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jimbojonez 06-01-11 08:06 AM

South Central Wisconsin & Madison Area Trail Biking Blog
 
If anyone is interested, i have a blog that covers trail biking in south central Wisconsin and the Madison area.

http://bartsbiking.com/

My blog has maps, mileage charts, photos and trail conditions for the following trails. Im adding more photos and trail conditions each weekend.

Military Ridge State Trail
Badger State Trail
Sugar River Trail
Jane Adams Trail
Capital City Trail
Glacial Drumlin Trail
The 400″ State Trail
Elroy Sparta State Trail
La Crosse River State Trail
Great River State Trail

Barrettscv 06-01-11 08:26 AM

Nice job, keep up the good work.

rck 06-01-11 08:55 AM

jimbo,
In re: the badger trail, you can get water and use the restroom in Monticello. Their facilities are just off of the badger. Nice blog.

jimbojonez 06-01-11 01:03 PM


Originally Posted by rck (Post 12723209)
jimbo,
In re: the badger trail, you can get water and use the restroom in Monticello. Their facilities are just off of the badger. Nice blog.

Thanks, i actually do mention they are a half a mile off the trail in my blog, i have never gone off the trail in Monticello and am going by the sign that is on the trail.

rck 06-01-11 04:41 PM

Jimbo, Actually at the Monticello trailhead the 2 trails are just a few yards apart. As I am not familiar with the recently completed portion of the Badger, are there any good areas to park near the southern end of the paved section? Considering going up parking south and riding in to do the John Nolen thing.

jimbojonez 06-01-11 06:47 PM


Originally Posted by rck (Post 12725802)
Jimbo, Actually at the Monticello trailhead the 2 trails are just a few yards apart. As I am not familiar with the recently completed portion of the Badger, are there any good areas to park near the southern end of the paved section? Considering going up parking south and riding in to do the John Nolen thing.

I am aware where the Sugar River passes thru Monticello and that it is right next to the Badger but i never took a look for where the restrooms the sign speaks of are, Monticello just never happens to be on my break schedule when i take the Badger or Sugar River, ill keep an eye out for it next time.

There is a great place to park where the southern end of the paved section starts at Purcell Road. This is a cleared area where many people park. The picture is from the winter, but the GPS location is dead on.
https://picasaweb.google.com/bartsbi...52978387677970

When you enter Fitchburg/Madison the Badger trail intersects with the Southwest Trail and the Capital City Trail, you can either keep going north along the Southwest trail to get downtown or go east along the Capital City trail to get downtown East is more scenic but north will save you some miles. Or you could even go north along the southwest trail and cut over to go thru the Arboretum.

Here is a map i have of the Capital City/Southwest Trail http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...a4c925b15&z=13

Here is a map i have that has a route i do thru the Arboretum
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...bed7b01f2&z=13

The Nolan thing is neat but is very crowded

rck 06-02-11 08:29 AM

Thanks for the info. I see that the 2nd ride the drive is cancelled and that next years event will probably follow a different route.

ctyler 06-03-11 06:20 AM

Well done. Thanks for posting this.


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