Wisconsin Bicycle Routes
Milwaukee to the Fox Valley, including the Kettle Moraine
|This route runs from Milwaukee to the Fox Cities. It also includes a route to the historic crossroads of Greenbush. The route uses the Ozaukee Interurban Trail, rustic roads, the Kettle Moraine Drive, and the Wiouwash State Trail. Along the way, it passes through Cedarburg and West Bend. At West Bend, the travellor can continue north, go east along the Old Plank Road Trail to Sheboygan, or go west to Fond du Lac. It also passes Wisconsin's only covered bridge.|
Milwaukee to Cedarburg
From Milwaukee to Cedarburg, follow the route described as the Interurban Trail Route. In Cedarburg, the trail follows city streets. Where the route turns east into the municipal parking lot, continue north on Hannover St. one block to Cleveland. Go east on Cleveland one block and north on St. John Ave. (Map of Ozaukee county)
Cedarburg to West Bend
North of West Bend, one has a choice.
The Eisenbahn Trail
Opened in 2006, the Eisenbahn Trail runs from Rusco Rd south of West Bend, through West Bend to Eden in Fond du Lac county line, following a former rail right of way. It is paved through West Bend and unpaved north of there. Go north on the trail (map) through West Bend, following the Milwaukee River. In addition to the Eisenbahn Trail, a trail (shown in pink on the West Bend map), follows the banks of the Milwaukee River as it flows through West Bend.
Through the Kettle Moraine
The Kettle Moraine Drive wanders through the Kettle Moraine to Greenbush and beyond. It is marked by green highway signs. In some cases the roads the drive follows are called Kettle Moraine Drive; in others they are given other names. Click here for a map of the Northern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest and here for a cue sheet of the entire drive. A new unpaved trail connects Mauthe Lake with the Long Lake campground. At Dundee, an alternative route is to take Hwy 67 north along Long Lake and then east to where it rejoins the Kettle Moraine Drive. The Old Wade House is a state historical site in Greenbush. (Maps of Fond du Lac and Sheboygan counties)
It is possible to ride a triangular loop by going north on the Eisenbaum Trail and returning through the Kettle Moraine. Use county F to connect the two routes.
To Fond du Lac and Beyond
As mentioned, the Eisenbahn trail stops at Eden in Fond du Lac County. Here are maps of the trail in Washington county and in Fond du Lac county. At Eden take county B west to county V. Then take take V north to Fond du Lac.
For more on trails in the Fond du Lac area, see the route from Sheboygan to Fond du Lac.
To continue north to Oshkosh, cross Fond du Lac, using its marked bicycle routes (map) to North Rolling Meadows Drive, northwest of the city.
This trail runs through Oshkosh along the Fox River and connects to the Wiouwash State Trail. The trail runs north to Hortonville. At highway 10, the Friendship Trail parallels the highway and crosses on an old railroad trestle to connect with Neenah/Menasha and Appleton. Click here for maps of a network of trails in the Fox Cities region.