Sat, Oct 19 | Badger State Trail

Cycle The Badger State Trail WI. & The Jane Addams Trail IL.

Fall Season, Great Trails, New Friends
Registration is Closed
Cycle The Badger State Trail WI. & The Jane Addams Trail IL.

Time & Location

Oct 19, 2019, 5:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Badger State Trail, Badger State Trail, Monroe, WI, USA

About the event

THE ORIGINAL BIKE TAXI offers private transportation and SAG vehicle support 365 days a year.  224-651-6507 

What could be better than riding two great connected trails in one day.  The Badger State Trail 

and The Jane Adams Trail.

COST FOR THIS GREAT DAY FOR TRANSPORTATION AND VEHICLE SUPPORT IS ONLY $70 PER GUEST.  

THERE MUST BE AT LEAST 4 GUESTS TO ATTEND THIS EVENT

The Badger State Trail is a 40 mile linear bike path paved with crushed limestone in south central Wisconsin. The trailbed occupies the former Illinois Central Railroad's Freeport to Madison line. It was converted to a multi-use path in 2006.

The Stewart Tunnel is the big draw for bike tourists on this trail. The tunnel was completed in 1887 with hand tools, explosives, and a steam shovel. The long tunnel curves over its length so that when standing in the middle a person can experience pure darkness. Flashlights are required and bikers should walk their bikes through the tunnel. The Stewart tunnel is also a cool respite on a hot summer afternoon.

The trail begins on Madison's West Side in Fitchburg at a major intersection of bike trails and runs south towards Monroe and eventually the Illinois state line to where the trail meets up with the Jane Adams Trail. One of the stand out features of this trail is the Stewart Tunnel - a historic rail tunnel carved out of a stone hill that is 1/4 of a mile long and 21 feet high. Otherwise, most of the scenery along the Badger State Trail is bucolic countryside with lazy creeks and quiet pastures.

http://janeaddamstrail.com/    The Jane Addams Recreation Trail in Northwest Illinois is a journey through time...rich with stories.

Each journey on the trail is a new story and a new experience with the ever-changing seasonal plant life and the varied animals and birds – from the orange flash of an oriole to the white tail of a bounding deer; from the fiery crimson of the sumac to the tender green fiddleheads of the ferns in spring. 

The Original Bike Taxi will transport between 4 and 6 guests and their bicycles from Braeside Station and Winnetka Station to the trail-head in Madison Wisconsin.  On your journey south, The Original Bike Taxi will meet you on the trail AT LEAST 3 TIMES.  First at The Badger State Trail Parking (Purcell Road). Then, The Ice Age Trail Parking (Monticello Segment-Tunnel Road) and Richland Creek Trail-head and shelter house. We are happy to carry all your gear/food, as well as basic bicycle tools and a first-aid kit.  You don't have to ride the entire trail, we will happily transport you between stops.

COST FOR THIS GREAT DAY FOR TRANSPORTATION AND VEHICLE SUPPORT IS ONLY $70 PER GUEST.  

THERE MUST BE AT LEAST 4 GUESTS TO ATTEND THIS EVENT

WE WILL BRING A COOLER WITH ICE AND WATER.  YOU'RE WELCOME TO BRING STUFF TO PUT IN COOLER.  WE ALSO WILL BRING A STOVE TO HEAT WATER FOR COFFEE AND RAMEN.  (WE WILL BRING COFFEE, CUPS, AND RAMEN)

THE $5 TRAIL PASS IS NOT INCLUDED

Visit the links above to learn about the adventure that's waiting for you.

NOTE: A State Trail Pass ($25 annually/$5 daily) is required for bicyclists 16 and older. For information, visit the Wisconsin DNR website.   https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/trailpass.html

*** passes can be bought on site or somewhere along the trail - please just have $5 cash for the purchase***

FOR NON BIKING ADVENTURES VISIT BEYOND CHICAGO DAY TOURS 

Tickets
Price
Quantity
Total
  • Cycle The Badger State Trail
    $70
    $70
    0
    $0
Total$0

Share this event