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 Kickapoo Reserve
Dam Challenge
is BACK !

SEPTEMBER 25, 2021 - OCTOBER 2, 2021

The Kickapoo Reserve Dam Challenge Triathlon challenges participants to compete among the rugged hills of scenic southwestern Wisconsin's rural countryside and the Kickapoo Valley Reserve. Proceeds from this event benefit the Kickapoo Valley Reserve education program.

Boat Course: The paddling leg starts at Bridge 7 and ends at Bridge 14. Racers using their own boat must supply their own paddles and life vests. State law requires one life vest for each person on board. Be considerate of other paddlers. River bottom and banks are muddy and a change of shoes after the paddling leg may be desirable. An extra change of clothes is helpful if conditions are rainy. Canoes and kayaks are available locally. Search “Kickapoo River Canoeing” for rental options. 

Bike Course: The bike route starts and ends at Bridge 14 and is 15 paved miles of road riding through the hilly Driftless area. The route takes you through the valleys and over the ridge in one of Wisconsin's most scenic rural landscapes. Steep climbs and rapid descents provide the ride of a lifetime! Be on the lookout for road apples! Roads will be open to vehicles, so you must obey traffic laws. Stay alert, and stay to the right. Bike helmets are required; For safety reasons, bikers are advised not to wear headphones. There will be a limited number of bike storage racks at Landing 14 during race week. 

Run Course: The trail course is a loop with elevation changes that starts and ends at Bridge 14.The course consists of a dirt and grass trail, blacktop, a former road bed, and some gravel. 

* KVR day use/parking permit included in registration fee
Register by September 5th to be
guaranteed a race t-shirt! 



Swag includes the route, bragging rights, and a t-shirt to show off your dedication and support.



All Level 1 swag plus a bag of delicious local treats!



All Level 1 and Level 2 swag plus EXTRA SPECIAL local goods!


(registration closes September 30th at 5pm)


2021 Kickapoo Dam Challenge Triathlon will be a "Do It Yourself" race. Racers will be able to self-schedule their race anytime between September 25th and October 2nd.


Individual Racer - Individual completes all three legs and submits an individual time. Paddles a solo or tandem kayak OR canoe. Must supply own paddling partner.

Relay Team - Racers paddle solo or together in a canoe or kayak. One racer bikes, and one racer runs. Times are not averaged. Team submits one total time. Each team member registers separately.

How the self-timing works:
1) Registrants race information will be sent to our timer Pickle Events.

2) Pickle Events will send an email to everyone with a personal link to submit their results. Submission deadline 11:59pm October 3rd.

3) After you are done with the race, open the link and enter your total time.

4) After the race is complete, Pickle Events will load the data into their system and post the results at a link on

5) Once they are posted, Pickle Events will send an email to everyone with the link to the results.

Race Instructions 2021

Race Map 2021 




Registration fees are nonrefundable and may not be deferred or otherwise transferred for any reason - including race cancellation. 




 2021 Dam 








Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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