July 20th, 2013
Ride a bike, help a kid. Come out and join family and friends for a fun- filled bike ride through picturesque Madison on a great summer morning! Pledges raise support for the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County to provide programs that inspire and enable our youth to their full potential. For more information: Visit Website
June 2, 2013 | 10am- 3PM
Ride the Drive is a community event that transforms Madison’s main streets into a public promenade so that residents can enjoy a car- free street. Come bike, skate, or walk on these safe streets!
Get rid of those training wheels and learn 2 ride! This program teaches kids 4+ to pedal, balance, stop, and steer on a closed course. each participant will receive a free bike helmet and should bring their bike. Call if you need to reserve a practice bike. Event dates are scattered throughout the summer. For more information call 608-204-3000 or visit www.mscr.com
If you are looking for biking trails take a whirl around the Uplands Loop which connects around 8 miles of biking trails. This trail will take you on a medium effort ride, winding you though fields, brush, and the woods all while taking in the beautiful view of Devil’s Lake itself!
If you are looking for hiking trails you will find over 29 miles of them at Devil’s Lake State park. There are varying difficulties for all the trails even some accessible to people with disabilities. Be careful during the winter, as park trails are not maintained for winter hiking.
For more information on Devil’s Lake State Park visit http://www.devilslakewisconsin.com/activities/
This forest is said to have some of the best biking trails in the country! You can choose from 5 different trails with varying difficulties and lengths. Like the red loop which is designed for beginners or the blue loop which is a rigorous straight path meant to push you physically and mentally. Check out the trail maps to see which path is right for you!
Visit their website for more information: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/kms/
Mirror Lake covers over 2000 acres and is just three miles from Wisconsin Dells. Sandstone bluffs surround half the lake which offers excellent fishing, swimming and canoeing & kayaking. Wooded campsites, picnic areas, a boat landing, and miles of biking, hiking and cross-country ski trails. For more info, visit http://mirrorlakewisconsin.com/
What is your favorite biking trail in Madison?
Planet Trek – Planet Trek Dane County (PTDC) is an excellent bike/walking trail that was first installed in April 2009 as a celebration of the International Year of Astronomy by UW Space Place and partners. PTDC is, at heart, a scale model of our solar system: We shrunk the Sun, planets, and other bodies by the same factor so that the sizes and distances are represented to scale relative to each other. In our model, the scale is about 200 million to 1. This means the Sun is a sphere about 24 feet in diameter at Monona Terrace, and Pluto the size of a marble in Mt. Horeb. Check out some pics and info at http://www.spaceplace.wisc.edu/planettrek.htm
The Capital City State Trail’s asphalt surface is good for bicycling, walking, jogging and in-line skating. This trail is the link around and through Madison between the Military Ridge State Trail and the Glacial Drumlin State Trail. For more information, visit http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/capcity/