When you stay at a Bed & Breakfast & Bike you are bound to
some wonderful experiences.
At each B & B you will be greeted warmly and provided with
area biking information, maps, suggestions for bike trails, quiet roads,
unique areas to explore, state Tourism Department info., and often
a beverage to
celebrate (or soothe) your ride.
Gather your biking friends together and ride near many of
the Western Wisconsin Bed and Breakfasts!
The roads in our part of the state are scenic. Towns and villages are quaint and close together.
coffee shops, antiques, river & lake front restaurants, woods or farmland vistas
unique historical areas.
While there are many wonderful scenic areas for biking in
Western Wisconsin on quiet
back roads, you might want to
CHECK OUT SOME OF THESE BIKE TRAILS
Chippewa River State Recreational
Trail (Chippewa Falls)
Distance: 23 miles.
Eau Claire to Dunnville. The trails in Carson Park
add 1 mile.
Hard-surfaced rail bed. Plunges deep into the wild
bottomland along the meandering Chippewa River.
Trailhead Locations: Carson Park, 1 mile north
of Clairmont Ave (Hwy 12) in Eau Claire; or the wayside park
on Hwy 85, 2.5 miles west of the I-94/Hwy 27/Hwy 85 EauClaire/Mondovi
Fees: Daily or annual State Trail Pass for
ages 16 and over.
For More Information: Eau Claire Area
Convention and Visitors Bureau, tel. 800-344-FUNN or
call 888-523-3866 for a map & details.
Stay at Otter Creek Inn,
The Pin Cherry Inn or Country Comfort
Caution: The trail is also used by hikers and
the paved portion is popular with in-line skaters
Gandy Dancer State Trail, St. Croix Falls to Danbury (47
Stay at St. Croix River Inn,
Wissahickon Country Inn or Canyon
Crushed limestone. Trailhead at the Polk County Visitors
at junction of Hwy 8 & 35. Call 800-222-7655 or
800-788-3154 for maps & details.
River Falls Tour (21 miles)
Stay at Escape By The Lake or Phipps Inn
Trailhead at Heritage Park downtown on Maple St. half block
west of Business Hwy 35.
For more info: 800-657-6775 or 715-425-2533
(Junction of Hwy 95 & County J, 12 miles SW of Neillsville)
Stay at Tufts' Mansion, Augusta Victorian Rose or Brambleberry B & B.
Mountain Bike Trail; Easy to extreme.
For more info.: 888-252-7594 or 715-73-6444 or
Old Abe State Trail, Chippewa Falls to Cornell (19.5 miles)
Stay at Otter Creek Inn.
phphalt paved. Trailhead: Burnet Island State Park Office
North side of Lake Wissota via Hwy 178 & Co. S
For more info.: 888-723-0024 or http://www.chippewachamber.org
Red Cedar State Trail, Menomonie to Downsville (14.5 miles)
Tuscobia State Trail (74 miles)
Stay at Country Comfort or The Pin Cherry Inn.
Crushed limestone. Trailhead at The Depot on 11th Ave. (Hwy
29) in Menomonie.
Call 888-523-3866 for a map & details.
Trailhead Location: The Depot on 11th
Ave (Hwy 29) in Menomonie.
Fees: Daily or annual State Trail Pass
for ages 16 and over.
For More Information: Menomonie Chamber
of Commerce, tel. 800-283-1862.
Stagecoach Tour (29 miles)
Stay at Otter Creek Inn or Tufts' Mansion.
Mostly easy with a few moderately steep hills. Trailhead in
Augusta just off of 12/27 on
Co G in the parking lot behind The Wood Shed antique
For more info.: Chippewa Valley Convention & Visitors
Stay at Canyon Road Inn or The
Cobblestone B & B
Starts just north of Rice Lake on Cty. SS. Longest trail in
WI. is well marked.
Part of the 1,000 mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail
For more info.: 715-266-3511
Wild Rivers Trail
(3 miles to join the Tuscobia Trail or 97 miles to Superior,
Stay at The Cobblestone B & B
or Canyon Road Inn
Starts at the north city limits of Rice Lake. Multi-use
For a free Wisconsin Biking Guide with detailed information
on 44 Wisconsin bike touring trails, on-road routes, and
mountain bike trail systems. The guide is free from the
Wisconsin Department of Tourism. Call (608)266-2161, or toll
or within Wisconsin (800)372-2737. call
or visit http://www.travelwisconsin.com/
Wisconsin State Bicycle Maps
* Is set of eight (8) maps published and distributed
Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin.
* Classifies state and county roads throughout WI in terms
* Identifies recreational bicycle trails and mountain bike
* Provides contacts for local bicycle route information.
* Town roads are not rated for their bicycling conditions,
but are identified with their road names.
* Wisconsin Department of Transportation in partnership
with the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin (BFW) produced
this "new and improved" version of the Wisconsin Bicycle
* BFW distributes this map and works with bicycle shops in
Wisconsin to distribute these maps.
* All eight maps can be purchased as a set of 4
Maps can be purchased by region (Northern Wisconsin, Western
Wisconsin, Central Wisconsin, and Northeast/Southeast
Wisconsin), or as complete set of four back-to-back maps.
Check with your local bicycle shop to see if it has these
maps for sale.
If not, maps may be ordered toll-free at (800)362-4537. The
complete set will cost $14.95 plus a shipping fee will be
added to the cost of the map(s). If your organization or
bicycle shop wishes to order a quantity of these maps
(wholesale), call (800)246-4627.
Wisconsin County Bike Maps
WisDOT also has downloadable bike maps for each of
Wisconsin's 72 counties.
These county maps come from the Wisconsin State Bike Map.
Each county map highlights the most favorable bicycling
conditions while presenting the full continuum of roadways -
from narrow town roads to US Highways. This approach
enables cyclists of all abilities to select their own routes
to meet their individual transportation and recreational
Bicycle Vacation Guide
everything you need to plan your bicycle vacation in
Minnesota and Wisconsin
by Doug Shidell and Vicky Vogels
HAPPY BIKING IN WESTERN WISCONSIN!
are many local trails unlisted here.
For more information
about biking trails ask your innkeeper.