Pearl of Pecatonica Cruise

Darlington, Wisconsin

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During the lead-mining boom of the early 1800s, this unglaciated region in the southwestern part of the state offered newcomers many opportunities; today it’s a cycler’s paradise. This cruise leaves from a town that once was known for producing pearl button blanks and takes you on an adventure over hills and through dales. As you ride north, you will soon visit a town where fresh cheese curds are available daily. You’ll then head up around Yellowstone State Park before cruising south to a village named by a Scottish settler in honor of the Duke of Argyle. Following the East Branch of the Pecatonica River, you will pass a town that was originally the site of a fort built to protect settlers during the Black Hawk War. Farther south, you will come to a city on Wolf Creek that was named after a gentleman who came here for the lead but was instrumental in the treaties with Indians. Now circling back to the northeast, it’s time to ponder the two decisions you will soon need to make back in Darlington: (1) what flavor ice cream, and (2) one scoop or two.
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Road Biking Wisconsin

by M. Russ Lowthian (Falcon Guides)

During the lead-mining boom of the early 1800s, this unglaciated region in the southwestern part of the state offered newcomers many opportunities; today it’s a cycler’s paradise. This cruise leaves from a town that once was known for producing pearl button blanks and takes you on an adventure over hills and through dales. As you ride north, you will soon visit a town where fresh cheese curds are available daily.

You’ll then head up around Yellowstone State Park before cruising south to a village named by a Scottish settler in honor of the Duke of Argyle. Following the East Branch of the Pecatonica River, you will pass a town that was originally the site of a fort built to protect settlers during the Black Hawk War. Farther south, you will come to a city on Wolf Creek that was named after a gentleman who came here for the lead but was instrumental in the treaties with Indians. Now circling back to the northeast, it’s time to ponder the two decisions you will soon need to make back in Darlington: (1) what flavor ice cream, and (2) one scoop or two.

©  M. Russ Lowthian/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Darlington
Distance: 50
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Spring through fall
Local Contacts: Darlington Chamber of Commerce
Local Maps: DeLorme: Wisconsin Atlas and Gazetteer: Page 26 C3.
Driving Directions: Directions to Pearl of Pecatonica Cruise

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