June 3, 2013

Wisconsin’s Best-kept Mountain Biking Secrets

Wisconsin offers a wealth of mountain bike trails. Ample public land, a long tradition of trail development and picturesque scenery make Wisconsin a great place to bike. This summer, discover some of Wisconsin’s best-kept mountain biking secrets. These three mountain biking opportunities are definitely worth the trip.

Mountain Biking in Middleton

The Pleasant View Golf Course in Middleton is one of the best places to golf in Wisconsin. It’s also a great place to bike! The Middleton Bike Park is located on the golf course’s property. The park features a pump track, a jump line and a single-track loop. The pump track is a winding course that allows the rider to use their momentum to roll over the trail. The jump line gives mountain bikers a chance to get off the ground and enjoy a little “air time.”  And, the single-track loop gives you a chance to pedal through the woods and over boardwalks. This little bike park truly has it all.

Mountain Bikers

Adventurous mountain bikers will find a number of vast areas of public forest to explore. One of the most scenic tracts of land is the Black River State Forest near Black River Falls. This forest of hardwoods and yellow pines presents mountain bikers with 24 miles of outstanding trails. There are two trailheads and a number of trail loops cutting through challenging terrain. This is an exciting place to ride.

Mountain Biker

The Raven Trails in Vilas County are some of the best mountain bike trails in the state. The trail loops are designed for intermediate-level and expert mountain bikers. Riders will wind their way through some of Vilas County’s prettiest forests and around shimmering Inkpot and Clear lakes. This is a classic trail you don’t want to miss.

Find more Wisconsin destinations offering great summer mountain biking opportunities.

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