Roun'da Manure Bicycle Tour

Sharon, WI, USA

Sat 17th August 2024

1 race

Organiser's Description

Starting in 1987, Lon Haldeman & Susan Notorangelo organized a series of one-day rides that would qualify cyclists to participate in Paris-Best-Paris. These rides were called Randonneur rides. Most of them were held in the dairy country of Southern WI, so cyclists started saying "We're going to ride Around the Manure".

A similar version of the previous rides, called "Around the Manure Century," was added a few years later. Lon's uncle suggested changing the name to "Roun'da Manure", making it more similar to Randonneur. The name stuck like manure on a bike tire & it has been called Roun'da Manure ever since.

In 2005 the tour was revitalized to include a clover leaf series of four different loop routes & ice cream shop rest stops along the way. Riders could pick the routes they wanted to ride and redeem coupons for a snack or drink at the local ice cream shops. Everyone returned to Downtown Sharon, the hub in the center of the loops, for a wonderful pig roast.

This is a major fundraising event for the Sharon Chamber of Commerce and helps support their other community projects during the year.

We hope all cyclists can attend this fun and traditional bike ride around the Illinois and Wisconsin State line area.

If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or Jessica Bauman at 815-517-2548.


  • Roun'da Manure Bicycle Tour


  • Roun'da Manure Bicycle Tour


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