Wisconsin Overnighter 2012

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WRAPUP:? Another great roadtrip!!? We had 20 MINIs in attendance on a chilly but nice day.? After a late start we headed out to Monroe for lunch.? Their Chili festival was in full force in the town square.? Then we took off on the long?twisty route to New Glarus.? We saw the amazing fall colors, some wild life, animal sculptures, and lots of fun?roads.? We made it to?the New Glarus Brewery in time for a quick tour and?a beer stock-up for those that had extra room in their?trunks.? Huge thanks to Paul and Barbara for all the route planning, and leading and pacing the group!!

Please send links?of photos to steve@chicagominiclub.com , and I will add them here.

Photos by: Steve |??Rus |

Video by: Bruce & Mary |

It’s that time again! Back by popular demand, we’re headed back to New Glarus?on October?6th to explore some fun back roads and sample some of Wisconsin’s finest. The leaves should be tuning colors, so expect some great vistas from our all new extended driving route!

UPDATE 09/01/2012: Due to difficulties ensuring there are enough hotel rooms available for everyone?(because of fall colors and area footbal games), we are changing this event to a Saturday only event. However, a few people are staying overnight into Sunday. Sorry about the change in plans.

Details after the jump:

WHAT: A multi-club?1 day trip in Wisconsin. Sample some fun back roads, towns, eats and drinks and enjoy the company of your fellow MINI friends. Saturday evening drive into Middleton or Madison for great restaurants, music and other activities.

WHEN: Saturday October?6th. Departure time is 10am from Beloit.

WHERE:?Start at the Beloit rest stop off I90?[Map Link] .

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WHO: This event is open to members of the Chicago MINI Motoring Club as well as other area clubs.

THINGS TO BRING: A full tank of gas, clothes for the weather, a camera, FRS radio tuned to Channel 1, Sub channel 1 (to help with car to car communication), a pen and clipboard for the directions, and a smile!!

Please also add a comment to this post so we know you are planning on attending and if you are staying overnight, where you are staying.

  • Craig Nuccio

    UW Madison is playing Illinois at Madison. Having a hard time finding rooms this weekend any where near Madison. Might have to drive up each day.

  • Nat & Jennifer

    We’re planning on going. Not sure about a hotel yet.

  • Tamara

    I am planning to attend Saturday. The Chicago Marathon is Oct 7 and I’ll be there to cheer for my sister.

  • CMMC_Steve

    I will at least be there Saturday.. I need to work Saturday night 🙁

  • Eric T.

    I will be there

  • I will be there saturday for sure

  • staying at hilton in middleton they say it about 19 miles away so may do sunday as well

  • Alex Rydzewski

    Jenny and I will be there Saturday and may venture out to Madison and stay out there on sunday

  • Dave & I will be there on Saturday for sure! Looking forward to it 🙂

  • Nat & Jennifer

    We’ll be staying at the country inn & suites in Middleton.

  • Bruce Plantz + Mary James

    Looking forward to fall driving. Staying at Country Inn & Suites in Middleton

  • LTL M CPE

    Carrie and I will be there Saturday. Leaves look great in WI!

  • Where in Beloit is everyone meeting up?

  • Rus and Tawana

    Hello Tawana and I will be doing the day trip on Saturday. This is our first trip chance to get to join you since we became members – looking forward to it

  • Hey everyone, I noticed a few posts regarding hotel stays. I just wanted to re confirm that due to limited room availability, we changed this event to a Saturday only drive on 9/1/2012. If you’re staying in the Madison area, there are a number of fun nearby excursions. Unfortunately, we don’t have any club sponsored drives on Sunday.

  • john S.

    Looks as the weather is going to be good for the drive,.,, nice and cool, nice for the superchager! The leaves are begining to fall, the autum colors are great right now! I’m looking foward to seeing you Minacs in Wi for a fun drive.

  • Jerry and Laurel Trostle

    We are planning on being there for Saturday.

  • CMMC_Steve

    I am going to be leaving Skokie area at 7:30am.. If anyone wants to caravan out together, send me an e-mail at steve@chicagominiclub.com

  • One more update! Monroe is holding it’s Chili cook-off tomorrow. Bring an?appetite!

  • Rus Karlov

    What a great time – thanks to everyone – can’t wait to do it again!