The Crivitz Cruise

Crivitz, Wisconsin

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European settlement in northeast Wisconsin began with the arrival of the first fur traders in the late 1700s, but the real boom times came thirty years later. The dense forests and many rivers became a haven for lumber barons, who took thousands of acres of virgin timber from northern Wisconsin. Rivers were choked with trees that were floated downstream to dozens of waiting sawmills. This ride is near Crivitz, which was barely spared from the ravages of the fire. The Right of Way Road is the most spectacular portion of the ride, a long, gentle downhill through a dense tunnel of trees. Adjacent to a state wildlife refuge and Marinette County Forest land, the road was originally part of the Wisconsin-Michigan Railroad. It is also an officially designated Rustic Road, a program identifying lightly traveled roads with outstanding natural features. With the thick forest around the road, there's little wonder why this route is chosen for the fall Tour de Colour Bike Ride. Things to see: Crivitz Museum, Lake Nocquebay, wildlife refuge, Rustic Road segment.
Short Bike Rides in Wisconsin

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Short Bike Rides in Wisconsin

by Greg Marr (The Globe Pequot Press)

European settlement in northeast Wisconsin began with the arrival of the first fur traders in the late 1700s, but the real boom times came thirty years later. The dense forests and many rivers became a haven for lumber barons, who took thousands of acres of virgin timber from northern Wisconsin. Rivers were choked with trees that were floated downstream to dozens of waiting sawmills. This ride is near Crivitz, which was barely spared from the ravages of the fire.

The Right of Way Road is the most spectacular portion of the ride, a long, gentle downhill through a dense tunnel of trees. Adjacent to a state wildlife refuge and Marinette County Forest land, the road was originally part of the Wisconsin-Michigan Railroad. It is also an officially designated Rustic Road, a program identifying lightly traveled roads with outstanding natural features. With the thick forest around the road, there's little wonder why this route is chosen for the fall Tour de Colour Bike Ride. Things to see: Crivitz Museum, Lake Nocquebay, wildlife refuge, Rustic Road segment.

©  Greg Marr/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Crivitz
Distance: 25.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Riding Time: 3 hours
Season: Spring to fall
Driving Directions: Directions to The Crivitz Cruise

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