I grew up in a big city and biked around my neighborhood a lot as a kid. I now live in Chicago now and bike downtown to work a few times a week. I consider myself a pretty experienced biker. I didn't know something was missing in my life until I went to Wisconsin a few weeks ago. A group of friends and I went to meet up two other friends that were biking from Minneapolis to Chicago. We met up with them in Sauk City and biked to New Glarus and camped there. The next day went as far as Brodhead on the Sugar River Trail.
The 100 miles we biked that weekend were simply amazing. I had never biked anywhere without having to stop at a light every few minutes, and the scenery was such a change from the concrete of a city. The hills were a challenge, but what goes up gets to go down (I set a personal top speed record of 47 mph). The hospitality and bike friendliness of the small towns we went through left something to be wished for here in Chicago.
We are wanting to go back to WI for another weekend trip. Last time we had to have someone drive the car along the way and sit and wait till the bikes caught up. We figured we would try to find a route that looped around to the start so that we could just leave the car and not have to worry about driving. I'm sure we could look at some maps that are out there and come up with a route, but I wanted to see if anyone had any input. Has anyone done a route with somewhere to camp overnight? It'd be great to hear where you guys have gone in Wisconsin.