Mileage for some recommended Madison Bike Routes
Here is millage for some routes in and around Madison starting at the bridge over Fish Hatchery & McKee road
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Capital Trail Loop – 18 Miles
The vanilla paved loop around Madison
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Capital Trail w/ Lake Monona Loop – 27 Miles
This paved route follows the Capital Trail, except you take a right on Waunona right after you cross beneath the beltline. Follow the Scenic Lake Loop signs and you will eventually reach the Capital Trail again. The streets are pretty beat up near Monona Drive.
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Capital Trail w/ Arboretum Loop – 27 Miles
This route starts at the bridge overlooking Fish Hatchery Road and continues along the Capital Trail thru downtown and the UW Campus. At Odana Road, go east towards Manitou Way and follow to the Arboretum. After leaving the Arboretum, follow the bike path along Wingra Creed until you hook back up with the Capital Trail at John Nolan Drive.
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Madison to Devils Lake State Park- 41 Miles
Not my favorite route due to all the hilly county roads with narrow shoulders.
This route starts at the bridge over Fish Hatchery and Mckee Road and continues along the Capital Trail before taking smaller trails. The last trail ends about 10 miles outside of Madison, from here on out its hilly county roads with very narrow shoulders. The free Merrimac Ferry ride is the highlight of the second half of the route.
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