Enjoy the state's bicycling opportunities even more by using the Wisconsin Biking Guide. This unique 65-page booklet details 14 off-road mountain bike trails, 15 designated bike trails along former railroad track beds, and 14 on-road loop tours along quiet and scenic Wisconsin country roads.

You'll find maps of each trail, information about facilities and services along the way, mileage, parks, accommodations and area tourist attractions. Roll over the location of a Wisconsin Welcome Center in the list to the right to get more details on the center’s location and dates of operation. All of our centers provide displays and promotions from around the state, weather and road condition reports, picnic tables, pet exercise areas, recycling bins, green space for relaxing and friendly smiles to welcome you to Wisconsin.

The League of American Bicyclists recently voted Wisconsin the second-best biking state in the nation, and it's quickly gaining national acclaim as a bicycling destination. Now, thanks to a free guide from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, planning a bike trip there will be easier than ever.

Great River Road Bicycle Map

The Updated Great River Road Bicycle Map (March 2009) depicts conditions for bicycling on the Great River Road and nearby roadways. Touring cyclists can ride the entire Wisconsin segment or choose smaller segments that are better suited to their experience level.

The "Wisconsin Biking Guide" showcases Wisconsin's best biking trails. This full-color, 72-page publication has information on numerous biking events and more than 60 different trails for all ages and skill levels. It also includes sections on 30 trails, in three categories-on-road tours, mountain biking trails and bike touring trails.

The Department of Tourism offers the Wisconsin Biking Guide, a detailed guide showing bike touring trails, on-road routes and mountain bike trail systems. The guide is free from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism and can be either downloaded as a PDF (latest edition), or other free travel maps and guides; requested to be sent to you by mail. On the landing page, click on “The Great Outdoors,” then “Biking,” choose your favorite ride category. You can also click on “Maps & Guides” at the top of the page and flip-through an electronic version of the Wisconsin Biking Guide. Or, you can key in one of the “Other Tours” suggested in the “Just The Facts” listing for each ride in this guide.

The Department of Tourism also provides information about Wisconsin bike trails and bike routes with maps on their Web site. The most complete offering of the state's touring trails, including nearly every rail-trail, is available. Select maps of on-road loops and mountain biking single track trails are also provided. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) also provides abundant information about all recreational trails in the WI state.

The bike guide is available FREE of charge from the:

Wisconsin Department of Tourism
201 West Washington Avenue
PO Box 8690
Madison WI 53708-8690
Phone: 1-800-432-8747 or 608/266-2161