Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Wisconsin, Land of the Cheeseheads
Favorite place to ride
Do you have a favorite place to ride?
I love the stuff in the Two Rivers (Wisconsin) area.
Point Beach State Forest has a trail through the forest which is perfect for hybrid biking! It's gravel, and has lots of little ridges and hills--it's the kind of trail that always feels like you're going down a small rollercoaster. To make it sweeter, it runs through the national forest: the first part runs by the campsites, where you can smell the campfires....the rest of it goes through deep pine woods. The only thing wrong with this trail is it's not long enough! And at the beginning of the trail is a beautiful parking lot along Lake Michigan including a picnic area, swimming beach, and concession stand.
From there, you can head into Two Rivers and catch the Mariner trail. It's a paved multi-use trail that runs about 8 miles from the Lighthouse Inn in Two Rivers to the marina in Manitowoc (just a block or two short of the Maritme Museum.) This trail is terrific because almost all of it runs right along the shore of Lake Michigan! Fantastic views, no roads to cross, and NO stop signs on the entire trail, except the one at the Inn where you probably start. Even bathroom facilities near both ends of the trail.
Where do you love to bike the most?