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Wisconsin Bikes: Northwoods Trails Paved Bike Path

Northeastern Wisconsin has been a favorite destination for snowmobiling, hunting and fishing for decades. Recently, Price, Lincoln and Vilas counties have taken steps to attract cyclists to the northwoods by chaining together miles of paved trails in The Northwoods Trails system.

Many miles of these paved trails are in fact paved snowmobile trails — which for a road cyclist offers a fun style of riding. The hill climbs are short and sometimes steep, but then you’re quickly rewarded with twisty turny downhills. Super fun, a little heart pounding and a great way to practice your control and cornering skills.

Team Spoke Haven

Wisconsin Bikes: Bike MS – The Best Dam Bike Tour

I had never biked more than 70 miles before, but wanted to see if I could ride a century. So this year, I trained to participate in The Bike MS: Best Dam Bike Tour 2-day bike event from Pewaukee to Whitewater to Madison. It was an amazing event that raised money for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) research a cause very close to my heart.

I’m lucky enough to ride regularly with a great group of ladies in Madison through the Spoke Haven Cycling Club. We ride on a range of easy to challenging routes through beautiful scenery near Madison and often end with a beer or dinner. Riding a bike is so much more fun with friends and riding with these ladies is an absolute blast.

Elroy Sparta Trail Tunnel

Wisconsin Bikes: All Aboard the Elroy-Sparta State Trail

June 6, 2015 
70 Miles 
7.5ish hours 

The Elroy-Sparta Trail is the crown jewel of cycling in Wisconsin. About 32 miles of crushed limestone trail stretches between the two small Wisconsin towns on an old railway line. The ride not only features some amazing views, but there are also minutes of sheer darkness while you walk your bikes through long railroad tunnels. 

Wisconsin Bikes: 10 Miles of Bike Path Near Middleton

One of my favorite places to ride my bike is the path that leads from Middleton to about half way to Sauk City for several reasons: It is close to home. It is paved. There are only a few road crossings including a few stop lights. It’s not crazy hilly, but there are some hills that you can challenge yourself on. It’s kind of pretty. The path runs along Highway 12, so it’s in the country, but not exactly secluded.