"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…"
"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,…"
"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…"
"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…"
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
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