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About Us

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History of the Tour

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 fund raising event for the Historic Downtown Sharon and helps support their other projects during the year.  


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

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History of Sharon, WI

 Sharon, Wisconsin was founded in 1841 and established in 1856. It is centrally located along the southern Wisconsin Stateline border and is between the cities of Rockford and Chicago, Illinois & Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 


Sharon currently has a population of 1,605 people. Rich in history and the promise of a bright future, we offer the perfect location for this once-in-a-lifetime ride. 

2020 Tour

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General Information

 The 2020 Roun'da Manure Bicycle Tour will be held on Saturday, August 15th. Four different routes and four different rest stops will be offered.  At the conclusion of the ride, riders can enjoy a hearty, home cooked Pig Roast lunch, while listening to local music. Riders can register online, by mail, or on the day of the event. All riders that register before June 1st will receive free ride memorabilia. 

Schedule of Events

  • 6:30-9:00AM: Breakfast at Goodland Memorial Park
  • 6:30-10:100AM: Registration for All Loops
  • 11:00-3:00PM: Pig Roast Luncheon

Location Information

Parking

  • Riders can plan to park south of Sharon Community School (104 E. School St. - Sharon, WI) next to the baseball field on Church St. 


Rest Stops

  • Sharon Ice Cream Shop:  215 Baldwin St. -  Sharon, WI
  • Darien Ice Cream Shop: 30 W. Beloit St. - Darien, WI
  • Arturo's Mexican Restaurant: 107 W. Main St. - Poplar Grove, IL
  • Shopiere Soda Shop & Ice Cream Bar:  5218 E. County Road J - Clinton, WI 53525 


Pig Roast Luncheon

  • The Pig Roast Luncheon is at Goodland Memorial Park, which can be found at the base of the water tower.



Route Maps & Cue Cards

Poplar Grove Loop Cue Card (pdf)

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Fontana Loop Cue Card (pdf)

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Darien Loop Cue Card (pdf)

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Shopiere Loop Cue Card (pdf)

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Caution:

Please do not download the following GPS maps until the day of Roun'da Manure, August 15th. We may not have them fully updated and active until then and we do not want to have our maps mislead you before then. Thank you!

Darien Route GPS Map

Fontana Route Route GPS Map

Poplar Grove GPS Map

Shopiere Route GPS Map