Pine Bluff to Leland and Back!

 

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 – Spring Edition – Cancelled due to COVID-19
Sunday, October 4th, 2020 – Fall Edition

When is the Slimey Crud Run?

THE SCR IS A BI-ANNUAL EVENT

Held on the 1st Sunday in May and October.

Sunday, October 4th, 2020

Sunday, May 2nd, 2021
Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

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 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 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 on our facebook page 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 2020 is Sunday, October 4th.

Slimey Crud Run

COVID-19 Announcement

*UPDATE* - COVID-19 Official Announcement.

Unfortunately, due to the Governor's extended "Safer at Home" order until May 26th, 2020 the Spring 2020 Slimey Crud Run has been officially cancelled.

We strongly encourage all riders to practice rational risk management (eg., wear a helmet), use objective data provided by healthcare experts in risk-related decision making about exposure, and follow the CDC and Governor's directives aimed at protecting public health. The CDC has issued guidance calling for no gatherings of over 50 people through May 11th. In addition, the State of Wisconsin has issued a “Safer at Home” order which we’ll address separately below.

Effective on 4/16/2020 at 8am, the State of Wisconsin extended its Safer at Home order. The order is in effect until May 26th, 2020 unless it is superseded by a future order. You may read the order by visiting the following resources:

https://evers.wi.gov/Documents/COVID19/EMO12-SaferAtHome.pdf
https://evers.wi.gov/Documents/COVID19/EMO28-SaferAtHome.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/mass-gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.html

As keepers of the Crud Run Facebook and website, we seek to keep riders informed about the run. We offer encouragement, advice, and warnings. Please check back with us later for the Fall 2020 Slimey Crud Run.

Thank you for your understanding,

The SCMG
Ride Hard - Ride Short ©

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