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The Hunt for Red October [WI]

  • 10/14/2022
  • 10/16/2022
  • Don Q Inn | 3658 WI-23 north, Dodgeville, WI 53533


  • COG Members/Associate Members must register separately for both to get the membership discount.
  • Includes Forum-Only subscribers

Registration is closed

Please plan to join us for the 28th Annual Hunt for Red October, traditionally our biggest event of the riding season.  For those that can join us Friday night at the Don Q Inn in Dodgeville, we’ll probably order some pizzas again this year and pass the hat to cover the cost.    

If you can't make it to Dodgeville on Friday, don't worry, you can meet up with the group on Saturday between Noon - 12:30 PM at the Sparta Family Restaurant at the intersection of I-90 and Hwy. 27 in Sparta, WI (see map).

Following lunch, riders typically break into smaller groups and plan a route through a variety of great roads in the heart of the driftless area in southwestern Wisconsin, with the final destination being the Don Q Inn in Dodgeville, WI.   

If you can't make the banquet Saturday night, but you have time for a day ride, or you just want to meet the group, kick some tires, share tall tales, etc., consider meeting us at the Sparta Family Restaurant around Noon on Saturday to say hello and maybe ride some of the roads after lunch.  

Routes options between Sparta and the Don Q Inn

Downloadable GPX Files

As with any route provided, we recommend following the route on a map first. This way you will have a better idea of where you are going and have more fun doing it. Downloading and using any route file indicates you acknowledge that you agree to do so with the understanding that the Concours Owners Group (COG) cannot assume responsibility for your personal safety when using these routes. If you choose to use these routes you do so voluntarily, based on your own assessment of your abilities, route conditions, and facilities, and therefore assume all risks. You release and hold harmless COG, its officers, agents and members from any and all injury and/or loss to your person or property that may result from using these routes or participation in this event. These routes are provided a samples and without any guarantee of accuracy, road quality, or safety. 

To download GPX Files: Right click and select "Save As" to
save the file to your computer. 

HFRO I - Mississippi River Route | 147 mi. | 3h 0m

HFRO II - Kickapoo River Route | 138 mi. | 3h 0m

HFRO III - Wildcat Mountain/Baraboo Hills Route | 165 mi. | 3h 18m


The Don Q Inn in Dodgeville, WI set aside about 20 rooms for us at a discounted group rate of $110/night (+ taxes) for a double room.  They will hold the rooms until September 14th.  

Note: As of 7/21/2022 there are eight room left in our block of rooms right now - so get your reservations in.


The banquet dinner on Saturday will be catered at the Don Q Inn. 

Health and Safety Announcement

Please come prepared to follow to follow local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.  Each person is responsible for monitoring their own health.  If you feel sick, or if you've been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive, please stay home.


All registration will be done online.  The $33 registration fee ($38 for non-members) includes a catered banquet dinner on Saturday, and a ticket for the door prizes at the banquet. This is a ‘rain or shine’ event with no refunds for no-shows. 

Online registration will close at 11:59 pm on Friday, October 7, 2022.

  • $33 - COG members (Banquet dinner included)
  • $38 - Non-members/forum only subscribers (Banquet dinner included) 
  • $  0 - Ride & Camaraderie Only (No banquet dinner)

Late registration requests:  Registration requested after 10/07 must be submitted to Dave McClurg via email dmcclurg@wi.rr.com.  If a late registration request can be accommodated, the late registration fee will be $40 per person.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations will be accepted up through Friday, October 7, 2022 and must be done via email.  Refunds will be paid by check (minus a $10 administration fee) and sent via USPS after the event. 
There will be no refunds on cancellations made after October 7th

Questions & Additional Information

Contact event organizer Dave McClurg at dmcclurg@wi.rr.com.  Please check the COG Forum for additional announcements and/or to join the conversation.