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Old 06-10-13, 05:04 AM
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Vacation: Cycling in Trempealeau County, WI

After much indecision I have finally decided to spend several days cycling the scenic backroads of Trempealeau County, WI. I have done a few rides there and the rides and scenery are amazing. Here is the link to Bicycling Magazines experience there:
http://www.bicycling.com/ride-maps/f...taway?page=0,0

And a few pics from when I rode a few years back. Great scenery and challenging climbs, fun descents, friendly locals, and low traffic rural roads! C'mon Saturday, get here fast!
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Old 06-10-13, 06:51 AM
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Exactly where in Wisconsin is Trempealeau County? Can you give me a guidepost town name?
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Exactly where in Wisconsin is Trempealeau County? Can you give me a guidepost town name?
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Thanks. My cousin used to own a goat dairy farm nearby in Ferryville. I love that area.
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Sounds like fun. I rode an organized tour across Wisconsin years ago and we rode through that area. We started in Lake City MN and crossed the Mississippi in Wabasha MN. I think our first overnight was in Galesville WI. The tour company was called "Bike America" at that time but I think it's now "Cycle America". I've also ridden the La Crosse metric century a few times - the one in late August that crosses into MN and rides south along the river to the IA border. Enjoy your riding!

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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Thanks. My cousin used to own a goat dairy farm nearby in Ferryville. I love that area.
Goat farm, eh?
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Originally Posted by dannwilliams View Post
After much indecision I have finally decided to spend several days cycling the scenic backroads of Trempealeau County, WI. I have done a few rides there and the rides and scenery are amazing. Here is the link to Bicycling Magazines experience there:
http://www.bicycling.com/ride-maps/f...taway?page=0,0

And a few pics from when I rode a few years back. Great scenery and challenging climbs, fun descents, friendly locals, and low traffic rural roads! C'mon Saturday, get here fast!
Have a great ride. Wisconsin has some beautiful areas.
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Photos from downtown Trempealeau WI, right on the Misssissippi River. A pretty nice rail-trail goes right through there.

Second and third photos show the Trempealeau Hotel, mentioned in the article. Food was good there!
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Goat farm, eh?
Yup. She and her husband milked between 100 to 150 goats twice a day. Great fun.
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Trempealeau is on my list to do for a week. I got all the maps last winter, but we decided to take the tandem to Ireland this summer. We leave in three weeks.

Maybe next summer.
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