The Gran Fondue cycling event coincides with Monroe’s Balloon & Blues Fest. If you like to ride bikes on quiet roads in beautiful countryside, and if you enjoy great Blues music with hot air balloons flying overhead, this is a venue for you.
June 17, 2017 Race Day. Start and finish at Monroe Clinic—Clinic Entrance
Registration: 7:00 am
Start Time: 8:00 am
* All riders must be started no later than 8:30 am.
Start /Finish Location: Monroe Clinic’s Clinic Entrance on 22nd Avenue (between 4th and 5th Street) Link to google map Choose from a 14, 30, and 60 mile route. All routes cover a combination of trails and lightly traveled paved roads.
Raise Money for Cancer Patients Most importantly, our event raises money to help cancer patients in Green County and Southern Wisconsin via the Monroe Clinic & Hospital Foundation- Cancer Fund. The bulk of rider fees and all rider contributions will go to serve those battling cancer. So come join us for the joy of cycling, blues, balloons and helping courageous cancer patients.
Every year, we have a variety of activities for youth and families. These can include Laser Tag, Carnival Style Kid Games, Challenge Mazes, Large Inflatables (giant slide, bounce house, obstacle course, jousting and sports bungee challenge), Carnival Style Kid Games and Monroe Rally Balloon Souvenirs.
As we confirm our activities we will attempt to post these details on the site and through social media. No matter what there is always fun times, fantastic food and great fun for all at the Monroe Balloon & Blues Festival !
Activities from Previous Years:
By Incorporating the Invisible who specializes in training teams to work together to achieve great things. Designed to test your ability to solve simple puzzles by navigating yourself through various full sized mazes. Their training experiences can help you:
Foster leadership skills
Cope with change
Tap the strengths of every team member
The different mazes are set up to challenge every age group, from young to old.
Outstanding fun for the kids to play on with different sizes and challenges for all ages.Different inflatables are available each year and may include
A Giant Slide
Sports Bungee Challenge
Laser Tag – Aside from being one of the most popular and fastest growing sports in America, Laser Tag Anywhere is fun, safe, and perfect for every and anyone! Experts set up a Laser Tag field using inflatable barricades and bunkers. Firing the marker activates the infrared signal and the receiver keeps track of all the hits. A hit to the receiver from any angle will record a hit. Each time you score a hit on another player, the system will broadcast the information out to all players within range.
Carnival Games & Rides
Green County Dairy Day can also occur on the same weekend, but be aware that the location varies year to year. During Saturday morning cattle judging may be held at the fairgrounds in Monroe. Always fun to watch when it falls in Monroe on that Saturday!