Slimey Crud Cafe Racer Run - Ride Hard - Ride Short Pine Bluff to Leland and Back!

 

Sunday, May 7th, 2017 – Spring Edition and Film Festival

When is the Slimey Crud Run?

THE SCR IS A BI-ANNUAL EVENT

Held on the 1st Sunday in May and October.

Sunday, May 7th, 2017 (Film Festival @ The Barrymore Theater)
Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Sunday, May 6th, 2018 (Film Festival @ The Barrymore Theater)
Sunday, October 7th, 2018

Sunday, May 5th, 2019 (Film Festival @ The Barrymore Theater)
Sunday, October 6th, 2019

Where do we ride?

Start in Pine Bluff and find your own route to Leland

Where: Pine Bluff, WI – The Red Mouse Bar – 10AM (Peak time of total people in attendance)
Ride To: Leland, WI – Sprecher’s Bar – 1PM (Peak time of total people in attendance)
Ride Back to: Pine Bluff, WI (If you want to)
Route: Make up your own!

Pine Bluff, WI

Leland, WI

Hotels near Madison, WI

Courtyard by Marriott in Madison is the preferred Hotel of the Slimey Crud Run, please consider their fine hotels, amenities and locations when considering where to stay for all Slimey Crud Run’s.

Courtyard Madison West/Middleton
2266 Deming Way, Middleton, WI – (608) 203-0100
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Courtyard Madison East
2502 Crossroads Drive, Madison, WI – (608) 661-8100
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Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club
1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI – (800) 356-8293
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Edgewater Hotel
666 Wisconsin Ave, Madison, WI – (608) 256-9071
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Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
9 East Wilson Street, Madison, WI – (608) 255-5100
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Hotel Ruby Marie
524 E Wilson St, Madison, WI – (608) 327-7829
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Wyndham Garden Madison Fitchburg
2969 Cahill Main Fitchburg, WI – (608) 274-7200
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Courtyard Marriott Madison East and West

Looking for a place to stay?

The SCMG recommends the Courtyard® by Marriott® Hotels in Madison

Courtyard Madison West/Middleton

Courtyard Madison West/Middleton
2266 Deming Way, Middleton, WI – (608) 203-0100
Make Online Reservation

Courtyard Madison East

Courtyard Madison East
2502 Crossroads Drive, Madison, WI – (608) 661-8100
Make Online Reservation

Wyndham Garden Madison Fitchburg

Wyndham Garden Madison Fitchburg
2969 Cahill Main Fitchburg, WI – (608) 274-7200

Hotel Ruby Marie

Hotel Ruby Marie
524 E Wilson St, Madison, WI – (608) 327-7829

Edgewater Hotel

Edgewater Hotel
666 Wisconsin Ave, Madison, WI – (608) 256-9071

Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club

Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club
1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI – (800) 356-8293

Hilton Madison Monona Terrace

Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
9 East Wilson Street, Madison, WI – (608) 255-5100

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A Little About the SCR

RIDE HARD – RIDE SHORT

There are no big ad campaigns, no corporate sponsors, no official website, no local or regional newspaper or TV promotions, not even the usual obligatory one-size-promotes-all beer banners with the name of the event emblazoned on a huge blank white spot.

Despite all the makings of what should be an unknown event, the Slimey Crud Café Racer Run in southern Wisconsin is attended twice each year, on the first Sunday in May and October, by riders from all over the country and routinely has participants from at least five states in the upper Midwest.

Its origins are nearly as murky as Stonehenge, dating back to the early Seventies, according to one of its co-founders, former Triumph/Bultaco/Matchless racer and former current Triumph dealer Lyall Sharer. From humble beginnings, the event has become an organic thing that thrives on its own energy. At each gathering, it isn’t uncommon for anywhere from 1,000 to 3,000 machines to show up.

The Crud Run meanders across the scenic Wisconsin River valley from Pine Bluff in Dane county to Leland in Sauk County. The distance between the villages is less than 30 miles in a straight line, but the road mileage can vary from about 70 to, well, who knows? No specific route is prescribed, so the best way to go depends entirely on your imagination.

Despite the name, the event is not limited to the sheathed-in-plastic sportbike set. In fact, while there’s something for everybody in every class of bike, the event seems much more like a rolling vintage and classic bike show.

Flathead, knucklehead and panhead Harleys; TR-6, Daytona and Bonneville Triumphs; Lightning and Thunderbolt BSAs; Moto-Guzzi Falcone and 850 Le Mans, Ducati SS-900 and Diana, Norton Commando, Vincent Black Shadow, Munch Mammut, BMW, Velocette Venom, Royal Enfield, Indian Chief, Suzuki RE-5, Honda CB 77, Hondamatic, CBX; Laverda Jota, Kawasaki H1, two-stroke, four-stroke, rotary, flat-trackers, touring, choppers, bobbers, adventure bikes, rat bikes, to name but a few of the types, brands and models seen at recent Slimey Crud runs.

It’s a scene you really need to see to believe, and you can get some of the flavor by taking a quick tour of our photo gallery for pics of some of the unusual and great vintage machines that have turned out for recent Slimey Crud Runs.

Of course, there’s no substitute for being a part of the real thing, and fortunately, you’ve got two shots at it every year. The Fall date for 2016 is Sunday, October 2nd.

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