Once the summer weather finally arrives, many Milwaukee motorcycle riders enjoy exploring the beautiful state of Wisconsin on long, scenic rides. As motorcycle accident lawyers in Milwaukee for more than 30 years, we have discovered many interesting routes and great local destinations.
Here are five ideas for interesting and scenic motorcycle rides around Milwaukee - including a few special spots to stop:
Ride west of Milwaukee and then north on 164 to arrive at the Milwaukee/Ozaukee County Line near Lake Five and Monches - west of Mequon. There are numerous scenic ride options all around this starting point. One option is to ride south through the Kettle Moraine forest to Eagle, Wisconsin. Knuckleheads Pub and Grub is a popular rider destination, with a full menu and frequent live music. If you try this route in reverse, starting west and south of Waukesha, end up at the Copper Dock for a Friday fish fry, Saturday prime rib, or Sunday Brunch - all with lakeside views.
Lake Buelah is only 35 miles from Milwaukee (and just over 15 miles from Waukesha), but feels like you are a world away from the city. Once you arrive, Double D’s Pub has a great lakefront patio, a huge menu, and lots of special events. If you are riding to or from the popular Lake Geneva area, Lake Buelah is worth a stop.
In the mood for a slightly longer ride? Two hours each way from Milwaukee, Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo is a popular destination. If you want to add a new adventure to this popular route, take 113 to the free Merrimac Ferry across the Wisconsin River and Lake Wisconsin. In operation since 1848, the ferry offers a scenic break in your riding, and concessions at the ferry landing. If you find Devil’s Lake State Park too crowded, an equally beautiful and less-known spot to visit in this area is Pewits Nest State Natural Area.
Port Washington is only a half hour north of Milwaukee, but offers a quaint downtown with a beautiful harbor on Lake Michigan. Owned by Milwaukee custom motorcycle builder Dave Cook, Dave Cook’s Little Kohler Haus is a rider favorite, offering food and entertainment just a few miles north and west of Port Washington.
Looking to create your own unique trip? The State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Rustic Roads Motorcycle Tour offers riders the chance to earn patches and certificates proving that they have travelled many of Wisconsin’s 117 marked Rustic Roads. These scenic and unique roads span over 669 miles in 59 counties. If you cover 10 rustic roads you can get a Rustic Roads Motorcycle Tour patch, and covering 25 Rustic Roads earns you a special state certificate.
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Many people have a hard time seeing motorcycles on the roadway, or think they can treat them the same way they treat other cars when passing or merging. Even though motorcycles have a smaller vehicle frame, drivers should leave motorcycles more room than they would for vehicles because motorcyclists have less protecting them in the event of an accident, which could result in more serious injury.
It’s also important to know the right of way, which when used appropriately should help all drivers avoid collisions. Operators of any motor vehicle should be familiar with Wisconsin’s Rules of the Road and how to determine the right of way for motor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.
Key Points On Motorcycle Statute Of Limitations
Of course accidents can happen at any time, and when they do, you need to understand the statute of limitations. A statute of limitations is a type of federal or state law that restricts the time within which legal proceedings may be brought forth. This keeps old and potentially fraudulent claims from being made when evidence or facts may get muddled due to the passage of time.
For motorcycle accident cases, the statute of limitations is typically three years, with the starting point generally being the date of the motorcycle accident. If the person involved in an accident is 18 or under, they are considered a “person under disability”, and a “person under disability” must file a lawsuit within two years from when their disability ceases, or age 20.
Even if the claim is for uninsured motorist benefits, it must still be presented within three years from the date of the crash. It used to be a six-year period but was changed in 2015.
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