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The Sweat Spot of Road Biking in the Lake Geneva Area
The area North of Lake Geneva between Elkhorn, Wisconsin and Burlingtion Wisconsin with Lyons, Wisconsin in the middle. The roads are mostly back county low traffic with moderate hills.
Between Elkhorn and Buringtion is the White River Trail abaonded railroad bed with fine cruched gravel. Perfectly level going through farms. In the early a.m. alot of wildlife.
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Bicycle riding in the Lake Geneva Area
Road biking is best done outside the City of Lake Geneva. Within 10 mins you can be riding through real rural Wisconsin back roads. Riding around Lake Geneva is not a good idea. The roads are mostly two lane with heaving traffic and multiple ingress points with no shoulder and steep hills. So you can't even enjoy going downhill at full speed. You can't see the Mcmansions from the road either, best is to walk the lakeshore path for that.
The White River Trail is a beautiful, flat, easy, 12-mile trail former SOO rail line passing by numerous bridges, scenic vistas, quaint towns, farmlands, and wetlands through Wisconsin's Southeast Glacial Plains landscape. The trail connects Elkhorn, WI at the west end to Burlington, WI to the east while traveling through Springfield and Lyons. Family and Dog Friendly
In Springfield on the trail a old railroad station as been turned into quaint bike rental and coffee shop. A good place to park your car and get on the trail. Petal & Cup.
http://www.treadheadcycling.com/ is Lake Geneva local cycle club. Some good bike routes.
Located 35 min's. north of Lake Geneva the tails at the Kettle Moraine State Forest are awesome. The John Muir is a single track technical in areas; can be very hilly, it may be the most visted trail system in the state. The Emma Carlin is shorter and a little milder. There is a connector trail between the two that is a little easier. Bring bug juice in the summer! For map of John Muir Mountain Bike Trials.
LaGrange General Store for muchies and bike and ski rentals. Trail passes and detail maps for hiking and biking are available at the General Store. For trail conditions, call 262-594-6200 or 6202 (DNR)