Biking and Trails



For many people, learning to ride a bicycle was their very first taste of independence and personal freedom. As a kid, the bicycle allowed me to travel faster and further than I ever had before, and the sensation of the wind in my hair and the blurred scenery always kept me coming back.

For those of us who continue to ride, that same joy that we experienced as kids is kept fresh every time we mount a bike. Whether it’s a commute to work, a ride with the family, or training and racing, the bicycle is much more than simply a machine, it represents a way of life.

The Green Lake Area is certainly one of my favorite places to ride a bike. There is something for everyone here, whether you are seeking the next challenging route to enhance your training, or if you are just looking for a relaxing cruise around the neighborhood. I have had some of the greatest experiences riding along the scenic country roads that run throughout the entirety of the Green Lake area, which include expansive overlooks of Green Lake and the surrounding countryside.

biking - freewheelin' lruggeriThere are many local natural areas that one can ride in as well, including the Green Lake Conference center, where winding passages provide a spectacular experience for any skill level. Several opportunities for world-class mountain biking can be found within the area, including the Ceresco Mountain Bike Trails in Ripon, which were developed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and feature a variety of terrain and skill challenges. In addition, the site of the Subaru Pro Mountain Bike Cup, Nordic Mountain, is located only 15 minutes north of Berlin.

Come out and experience for yourself the awesome sensation of riding throughout the Green Lake Country area, whether it’s rail trails, such as the Mascoutin State Valley Trail, mountain biking, road biking, or simple cruising in our historic downtowns, there’s something for every cyclist to enjoy.

Paul Meuer

Environmentalist, naturalist and pro-biker

Biking Organizations in Green Lake Country