Bike the famous Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail complete with three tunnels—a Steven Spielberg movie kind of experience. Are you ready for a longer ride? Add the 21-mile La Crosse River Trail, the 18-mile Great River Trail, the 23-mile “400″ or the 12-mile Omaha Trail. Of course, you’ll need a Sparta Inn for your overnights.
The Elroy-Sparta trail is 32 miles in length on the abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railroad bed and passes through three rock tunnels. The Kendall and Wilton tunnels are ¼ mile long and the Norwalk tunnel is ¾ mile long. The trail is covered with limestone screenings and provides a smooth riding surface. The 34 bridges have been planked and protected by railings. The Elroy-Sparta Trail is considered to be the first rails to trails hiking and biking trail in the nation.
Need a shuttle or a bike rental?
Mountain Biking is permitted on our trails. Here is a topographical map to get a sneak preview. www.justintrails.com/winter.html#map
The snowshoe trails through the woods follow International Mountain Bicycling Association guidelines for single track trails for lodging guests to use or day use for $5/per person. For guided riding, additional trails, full service family bicycle shop visit Pete and Alycann Taylor at www.bluedogcycles.com
Here are some great websites for additional information on bicycling:
and in case of any injuries…