Here is the link to a Dropbox folder with the files. You will have to Right Click and Save As to save the file to your computer. You will also need a GPS viewing program to view the file once it's on your computer.
I don't have an official paper map available yet, but I hope to at some point. Until then, you can use these screen shots to navigate the route. I suggest you use these maps to trace the route onto a Delorme Gazeteer.
Delorme Gazeteer Atlas
Warning: I am providing these resources free of charge to show others the routes I have ridden in the past. I am not promising that these maps are accurate or safe, it is up to you to use your judgement to ride safe and navigate safely. Motorcycling is inherently dangerous and the road conditions can change at any time. All roads that I have included are legal for travel by street legal motorcycles at the time of this posting, but that can always change. It is get lost and on the wrong road or trail,so keep a close eye on the map and/or GPS. Please respect all traffic signs, trail markers, trail closures and use common courtesy for other trail and road users. Remember that someone lives on the quiet road you are riding on, its not a racetrack.
Q & A - Questions and answers
1. How long should I plan to do this route?
It usually takes me 2 1/2 days to do the actual route, then you have to figure in your time to the start and back home again. You can certainly do the route faster, but take your time and enjoy it. There are a lot of interesting things to see along the route!
2. How difficult is this route?
Most of the route is easy paved and gravel roads, with the option of riding ATV trails in a few areas. There are areas of the route north of Black River Falls and north of Drummond that can have deep sand. The weather and other factors change the conditions of the route on a continual basis.
3. What bikes are best suited for the T.W.A.T.?
I think a 650 Dual Sport is the perfect bike for this ride. They handle the rough stuff pretty well, get good gas mileage and they work well on the highway on way home.
4. Tires, are knobbies required?
If you are even thinking this, then yes, they are. I have ridden with people that didn't have them, but the people that have good knobbies have a lot more fun. I prefer to limit my crashes as much as possible, and knobbies are cheap insurance. Dunlop D606's, Pirelli MT-21's, and Continental TKC-80's are the most commonly seen tires.
5. Camping or hotels?
I have done it both ways, I prefer camping but it depends on the group. There are great options for both along the route, but camping is easier to find, especially along the northern section of the route. Riding without camping gear is always more fun, but this route is a good shakedown run for longer trips, use it to learn what works!
6. Do I need any stickers or trail passes?
No, if you follow this route with a street legal motorcycle you do not need anything other than your plate. There are plenty of ATV trails nearby, if you choose to ride them make sure you check the rules at the trailhead.
7. Do I need a GPS?
No, but they make it so much easier and quicker to navigate the route that they are really the only good option. Of course, its always wise to have a paper map along in case you need to change your trip.
8. Do I need to haul fuel?
Probably not, as long as you don't skip any gas stations. I wouldn't do the route with less than a 75 mile range. I prefer to have a 200 mile range so I don't have to stop all the time as gas stops tend to waste time if you are in a group.
9. I don't like planning, is their guides available?
Yes, RIDE Adventures offers guided tours on the route, check here for info!
10. The Delta Diner, is the food really that good?
Yes, you have to stop here on your trip, its one of the highlights for sure! Very cool place and very popular, so plan ahead!
GPS helps you reroute in situations like the one below. You can reroute and get back on the route with minimal fuss.
I got to the end of the route, now what? Well you are in the Apostle Island area, go explore if you have time! Bayfield is a cool town with great places to eat, and Madeline Island is certainly worth a visit.
Ride Reports on the T.W.A.T.
Exploring the Trans Wisconsin Trail http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=343821
Big Dog Adventures - First run of the GPS file: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=351765
Jim Klas, BMW MOA Ambassador's photos: http://klasjm.smugmug.com/gallery/5618439_aS73D#!i=345121498&k=vfqoc
Bombshell Customs: http://bombshell13.forumotion.com/t2-rideing-the-twat-trans-wisconsin-adventure-trail
DR Riders TWAT run: http://drriders.com/topic5045.html