This week is Wisconsin Bike Week, which celebrates all the ways to experience two-wheeled fun in Wisconsin, whether it’s a trip to the grocery store, leisurely family ride or any trail in-between. This year, there are both virtual and socially distant rides and events happening across the state, find an event near you to join in on the fun.
If you are looking to check out a new trail this season, we have gathered some ideas for new routes to enjoy this fall. Remember, a good rule of thumb for social distancing is to stay at least one bike length away from others who are not in your group.
USBR 30/230 was recently recognized as Wisconsin’s first nationally designated bicycle route within the U.S. Bicycle Route System. This 269-mile route guides cyclists from Lake Michigan in Milwaukee to the mighty waters of the Mississippi River in Bluff Siding, as they pedal through incredible Wisconsin hills, bluffs, and waterways. The route includes 160 miles of DNR state trails as well as county or local trails interconnected with roadways for a continuous route.
Chippewa Valley Trail System
This highly-anticipated trail system is now open and features 76 miles of continuous trails that connect Pepin, Dunn, Eau Claire and Chippewa counties. These stunning and well-maintained trails link the Chippewa River State Trail, Old Abe State Trail and Red Cedar State Trail. Along the route, riders wind through a variety of waterways, woods and wetlands and can experience the beauty of Northwestern Wisconsin at their own pace.
Glacial River Bike Trail – Jefferson County
The Jefferson County section of the Glacial River Bike Trail runs over 30 miles on both paved, off-road portions and on-road, marked sections. Most of this trail is converted railroad bed and is a year-round, multi-use trail. The route meanders along scenic farmsteads, wetlands, prairies and through an iconic covered bridge.
We love helping listeners dream up their next Wisconsin trip, but please call ahead to businesses and destinations to check if their hours or offerings have changed, book your reservations, and learn what necessary health precautions are in place.
For more biking ideas and resources, visit TravelWisconsin.com or call 1-800-432-TRIP.