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Mountain Biking


Mountain biking trips are usually held on weekends at various state parks within driving distance of Madison. One of the more popular destinations is Kettle Moraine State Forest, Southern Unit.

Trail Conditions

CORP maintains a regularly-updated conditions page for Madison-area trails: http://www.madcitydirt.com/smf_forum/index.php?action=trailconditions

Equipment

Although it's easier if you have your own equipment, the club does have some bicycles and equipment for club members on club trips. We have mountain bikes and helmets. Repair tools are available to club members for repair of club or personal bikes.

Club Mountain bikes in good condition:

  • Fuji Diamond lite-2    19 in
  • Gary Fischer Sugar 4     Small
  • Gary Fisher Hookooekoo    Small
  • Trek 820    19.5 in
  • K2 1000    Large

 

Places to Go

Quarry Ridge Mountain Bike Trail- Has trails of varying degrees of difficulty with a cross country loop as well as downhill and freeride trails. The facility, 2740 Fitchrona Road in Fitchburg, is in the Quarry Ridge Recreational Area just south of Verona Road (U.S. 18-151). The trail has a connection to the adjacent Military Ridge Trail.

Blue Mounds State Park- 40 min. out Verona Road/ 151. The largest elevation in the area with a large amount of great xc trails. Overlode is fairly smooth, other trails are quite technical in areas.

Quarry Park- Just a 10 min bike ride down University Ave. behind Whole Foods. A small park with a seemingly infinite amount of trails. Xc loops, log rides, jumps, drops. A great place to have fun near campus.

Kettle Moraine State Park- about 40 minutes east of Madison, is a popular destination for mountain bikers with a large amount of trail.

Cam Rock- Between Cambrige and Rockford, about 20 min away. A large amount of fun trail, as well as the "outback" with many newly built wooden features, bridges, log rides, and jumps.

http://www.danenet.org/bcp2006/local-off.html

http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/parks/trails/mbike.html

 

Local clubs include:

Capital Off Road Pathfinders(CORP)- The most active Madison MTB club. Check out the forums: http://www.madcitydirt.org/

Mad Trail FORCs (Female Off-Road Cyclists) is a mountain biking team that organizes weekly rides. http://www.madforcs.org, 255-8494.

Blackhawk Mountain Bike Club, 233-4661.

Wisconsin Off-Road Bicycling Association offers long rides and racing. http://www.worba.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, contact our Mountain Biking Chair.