Wisconsin Biking

Whether you like to hit dirt trails, stick to paved routes, explore city streets, or take to a country lane when riding a bicycle, Wisconsin biking is for you. Hitting the bike trails in Wisconsin during your visit is just one of the many great ways to enjoy the outdoors here, and there are plenty of great trails that await you. Numerous state parks dot the Wisconsin countryside, and they are excellent places to find scenic bike trails. Many bike trails in Wisconsin are devoid of cars, which allows riders to better enjoy their cycling experiences, and even if you stick to an urban area, you should find it easy to get around on two wheels. You can effectively explore Madison on a bike, for example, so you might look to do that when visiting the capital. Renting a bicycle in Wisconsin is relatively easy if you are without one, though it's encouraged that you bring yours along with you if you plan on doing a lot of riding.

There are far too many bike trails in Wisconsin to cover them all, and suffice it to say that you will have no shortage of options when it comes to terrains. Should Wisconsin mountain biking appeal to you, the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest is an excellent place to go. Some of the best Midwest mountain biking trails can be found here, and there are about twenty miles of them. The John Muir Bike and Hiking Trail is another prime Wisconsin biking destination if you are looking to do some off-road exploring. Found just north of the town of La Grange, the John Muir Bike and Hiking Trail offers five different loops, and they range in length from 1.5 miles to 10 miles. There are an array of good places for Wisconsin mountain biking.

Door County is a top Wisconsin vacation destination, and in addition to hitting the beaches and enjoying the fishing and shopping opportunities, you can also do some cycling when in the area. There is a great bike shop in downtown Sturgeon Bay, and you can rent a bicycle there if you don't already have one. The same downtown shop also has a presence at the Potawatomi State Park if you want to rent a bike there. You can also rent kayaks if you're interested. Fish Creek also has a bike shop, so you can nab some wheels there too when looking to do some cycling in Door County. There are some 100 miles of backroad biking trails to be enjoyed in Door County, and families and couples who are looking for a relaxed ride should find the area state parks to appease them. There are also some mountain biking trails in the parks here, so you can choose a more extreme experience if that's more your speed.

When looking to do some Wisconsin cycling, you might also look to include some interesting attractions along the way. In Baraboo, for example, you can stop at the Circus Museum when you're not biking along the 24 miles of paved roads. To the southwest of Baraboo, both Iowa County and Sauk County offer paved routes that can lead you to attractions like the House on the Rock or the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center. Toward the Mississippi River, the Great River Road and the surrounding valley offer numerous opportunities to do some Wisconsin cycling. There are plenty of easy trails along the banks of the Mississippi River for those who prefer relaxed Wisconsin biking, while anyone looking for a workout can choose to climb the routes that lead to the tops of the area bluffs. Rewarding views await you along the mighty river, regardless of which trails you take to. You can also stop at one of the quaint river towns when biking along the Mississippi River, and perhaps you'll do a little shopping or grab a bite to eat before hitting the road again.

Your Wisconsin cycling experience can involve only biking, or you can complement it any number of ways if you please. Camping after a full day of Wisconsin biking is a great way to extend your time outdoors, and wildlife viewing can help keep you busy while you're cruising along just about any wooded trail. Touring trails that extend for miles on end are available for those who want to do a lot of cycling in Wisconsin, but you won't have to ride over long distances to enjoy your time on two wheels here. Stopping at a lake to fish or heading into town to pick up a few provisions for dinner can prove to be thoroughly enjoyable as well.

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