Switching Gears - A Bike Guide to the Kenosha Area
Cyclist or not, it is impossible to ignore the natural beauty that awaits bike riders in the Kenosha Area. From paved routes to off-road trails, there is a path that is right for your bike and skill level. In fact, there are more than 130 miles of bike trails in Kenosha County.
Fat Tire Bikes
Fatty riders will love Silver Lake Park. This park offers 10 miles of off-road trails that are great year-round. In the winter, this trail is machine and snow-shoe groomed, for optimal riding. Also check out Kenosha’s five Lake Michigan beaches for a breathtaking view and rigorous ride on a fat tire bike.
If you’re looking for more than just a smoothly paved street or track to explore, the Kenosha County Bike Trail is a great option. With sections of paved road and portions of off-road riding, there are enough options and branches to build your own adventure. Also check out the multi-use trails at Petrifying Springs Park.
If a nice ride along the lake is what you’re in search of, without much off-roading challenge, the Pike Bike Trail is a beautiful option. Cruise on paved routes where you will enjoy 10 miles of sight-seeing, including one Great Lake, two lighthouses, three historic districts, and more! If you’re feeling competitive, check out the weeknight races at the Washington Park Velodrome or take a spin around the track for fun.
Kenosha is home to the nation’s oldest operating velodrome — the Washington Park Velodrome, which opened in 1927. Recently restored, this track offers 333 meters of raceway with 28-degree banked corners. Racing at the track is open May through August, with races on Monday and Tuesday nights. The track is in a public park, and is open for visitors to enjoy when races are not in session. As cyclists work their way up the bank, this track requires speed and provides a great workout.
A Biking Resource
Visit Total Cyclery, a shop that retails bikes and much more, and offers full service bike repair.