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Author Archives: Bart

Badger State Trail Overnight Trip 6/2/2012

On Saturday June 2nd and Sunday June 3rd I took an overnight trip on the Badger State Trail. I started in Madison, WI and stayed overnight at Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park near Lena, IL. This was my first solo camping overnight trip hauling my own gear with my Burley Travoy. I had done a 30 … Continue reading »

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Badger and Sugar River Trail Conditions 5/5/2012

On Saturday May 5th 2012 i took a late ride on the Badger and Sugar River State Trails from Madison, WI to New Glarus, WI. The Badger and Sugar River Trails have not been groomed for the season yet but are in good shape. The Badger Trail is in slightly better shape and moves a … Continue reading »

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Military Ridge Trail Conditions – 3/24/2011

On Saturday March 24th 2012 i took a ride on the Military Ridge State Trail from Madison, WI to Mt Horeb, Wi. There isn’t much to say about the trail conditions on the Military Ridge this year besides they are the worst i have ever seen. The trail has the usual human, bike an animal … Continue reading »

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Badger State Trail Conditions – 3/19/2012

On Sunday March 19th i took a ride on the Badger State Trail from Madison, WI to Belleville, WI. The trail was in great shape for early March. The surface has not been groomed for the season yet and there are bike, human and animal tracks indented into the trail, but less than usual for … Continue reading »

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4 Trails Area 7/14/2011 – Reedsburg, WI to Wilton, WI – Good Luck Valerie and Simon

On Thursday, July 14th, 2011 i took a ride from Reedsburg, WI to Wilton,WI and back along the “400” State Trail and Elroy-Sparta State Trail. This route was about 75 miles round trip. My Mother was camping up in Devils Lake, WI for the weekend so i took the day off work to meet her … Continue reading »

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4 Trails Area Tour 7/2/2011 to 7/4/2011

From July 2nd, 2011 to July 4th, 2011 i took small tour of the ‘4 Trails Area’ from Reedsburg, WI to Marshland, WI. This was my first solo multi-day tour and encompassed the “400” State Trail, The Elroy-Sparta State Trail, The La Crosse River State Trail and the Great River State Trail. This trip was … Continue reading »

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Badger & Sugar River Trail 6/26/2011 – Madison to Brodhead

On Sunday, June 26th i took a ride from Madison, WI to Brodhead, WI along the Badger and Sugar River State Trails. This route was about 79 miles round trip. This Monticello to Brodhead section of the trail has some excellent views along the Sugar River Trail. If you have not taken this section of … Continue reading »

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The 400 and Elroy-Sparta Trails 6/12/2011 – Reedsburg, WI to Sparta, WI

On Sunday, June 12th, 2011 i took a ride from Reedsburg, WI to Sparta WI and back along the “400” State Trail and Elroy-Sparta State Trail. This route was about 114 miles round trip after some biking in Sparta to get lunch. This was my first century of the season. This route consists of the … Continue reading »

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Military Ridge, Badger and Sugar River State trails will be closed until late Friday afternoon

Temporary Trail Closure Update: The Military Ridge State Trail is temporarily closed due to significant storm damage on Wednesday night (June 8), with trees down across the trail. Crews are working to clean up the trail and plan to have it open for use by 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. Original Post The DNR … Continue reading »

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Badger State Trail 6/9/2011 – Trail Conditions after the Storm

On Thursday morning June 9th I took a ride from Madison to Belleville and back on the Badger State Trail. I had some friends doing the Bike to Work Week thing and rode to Belleville to bike in with them. The trail was mostly in good shape after the storm last night. There were at … Continue reading »

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