Cycling in the Burlington Area
|“I yearn for one of those old, meandering, dry, uninhabited roads which lead away from towns…where you may forget in what country you are traveling…by which you may go to the outermost parts of the earth.” – Henry David Thoreau|
Burlington, Wisconsin lies in the heart of some finest and most accessible bicycle riding in the Midwest. The city is surrounded by designated rustic roads that pass through quiet farmlands and forests. To the east, the riding is relatively flat, while to the west, are the rolling hills of the Kettle Morraine formation. In addition, several dedicated bike/walking trails link to Elkhorn to the west, Union Grove to the east (under construction) and Waterford and Wind Lake to the north. For off-road riding, the Richard Bong State Recreation Area has 12 miles of trails.
- Cyclists who enjoy riding with others, will find a wide range of options:
- Each May,Burlington hosts the Chocolate City ride, with routes from 12 to 100 miles.
- World-renowned custom-bicycle builder Waterford Precision Cycles offers 3-4 factory rides from the factory 6 miles north of Burlington.
- The KR Bike Club offers a number of special rides in the Burlington include their May Charity ride and their Burlington to Eagle Challenge ride.
Make plans to visit us this year, we’d love to share our roads and trails with you.