On March 4, 1979, the Rapid Angels Motorcycle Club discussed the possibility of a Motorcycle Recreation Program (MRP) funded park for the land adjacent to their own twenty acres in the Town of Rome.The MRP is operated through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The program is designed to provide financial assistance to local units of government for acquisition, operation, and maintenance of public off-highway motorcycle riding areas and facilities. Funding for this program began back in 1969 when the state added a two-dollar fee of motorcycle registrations. A committee from the Rapid Angels met with the Town of Rome officials and proposed the development of a MRP funded park. After several meetings, the proposal was approved and the Town of Rome became the first in Wisconsin to develop a motorcycle recreational area with funding from the MRP.
The Dyracuse Recreational Area officially opened on May 29, 1982, and is operated by the Town of Rome in cooperation with the Rapid Angels Motorcycle Club. The park is named after Dyracuse Mound, a prominent landmark in Adams County, where it is located. The area abounds with recreational opportunities with numerous lakes and forests surrounding the park. Camping, lodging, food and gas are readily available.
In northern Adams County, this 334-acre motorcycle and ATV (all-terrain vehicle) park is open from early April until the last weekend in October. There are over ten miles of trails, a peewee track, and two motocross tracks.
Dyracuse Mound is situated within the recreational area and a lookout tower sits atop the mound. There are picnic grounds, grills, tables, a shelter house, children’s playground, restrooms, and hot and cold water provided.
The park is funded by the State of Wisconsin and operated jointly by the Town of Rome and the Rapid Angels Motorcycle Club. Several annual competitions are sponsored at Dyracuse, including motocross and hill climb events, and a harescramble.
Dyracuse Recreation Area's phone number is 715-325-8014 - Attendent on duty during park hours
Questions on rental of the park please call 715-325-8017 - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. M-F
Opening first weekend in April (weather permitting)
Wed: 2 p.m. to dusk
Sat & Sun: 10 a.m. to dusk
Starting Memorial Day Weekend
Wed: 2 p.m.to 8 p.m.
Fri, Sat, & Sun:10 a.m.to 8 p.m.
Starting Labor Day Weekend
Friday: 2 p.m. to dusk
Sat & Sun: 10 a.m. until dusk
Park closes the last weekend in October
The park will be open normal hours on Memorial Day, Labor Day and July 4th.
It is closed to open riding on Club event dates, including Saturday.
Wednesday = $10
Friday/Saturday/Sunday = $15
Single Season Pass = $125
Single Family Pass = $175
Rental on closed days = $200
How to Find Dyracuse
Dyracuse is located 15 miles south of Wisconsin Rapids off State Road 13 on County Road O - Town of Rome