Madison Hub 1 - 2021
Wisconsin! Farms, red barns, forests, rivers… and CHEESE! On this fun trip we’ll ride a series of bike trails that begin in Madison. We'll bike the Capital City Trail, the Badger State Trail, a selection of the Military Ridge Trail plus some very fun urban trails in the beautiful city of Madison. We'll visit State Street and get views of the Capitol, plus experience the incredible Dane County Farmers Market's "Saturday on the Square." Total tour mileage is between 95 and 150 miles, depending on your needs.
And for your convenience, we will stay at the same hotel for all 5 nights of the tour, making it more relaxed than ever. Join us!
Tour Leaders: Mark Troy and Jack Pettry
- 5 nights lodging
- 2 dinners, 2 lunches, 5 breakfasts
- sag support
- bike trail passes for the trails we ride
Meet riders in Madison for our introductory meeting and dinner.
20 miles - Madison is well-known for being a cycling community. We'll kick off the tour with a quick bike ride downtown to enjoy the spectacular Dane County Farmers Market. You'll find lunch on your own, then we will regroup in the afternoon for a bike ride on Madison's Lake Loop route.
25 to 50 miles – We begin our tour by cycling several of Madison's urban trail to reach the Military Ridge State Trail. We'll be on paved trails in Madison then change over to crushed limestone for the Military Ridge Trail. Our route takes us to Mount Horeb, a fun little town that's known as the Troll Capital of the World! Lunch on your own at one of several cafe's or at the brew pub. You have the option to van back or bike back to our Madison hotel, making it a 50 mile day.
21 to 42 miles – Biking again from our hotel, we will use Madison's urban trail system to reach the Badger State Trail. We'll ride south to Belleville, where we will enjoy a picnic lunch. Check out Main Street, then either bike back to the hotel or catch a ride in our van.
25 miles - Today we stay in the greater Madison area and bike many of the local trails and bike paths. Included are the Capital City Trail, the Southwest Path and a mix of path and residential streets. You'll understand why Madison is known as a bike-friendly place after today!
Optional mileage - Today we don't have any scheduled bike rides but checkout time is not until 11:00. You might want to retrace some of our previous rides or explore one of the nearby parks on Lake Monona. We'll say goodbye for now; It's been a fun tour in Wisconsin!
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Wisconsin's State trails are mostly crushed rock and are quite smooth. The trails are suitable for all bicycles. Madison's urban trails are all paved.
Suggested bicycle: Touring bikes, road bikes, hybrids
Suggested tire size for this tour: 28mm – 37mm (or larger)
$1660 per person (based on double occupancy)
$425 – Single Supplement (extra price to have your own room)
$100 – Bike Rental (helmet, bike bag and lock included)
Your Travel Plans
For this tour we meet people on Friday, July 2, 2021 at 5:00 pm at Hotel Indigo Downtown Madison.
Address: 901 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703
The trip ends on Wednesday, July 7th.
If you are flying, you fly in and out of the Dane County Regional Airport, 4000 International Ln., Madison WI 53704.
If you are driving, meet us at the hotel. You can leave your car parked there during our tour.
Your Lodging Plans
Your night’s lodging from Friday, July 2 through Tuesday, July 6 is included. Your night’s lodging on the day the trip ends (Wednesday, July 7) is not included. That night is at your expense and reservations for that night are your responsibility.