MOA Getaway Tomah
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MOA Getaway Tomah

10/4/2019 to 10/6/2019
When: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Where: Cranberry Country Lodge, (608) 374-2801
319 Wittig Rd
Tomah, Wisconsin  54660
United States
Presenter: BMW MOA
Contact: (864) 438-0962

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Save the dates! October 4 - 6, 2019

Local riders will tell you this area is the “east Tennessee of the upper Midwest.” There are so many curves, twists, coulees and hollows you'd swear you are in West Virginia. And the roads… oh, the roads!

Event Details

Taking Hwy 108 north out of West Salem, we’ll ride our own little bit of a dragon, leading up to and through the Mindoro Cut. The Cut was hand dug through the soft sandstone, 75 feet deep and 25 feet wide. (You’re going to want to ride this road twice.)

For those who would prefer a relaxing ride to enjoy the autumn foliage and the character of this area, we invite you to join us for a ride through Cashton, Wisconsin. Take a beautiful ride back in time, and visit the shops and cheese factory. You might catch the scent of narrow-waisted bundles of hay, and hear the clop, clop, clop of horse-drawn buggies as they pass on the road.

You can visit the Cheese factory where 130,000 pounds of milk from 270 local Amish farmers is collected and processed daily. After sampling true Wisconsin cheeses made in the old world tradition, we could continue on to ride the narrow back roads, and may even stop at an Amish roadside stand for a fresh pie to take back to the hotel for a midnight snack.

Ready for a little off-road adventure? The route is primarily gravel roads & a few paved roads, through some of the scenic hills of Wisconsin. There may be some water crossings and a few farmer-roads, but this promises to be a fun day filled with quiet “roads-less-traveled.” Several experienced off-road riders will guide you and offer suggestions in the more challenging areas.

Even experienced adventure riders will enjoy the quiet serenity of this trail, and may be able to find a few places to get into trouble along the way if they want. Ride will be mapped out beforehand, and riders will receive a brief training session prior to the start. The autumn foliage should add to the enjoyment.

Don't miss dinner on Friday night, when Wes Fleming, the MOA's Digital Media Editor and host of the MOA's podcasts, Chasing the Horizon and 200 Miles Before Breakfast, will sit down with motojournalism legend Peter Egan for a lively discussion, followed by a Q&A session.

Schedule of Events

Friday October 4th:

2:00 to 5:30 pm  Registration 
5:30 to 6:30 pm  Meet & Greet (cash bar until 9)   
6:30 to 8:30 pm Dinner, followed by Route Planning Q&A 
7 to 8 pm Discussion and Q&A session with Peter Egan

Saturday, October 5th:

Morning  to 5:00 pm  Riding and/or sightseeing in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area 
5:30 to 6:30 pm  Cash bar & Social Hour, AKA “Kicking tires & telling lies”  
6:30 to 9:00 pm  Dinner, followed by stories from the road & Door Prizes 

Sunday, October 6th:

Morning  Goodbyes and ride home 


Event Fees

The $99 event fee includes a Friday night welcome party and dinner with cash bar, Saturday night dinner and awards with cash bar, $500 worth of door prizes, event t-shirt and a special MOA gift. Getaway event fees are non refundable. If you must cancel for reasons out of your control, you may receive a credit toward a future MOA event. Please visit for a list of covered events and circumstances that qualify for an event credit. The Getaway event fee does not include lodging. Please call the hotel directly or visit the hotel's website for reservations and cancellation policies. Hotel/lodging facility may have strict cancellation policies. Please verify these policies with the hotel prior to making any reservations.



Event registration and hotel rooms are reserved separately. The beautiful Cranberry country lodge will be the host hotel for our event. Room rates begin at $89/night and are guaranteed at that rate until September 6, 2019. Contact the Cranberry Lodge at (608) 374-2801 and mention the rate code BMW MOA to get the best rate. 

Due to the popularity of Cranberry Country Lodge, the property will strictly enforce its reservation cancellation policy. Please be aware of the policy when reserving your accommodations as the BMW MOA will not be responsible for cancellation fees charged by the resort. The host property and the MOA maintain separate cancellation policies.



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