Short Bike Rides in Wisconsin  by Greg Marr

Short Bike Rides in Wisconsin Guide Book

by Greg Marr (The Globe Pequot Press)
Short Bike Rides in Wisconsin  by Greg Marr
A well-researched guide to 40 rides throughout Wisconsin from Lake Michigan to Lake Superior and everywhere in between. Each ride includes mile-by-mile directions, route map, safety tips, food & services, and points of interest along the way. Rides range from 10 to 30 miles and from easy to very hilly.

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Trails from the "Short Bike Rides in Wisconsin" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 40.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.

The Placid Eau Claire River, which flows into the Wisconsin River, cascades over a series of limestone outcroppings 15 miles east of Wausau in central Wisconsin. Marathon County has built a beautiful ...
Wausau, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 14.8
Two Rivers is a holdover from the days when Lake Michigan was considered a major fishery and the economies of many of the shoreline communities depended on the bounty of this freshwater sea. The econo ...
Two Rivers, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 22.5
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Spring Green is synonymous with famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who was born 18 miles to the north in Richland Center. As a child, Wright spent much of his time in the Spring Green area, which set ...
Spring Green, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 19.7
Cashton is a pretty, small farm town that is definitely not on the beaten tourist track, which makes it all the better for a bike ride. Cashton is also in the hilly Coulee Country, which makes it a ch ...
Cashton, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 20.5
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The Bayfield Peninsula, which juts out into Lake Superior, is one of Wisconsin's more beautiful spots. Although Bayfield is Wisconsin's second-largest county, the locals boast that there isn't a singl ...
Bayfield, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 10.6
Traveling along Highway 8 can be deceiving. The highway appears virtually flat, surrounded by a swampy lowland in many areas, with little variation in elevation as it cuts across the central area of n ...
Bruce, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 28.8
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Many of the "turns" in this ride are nothing more than a no-choice left or right, and with each turn there's a new road name. Maybe the budget had a little money left over one year, and it was decided ...
Chippewa Falls, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 25
The name of this ride doesn't refer to an ice-cream sundae that originated in this southeastern Wisconsin city but to the city's largest employer, the Nestle Company. If you're a chocolate lover and ...
Burlington, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 24.5
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The Door County peninsula, jutting into Lake Michigan and forming Green Bay to the west, has long been one of Wisconsin's most popular tourist destinations. It's so popular that a bike ride might be b ...
Baileys Harbor, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 25.9
Depending on the weather you'll either enjoy the half-hour, 6-mile crossing from the Door Country peninsula to Washington Island or wonder whatever in the world made you attempt such foolishness. When ...
Washington Island, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 14.7
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At one time the area between Lake Winnebago and Lake Michigan was covered in a pine forest. After the forest was logged out, fertile agricultural land remained. There are a few trees left nowadays, ju ...
Chilton, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 23.7
You're in the center of the western half of the Northern Hemisphere with this ride, just a few miles from 45 degrees latitude, 90 degrees longitude. You'll also feel as though you're on top of Wiscon ...
Merrill, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 25
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Hartman Creek is one of Wisconsin's busiest state parks, and the nearby Chain O' Lakes is one of the state's most popular tourism destinations-a double-edged sword that might make a bicyclist think th ...
Rural, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 12.5
This wonderful ride provides a real taste of backwoods northern Wisconsin lake country as it circles the waters of Lake Chippewa, a large lake with numerous bays and islands, which was formed by a dam ...
Hayward, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 27.1
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Neillsville was built around the Black River, which courses through the center of this town of 3,000. Its history can be found at the Jail Museum, in the old jail that was a source of great civic prid ...
Neillsville, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 20
Nowhere will you find a better reason for preserving our natural wonders than in the Nicolet National Forest. This is how it was years ago before the lumber barons came in and stripped Wisconsin's Nor ...
Lakewood, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 17.3
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In 1996 Madison, Wisconsin's capital and home to the University of Wisconsin, was named the most "livable" city in the country by Fortune magazine. Madison has not only all the cultural benefits of a ...
Madison, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 15.8
To outsiders Milwaukee has a not-unfounded blue-collar reputation as a city of bratwurst, bowling, and beer; yet Milwaukee is much more than all that. It's a lively city of festivals and parks, arts a ...
Milwaukee, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 11.2
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Bears have a way of walking that, to me, is almost catlike. It's a fluid loping, head down, back arched, tentative yet assured. It's the sort of walk that says, "I'll leave you alone if you leave me a ...
Minocqua, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 30.3
Cassville, a quaint Mississippi River town that calls to mind the days of Mark Twain, is accentuated by huge wooded bluffs that rise up from both sides of the river for an isolated, time-forgotten fee ...
Cassville, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 13.3
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