Featured Friday: Biking

May 23, 2014

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Photo courtesy of Dave Saalsaa of Quiet Hut Sports

Every Friday our blog post will be centered around a feature about Whitewater that you might not have know. Whether it’s a fun activity or a series of facts, Fridays will be all about highlighting something different!

This week’s feature is on biking.

Did you know Whitewater is home to great biking trails and a short drive from hundreds more? During the winter some of these trails even double as snow shoe paths!

If you want to get adventurous here are some resources that will sure to be a hit:

MapMyRide.com is a great place to start whether you’re a novice or a pro. You can utilize this site (also a phone app) to map your own routes or use successful routes from other bikers. This app allows you to map the distance you want, the elevation, and which city you want to ride in.

WisconsinBikeFed.org has resources on various areas of biking – there’s everything from how to be an ambassador of biking, great events and even merchandise. Wisconsin Bike Fed also has a quarterly publication that can be found in local bicycle shops as well.

A popular ride path is to the artesian well off of Clover Valley Road. There are signs that will lead you down to the well. Want better directions (directions are not my forte!), ask anyone at a bike shop or in town. They should be able to guide you!

If using technology to help you bike isn’t your thing, there are also plenty of printed resources and can give you some great first hand experience tips:

Discover Whitewater Office (150 W Main St): The City of Whitewater has created a map of the bicycle (and walking!) trails around the city. There are also other publications that we have on hand for Whitewater and the surrounding areas that you can pick up as well.

BicycleWise and Sports Fitness (1155 W Main): If you’re looking for a perfect cup of coffee, biking expertise and everything you need to get going on your ride, stop by BicycleWise. They also have printed publications, such as Bike Fed, that can help you get off your feet. 1155 W Main is also home to Sotherland Custom Bicycles as well.

Quiet Hut Sports (186 W Main): If outdoor sports is your thing, Quiet Hut is your new favorite store. Not only do they have the bicycle equipment you need to get on the trails, but they have things for Frisbee golfing, skateboarding and more! Need a repair? They can do that too!

Have a fun bike route you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments section below!

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