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Rustic Roads

Rustic Roads Motorcycle Tour patch

Award program for motorcyclists

It seems as if rustic roads were especially designed for motorcycles! Wisconsin has a large system of lightly traveled asphalt or gravel roads highlighting the state's natural beauty.

Presently, Wisconsin has 117 marked Rustic Roads covering over 669 miles in 59 counties. Travel 10 of these roads and you'll be eligible for a Rustic Roads Motorcycle Tour patch. 25 Rustic Roads qualifies you for a special state certificate.

You need to travel at least 10 of the Rustic Roads for a patch and 25 or more of the roads for a certificate.

To verify participation, have your picture taken with your bike in front of the Rustic Road numbered sign. If solo, just your bike needs to be in front of the numbered sign. Once you assemble the minimum number of photos (10 or 25), forward them to the Wisconsin Motorcycle Safety Program for a patch and/or certificate. Paper or electronic photos can be submitted. There is no time limit, and group photos are acceptable. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

For more information on Rustic Roads, the awards program, or to submit proof of ride photos, contact:

Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Bureau of Transportation Safety
Motorcycle Safety Program
P.O. Box 7936
Madison, WI 53707-7936
(800) 368-9677

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Questions about the content of this page:
Wisconsin Motorcycle Safety Program, wmsp@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: May 1, 2015

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