Experience Merrill in fall: Ride in the Colorama Bike Tour
Experience a thrilling yet picturesque 10, 30, or 50-mile bike ride along the Wisconsin River and take in the beauty of Merrill’s fall colors and changing of the leaves.
Merrill Parks & Recreation proudly presents its 39th annual Colorama Bike Tour on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. The bike tour will begin at Kitchenette Park, 211 W. 1st St., Merrill. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., and the ride starts at 8:30 a.m.
“Colorama has become a destination event that draws cyclists from outside of our community to the area,” said Dan Wendorf, Park and Recreation Director for the City of Merrill. “With more than 20 miles of public trails, Merrill offers an abundance of biking and hiking paths for outdoor enthusiasts to explore.”
The cost to register is $30 before Sept. 17, which includes a long-sleeved shirt. The cost to register after Sept. 17 is $35. No shirts will be available for those registering after Sept. 17.
“Many years ago, glaciers left our region, creating our unique trail system that is unlike any other in Wisconsin.” Wendorf said. “I hope visitors appreciate the beauty of our trails here and it leaves a lasting impression on what Merrill has to offer.”
Fall is the perfect time to explore Merrill’s biking trails, with cooler temperatures making for less-sweaty rides, fewer bugs, and changing leaves providing a scenic backdrop.
Refreshments will be provided at rest stops along the Colorama Bike Tour. A light lunch will be served until 12:30 p.m. For more information and to register, visit the City of Merrill’s website at: https://www.ci.merrill.wi.us/.