Wisconsin's many miles of trails and varied terrain make it an ideal place for bicycling. The League of American Bicyclists ranked Wisconsin No. 2 in the nation and No. 1 in the Midwest for bicycling.
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Northeastern Wisconsin also has it's share of bicycle trails. The Heart of Vilas County Hike & Bike Trail is a paved 27 mile stretch that runs from Boulder Junction to St. Germain. While bicycling, stop at Nichol's Lake for some picnicking and swimming. Continue biking the 2.5 mile Nichol’s Beach Bike Trail. If you need to rent a bike, try Coon Tail Sports.
The paved Old Plank Road Bike Trail is located in the far eastern part of Wisconsin. It is a hilly 17-mile bike trail which parallels Hwy 23. In the 1800's the highway was an old plank road. The Back Door Bike Shop located, in Plymouth, offers bike repairs and information about the area.
The nearby Glacial River Bike Trail runs along Hwy 26 along a converted railroad bed. You can pick up the Glacial DrumlinState Bike Trail nearby, as well as the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. But you have to love the Low Stress Bike Trail for the name alone – it runs from Fort Atkinson to Cambridge.
The SugarRiver State Bike Trail, just north of Brodhead, was the state’s first rails-to-trails conversion. The