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Multi-Day Trail Bike Camp Suggestions
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Schwab Jun 13.

 

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Mike Schwab replied to Kevin Dekkinga's discussion Multi-Day Trail Bike Camp Suggestions
Jun 13
Kevin Dekkinga replied to Kevin Dekkinga's discussion Multi-Day Trail Bike Camp Suggestions
"Thanks! It looks like the Cheese Trail is specifically an ATV trail. After some more consideration, we're doing almost exactly as you suggest. We'll go a bit further to Gov Dodge State Park and then all the way back to either Monroe or…"
Jun 10
Bob Kastigar replied to Kevin Dekkinga's discussion Multi-Day Trail Bike Camp Suggestions
"Good suggestion, Mike.  I've been there, done that. http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/GIT"
Jun 8
Mike Schwab replied to Kevin Dekkinga's discussion Multi-Day Trail Bike Camp Suggestions
Jun 8
Kevin Mulcky replied to Kevin Dekkinga's discussion Multi-Day Trail Bike Camp Suggestions
"The Cheese Trail is rideable, but the gravel is deep, loose and much more chunky than a typical rail trail. I wouldn't suggest it with kids, or on anything less than 2" tires. The roads that bipass the Cheese Trail are super scenic though,…"
Jun 7
Kevin Dekkinga replied to Kevin Dekkinga's discussion Multi-Day Trail Bike Camp Suggestions
"Thanks Bob! We did the Sparta-Elroy last year as a one-day out-and-back. Highly recommended! I'll never forget walking through a train tunnel so dark and so long you can't see light on either side, while bats flapped overhead. Sadly, much…"
Jun 5
Bob Kastigar replied to Kevin Dekkinga's discussion Multi-Day Trail Bike Camp Suggestions
"I like the idea of a loop, rather than a back-and-forth trip. But if don't mind riding back the same way you came, you might consider driving up to Reedsburg, Wisconsin, and riding the 400 State Trail, the Elroy-Sparta Trail, and the LaCrosse…"
Jun 5
Kevin Dekkinga posted a discussion

Multi-Day Trail Bike Camp Suggestions

Hey Chainlinkers:I'm afraid the flooding in Missouri has put a hold on my Katy Trail bike camping plans this year. Does anyone have suggestions for a multi-day bike camp route, within 5 or so hours drive of Chicago? I'll be with my two kids (5 and 2), so I'd like something that's pretty close to all trails. Right now, I've got my eye on a loop that uses the Badger State Trail, Military Ridge Trail, and Cheese Country Trails in SW Wisconsin. Generally, this is Monroe, New Glarus, Madison,…See More
Jun 5

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What I ride:
Road, Fixed Gear
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town, My job involves biking
About me:
I love to ride and do so for a variety of reasons: community exploration, recreation, building a personal geography, the act of doing more with less, and many more that become increasingly apparent every time I go out.

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