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Some Other Sites with Wisconsin Bicycle Information

Here are links to some other sites with information on bicycling in Wisconsin.

Statewide Bicycle Information Sources

Wisconsin Department of Transportation publishes county maps rating roads for bicycling, as well as maps of the Great River Road.

Wisconsin Tourism Department list of bike trails and routes. Every year the state puts out a booklet with maps of bike trails, road routes, and mountain bike trails. The routes change from year to year. This site includes routes shown in earlier booklets.

Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin with information on bicycling and links to other sites. A particular emphasis is encouraging bicycling to work. The major bicycling advocacy group in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources list of maps of state parks and state trails.

Also see our section on Maps for links to sources of guides and maps of Wisconsin.

Regional Bicycle Information

Milwaukee by Bike. City of Milwaukee bike page.

Bike the Hoan. A site advocating construction of a bike lane on the Hoan Bridge that connects downtown Milwaukee with the Bay View neighborhood.

Brookfield Greenways. Bike trails in Brookfield.

Milwaukee Bicycle Trip Planner. A routing tool for bicycle trips in Milwaukee. (This site went down in July 2011. It is unclear whether it will be restored.)

Fox Cities Greenways has information on bicycle trails in Appleton and surrounding areas.

Fox River Trail and links to other trails in the Green Bay area.

Driftless Region Bicycle Coalition. Information on bicycling in southwestern Wisconsin, including links to route maps.

Madison bicycle sites: Wednesday Night Bike Rides and Bombay Bicycle Club.

Milwaukee Without a Car, although not really a bike site has a wealth of information for those who are trying to get somewhere without a car.

Bike Trail Information

Bike Trails of Wisconsin and the Midwest This web site documents many of the bike trails in Wisconsin and around the Midwest with descriptions, maps, and photos.

Wisconsin Bike Links This site (part of a much larger site) has a great number of links (not all of them active) to sites for various trails and other sources of information.

Wisconsin Biking. A directory of Wisconsin bike trails, tours, rides and more Wisconsin biking information.

Fuzzy's Bicycle Page. Chronicles of bicycle trips around Milwaukee plus some orignial bike path maps.

Glacial gives information on the Glacial Drumlin trail, including facilities.

Bicycle Organizations and Organized Bike Rides

Bike Wisconsin sponsors three week-long trips: GRABAAWR along the Wisconsin River, SAGBRAW from Marinette to Port Washington, and Bike Northwoods.

Bay View Bicycle Club. Rides in Milwaukee and surrounding counties.

Bicycle Club of Lake County. Rides in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

Cream City Bicycle Club. Rides in the Milwaukee area.

Fox Cities Cycling Club. A Recreational Bike Club in Appleton and the Fox Cities of Wisconsin

Jefferson County Bicycle Club

KR (Kenosha Racine) Bike Club. Rides in Racine and Kenosha counties.

McHenry Bicycle Club. Rides in northern Illinois and Lake Geneva area. Publishes maps and cue-sheets of some rides. (I wish other bike clubs would do this.)

Pedal Across Wisconsin offers a number of week-long and shorter rides around Wisconsin.

Trempealeau Trails offers rides and maps

Tyranena Octoberfest Bike Ride in Lake Mills.

Long Distance Bicycle Routes: US and the World

Eurovelo is an international effort to develop twelve long-distance routes throughout Europe. Charming initial reports sketching out the first two routes (Norway-Scotland-Ireland-Wales-France-Spain-Portugal and Norway-Finland-Sweden-Denmark-Germany-Czech Republic-Austria-Italy-Malta.

The East Coast Greenway is a project to connect bicycle trails running from Maine to Florida.

Adventure Cycling has prepared maps on bike routes crossing the United States, including segments in northern Wisconsin.

New York and Pennsylvania have mapped and marked bike routes crossing their states.

Other Bicycle Related Sites

Guide to Bike Racing for Beginners and Competitors

Distracted Driving Help is a website sponsored by the US Department of Transportation aimed at reducing the danger from drivers distracted by texting and cell phone conversations.