Road Biking Wisconsin  by M. Russ Lowthian

Road Biking Wisconsin Guide Book

by M. Russ Lowthian (Falcon Guides)
Road Biking Wisconsin  by M. Russ Lowthian
Road Biking Wisconsin features 41 carefully designed rides throughout the state, from the picturesque shore of Lake Superior in the north to the renowned and challenging kettle country in the south and everywhere in between. Local cyclist Russ Lowthian provides a sampling of the state's diverse offerings, including rides along the Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers, amid rolling farmlands and lush forests, around crystal-clear lakes, and along scenic bluffs above Lake Michigan.

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Trails from the "Road Biking Wisconsin" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 41.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 41.

Heralded as the “City of Festivals,” this metropolitan area is know for its rich ethnic heritage and breweries that grace the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline. Visiting the oldest city in Wisconsin, ...
Whitefish Bay, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 29
As you ride through Grant County, you will soon discover how the early lead-mining rush influenced the growth of this area and today’s road route options. This challenge offers both excitement and bea ...
Lancaster, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 55
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After the glacial period, the southern half of Walworth County was left with moraines of rolling hills, and several picturesque lake settings. The tour starts in a village known for its chocolate shop ...
Lake Geneva, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 42
In a city with many miles of designated bike routes, this ride leaves from a park that overlooks the picturesque Sugar River valley. The cruise travels counterclockwise to the southwest, utilizing one ...
Madison, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 43
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Famous for its fish boils and berry farms, this section of Lake Superior’s rugged shoreline juts out into the lake to create the Apostle Islands. This adventurous ride leaves from Bayfield, a communit ...
Bayfield, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 58
This ride offers those up for the test a true taste of coulee country. The route starts in a river community along the Mississippi and uses the paved trail through the river bottom marshlands to get y ...
Onalaska, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 57
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Visiting this area is like journeying back 150 years in time. The ramble begins in a village where cream-colored brick buildings dominate the historic downtown landscape, and continues through country ...
Cedarburg, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 28
This ride starts on the east side of Monroe County and circles up around the edge of rugged coulee terrain before passing through colorful cranberry fields. The route starts in a Lemonweir Valley comm ...
Tomah, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 42
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This tour visits an area with many geologic quartzite remnants that date back to prehistoric times and offers the cyclist the temptation of several scenic challenges. You leave from a town nestled alo ...
Baraboo, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 61
Praised by visitors from around the world as “Wisconsin’s Cape Cod,” this ride explores hundreds of coves offering culinary delights, state parks, and lighthouses. The route departs from a pioneer com ...
Sturgeon Bay, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 79
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This ride shares some of the same roller coaster excitement that the Grandview Firehouse 50, a citizen bike race and recreational ride, enjoys each August here in the northwoods. The classic leaves fr ...
Hayward, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 75
With hundreds of miles of bike-friendly roads, the options here are endless for exploring the cultural, historical, and natural attractions of southern Rock County. The cruise leaves from a city with ...
Beloit, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 62
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A special place in the northern woodlands, this ride offers visitors and residents alike a genuine opportunity to enjoy the wild and scenic wonders of this diverse area. You’ll have a good time on a r ...
Hayward, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 31
“Don’t let the Hodag scare you!” That’s what the local community stresses, even though it was a hoax created in 1868. The folklore surrounding this frightening monster with razor-sharp claws has turne ...
Rhinelander, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 54
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The Black Hawk War of 1832 attracted a lot of attention to what would become Wisconsin. This scenic route travels through some of the area where this tribal conflict played out, in lush valleys where ...
Richland Center, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 52
On this route you will explore some of the same Jefferson County roads that Lance Armstrong used to test his equipment before the Tour de France. The challenge departs from a town named after a genera ...
Fort Atkinson, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 67
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This classic ride mirrors the excellent Chippewa Valley Century Ride established as an annual Memorial Day weekend bike event that serves great beer and brats at the end. The route leaves from a city ...
Chippewa Falls, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 101
This metric century starts at a park along Lake Michigan’s shoreline, in a town rich in maritime history, and tours parts of a county with the same name as the river and city. You will roll along the ...
Manitowoc, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 63
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In a county named after an Indian tribe whose hunting grounds once dominated the area, this ride leaves from a town named for Wisconsin’s first governor. You will ride north and pass a state park that ...
Dodgeville, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 72
This ride starts in a well-known town on the south shore of Lake Superior. You will leave from a park with not only great wildlife viewing, but also an artesian well to fill your water bottles. The cr ...
Ashland, WI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 42
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