Midwest MINI Meet 5/17-5/19

Come on out for a fun weekend event to explore the beautiful roads in the Western Wisconsin driftless area.
The “alphabet roads” of Wisconsin’s driftless area may be the best kept car and motorcycle enthusiasts secret in the upper midwest. The driftless area features rugged terrain that was never scoured by glaciers, offering stunning ridgelines, secluded valleys and endless rolling hills – geography that seems more like the Appalachian foothills than Wisconsin. The main rally event will be our “Coffee and Curves Run” that will take in some of the best motoring the area has to offer.

WRAPUP: We were greeted with perfect weather for the weekend.. A good mix of CMMC, Milwaukee and Madison MINIs attended this Friday-Sunday event.. The roads were twisty.. the driving was fun.. we had a chance to hang out with MINI friends. There was enough excitement and interest that we are looking at doing another event next year!!
Huge thanks to Scott and Sandy P. for all the planning/organizing/route work/logo design and swag work and to Mark H. for the Rallista app mapping.

Photos by: Steve, Pam + Phil, Scott + Sandy

Video by: Matt S.

What: Midwest Mini Meet (M3)

Who: All Mini enthusiasts (join us for the weekend or just for Saturday!)

When: May 17-19, 2024

Where: Voyageur Inn and Conference Center, Reedsburg, WI  (Rally Hotel and HQ)

Cost: No registration fees. Lodging and meals are the participant’s responsibility

Your Hosts: Chicago Mini Motoring Club

Rally Contact: MidwestMiniMeet@icloud.com

To Register: For planning purposes, please complete our Google Registration Form – even if you will not be staying at the rally hotel. Everyone will also be required to sign a club waiver prior to participating in the event. We will have the waiver, along with maps/cue sheets at the driver meetings before the Friday run and the Saturday run.

Hotel Info:

Voyageur Inn and Conference Center 

Reedsburg, WI (voyageur-inn.com)

Chicago Mini has a block of rooms on hold through April 15. Call to reserve at the special “MINI  Cooper Club” rally rate (608) 524-6431

Huge thanks to Scott P. for volunteering and planning this event!!!

Rally Schedule:

Friday, May 17

  • Arrive and check in to The Voyageur Inn
  • Supper Club Run* – driver meeting at 4:00pm, Depart 4:30pm for a fun and curvy route to Vintage Brewing Co. in Sauk Prairie for their legendary fish fry. Return on your own after dinner.

Saturday, May 18

  • Coffee and Curves Run* – driver meeting at 8am and departure at 8:30. This will be an all day drive with a mid morning coffee stop and a lunch stop at Big Boar BBQ. Plan to be back around 4-5pm.
  • Alternate run or on your own – if there is interest and someone to lead, we will offer a shorter run, or feel free to explore on your own.
  • Dinner – we recommend Marty’s Steakhouse (on site) for their Saturday Prime Rib special, but there are many options in the area
  • Cocktails/Meet and Greet in the hotel Black Squirrel Bar starting around 7pm – tire kicking in the lot is encouraged.

Sunday, May 19

  • Group photo – location TBD
  • Brunch run to Spring Green* – meet after the group photo for one more alphabet run to the General Store in Spring Green for brunch.

* Note – FRS / GMRS radios are encouraged (not required) on the runs in order to help keep everyone together. We will have a radio check at each driver meeting Channel 1 SubChannel 1.