInn from Vernon Inn and Suites. All other information is the same. Click Here for more information.

12/7/22

  • Registration is now open for Will to Ben 2023! Click Here to register!
  • Web site updated with 2023 dates and stopping towns!
    • Will to Ben 2023 will occur on October 1st - 7th, 2023.
  • The stopping towns for Will to Ben 2023 will be Port Byron, Savanna, Platteville, Prairie du Chien, Viroqua, La Crosse, and Sparta.
  • Due to skyrocketing prices for fuel, food, coach busses, and many other tour services the regular registration price of the full tour has increased by $50.00, each riding day of a partial day tour has increased by $10.00 per day for all participant types (rider, non-rider, and volunteer), and the price of the transportation service from Sparta to Port Byron before the start of the tour has increased by $30.00 from $109.00 to $139.00. Click Here for more information about our pricing schedule.
  • The late registration fee has increased by $25.00 from $125.00 to $150.00 for full tour riders and by $5.00 from $25.00 to $30.00 per day for all partial day tour riders. The late fees for non-riders has not changed.
  • We have added "e-bike" as an additional option for the type of bike you will be transporting and there will be an additional $30.00 fee to transport e-bikes. This is because e-bikes generally require special handling and care since they are are typically heavier and/or take up more room in our vehicles than standard upright bicycles and therefore cannot be transported on any outside roof racks and must be transported inside a support vehicle.
  • The fee to transport bicycles that require special handling and care (recumbents, e-bikes, tandems, etc.) has increased by $5.00 from $25.00 to $30.00.
  • The price of many merchandise items has increased:
    • The price of Bicycle Illinois jerseys has increased by $10.00 from $79.99 to $89.99 ea.
    • The price of Bike Wisconsin and Bicycle Illinois water bottles has increased by $2.00 from $9.99 to $11.99 ea.
    • The price of Bike Wisconsin Baseball Hats has increased by $2.00 from $23.99 to $25.99 ea.
    • The price of Bicycle Illinois Baseball Hats has increased by $2.00 from $15.99 to $17.99 ea.
    • The price of Extra Bike Wisconsin and Bicycle Illinois T-Shirts has increased by $2.00 from $14.99 to $16.99 ea.
      • The additional price of oversized t-shirts (size XXL and XXXL) are still $2.00 extra.
    • The price of Bike Wisconsin and Bicycle Illinois Polo Shirts has increased by $2.00 from $23.99 to $25.99 ea.
      • The additional price of oversized polo shirts (size XXL and XXXL) has increased by $0.50 from $2.50 to $3.00 extra.
    • The price of Bike Wisconsin patches has not changed.
  • The price of the following extra services has not changed:
    • Towel rental
    • Standard and jumbo tent rental
    • Chair rental
    • Mechanical support plan

Major Previous Will to Ben Specific Updates

  • The showers in Elroy have changed to the Elroy Commons, only 0.1 miles from the main lodging site!
  • Our main lodging site in Reedsburg will now be at St. John's Luthern Church (previously the Lions/Jaycees Building).
  • Our main lodging site in Elroy will now be at the American Legion Hall (previously the United Methodist Church).
  • We will not provide hotel baggage service in Sparta. Instead, you should bring your baggage to the main lodging site yourself when you park there long term during the tour.
  • If you sign up for the Mechanical Support Plan, you will need to specifically request the pre-ride inspection yourself as we will not be able to search out each participant individually to provide it.
  • The price of the towel service also increased by $1.00 from $6.00 to $7.00 per day.
  • Because our business is now based in Dane County, Wisconsin (previously Chicago, Illinois) we must now charge every participant Wisconsin sales tax on all Bike Wisconsin event services and merchandise. Accordingly, we will no longer have separate registration forms or charge separate taxes for Wisconsin and non-Wisconsin residents.
  • Registration procedures for postponed 2020 participants posted. Unfortunately, we can only allow postponed 2020 participants to register for an event at the original 2020 pricing schedule one time. Click Here for more information.
  • The number of days you register for the optional Towel Service, Tent Rental, Chair Rental, and Mechanical Support Plan must be the same as the number of days you will attend the event. For example you cannot register to ride for six days but only register for two days of the Mechanical Support Plan.
  • No refunds will be issued in the event we are unable to run an event due to circumstances beyond our control. These circumstances include but are not limited to disasters (natural and/or manmade), pandemics, war, acts of terrorism, government regulations, strikes, civil disorder, curtailment of transportation facilities, or acts of God. (Force Majure)
  • Only online registration will be available after regular registration closes four weeks before the start of the tour in order to assure that we receive all of your information and payment in a timely manner due to laspes in mail service. This deadline also corresponds to the regular registration deadline. Click Here for more information.
  • Bike Wisconsin patches added to extra merchandise items!
  • We have changed our online registration service provider to RaceRoster.com!
  • The opening meeting (and GPS training session if necessary) will now begin 30 minutes later at 4:30 pm. This will allow us more time to unload bicycles and baggage from our transportation service and get set up and prepare in Port Byron.
  • WE NO LONGER ISSUE ANY REFUNDS AT ANY TIME FOR ANY REASON. If you do not participate and would like a refund you MUST purchase an individual travel insurance plan, which will reimburse you according to the plan coverage. Click Here for more information about our refund policy.
  • Our main lodging site in Platteville has changed! Click Here for more information.
  • You will need make sure to bring your own floor pumps with you. We will not be providing floor pumps for general participant use in the morning. Click Here for more information about our floor pump policy.
  • We will now be providing hotel baggage delivery service for free if you stay at one of our supported hotels in each stopping town! Click Here for more information.

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