Chocolate City Delight

Burlington, Wisconsin

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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 the wind is right, your mouth will be watering as you ride into or out of Burlington; at times the smell of rich, sweet chocolate hangs over the town. Keep that in mind, as a frozen-custard stand happens to be at the corner where the ride ends. It's almost impossible to resist a chocolate-covered treat when this ride is over. If you happen to do this ride in May, the Chocolate Festival- a large community-wide celebration with chocolate as the theme- might satisfy your craving for both the sweet stuff and a pleasant bike ride. There is more to Burlington, however, than chocolate. The Spinning Top Exploratory Museum on Milwaukee Street features more than 2,000 yo-yos and gyroscopes as well as modern and antique tops. If you're in a contemplative mood, there's no better place than the gardens and grotto of the St. Francis Retreat Center, which you'll pass midway through the ride.
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by Greg Marr (The Globe Pequot Press)

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 the wind is right, your mouth will be watering as you ride into or out of Burlington; at times the smell of rich, sweet chocolate hangs over the town. Keep that in mind, as a frozen-custard stand happens to be at the corner where the ride ends.

It's almost impossible to resist a chocolate-covered treat when this ride is over. If you happen to do this ride in May, the Chocolate Festival- a large community-wide celebration with chocolate as the theme- might satisfy your craving for both the sweet stuff and a pleasant bike ride. There is more to Burlington, however, than chocolate. The Spinning Top Exploratory Museum on Milwaukee Street features more than 2,000 yo-yos and gyroscopes as well as modern and antique tops. If you're in a contemplative mood, there's no better place than the gardens and grotto of the St. Francis Retreat Center, which you'll pass midway through the ride.

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

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Burlington
Distance: 24.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Riding Time: 2 hours
Season: Spring to fall
Driving Directions: Directions to Chocolate City Delight

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