Outdoors-bicycling

Racine County is a great place for bicycling in a bicycle-friendly state. With nearly 120 miles of designated bicycle routes and recreation trails, cyclists young and old can enjoy this family-friendly pastime.

Cycling opportunities extend from the Lake Michigan shoreline to a scenic, paved 4-mile trail along the Root River in the City of Racine. Former railroad corridors provide easy pathways extending north, south and west from the city.

The Pike River Pathway in Mount Pleasant is a paved trail that meanders north and south through the restored Pike River wetlands. It can be reached from the east-west Racine County Trail or at Case High School on Washington Avenue (Hwy. 20).

Lengthy bike paths run through rural parts of the county. The 17-mile Seven Waters Trail runs from Congress Street in Burlington north along the Fox River through the villages of Rochester and Waterford and the town of Norway.

The White River State Trail extends east 7 miles from Burlington's Bushell Park to the town of Dover. The trail's western leg is just west of Burlington (off Spring Valley Road) and runs west 12 miles into Walworth County.

For maps and descriptions of Racine County cycling sites, visit: http://publicworks.racineco.com/Biking