Trempealeau Countyís just released its updated map of the bike loop system. This is an easy to carry along on your ride 16 panel fold out color brochure. On the map side the 17 loops of the entire county are easy to read in brilliant color coding. All roads whether it be highways, county or township roads can be found on the map as you may want to make your own route or a combination of two or more loops. Virtually all roads in the county are paved and very well maintained. There are Trail Stewards along the routes that are identified with the round blue and white bike signs at the end of their driveways. The Trail Stewards are there to assist cyclist in whatever way they can. Provide water, a phone to make a call, give direction and more. Trempealeau County is a very rural area with low vehicle traffic and scenic roads in the Un-glaciated Highlands of Western Wisconsin just off of the Mississippi River Valley. The unique combination of Low Traffic, Unlimited Paved Roads and Spectacular Scenery are what makes Trempealeau County a special area for avid road cyclists.
New to this edition are the addition of the very eastern side of Buffalo County and three new loops. Loop 15 Arcadia to Dodge on the Buffalo County side and returning on County Rd J on the Trempealeau County side following the Trempealeau River down and back. Loop 16 from Whitehall riding west to Montana Ridge to Hansenís Hold Up, down Alligator Slide (a 2-mile long 600 ft decent) then into Arcadia and return to Whitehall over the scenic hills. Loop 17 Whitehall to Blair through Amish Country. These new loops along with the original loops have the route profiles displayed on the right side of the map to assist in determining the type of ride you wish to experience (more hills or flatter terrain).
Also new to this edition is Ronís Top Five List of: Scenic Roads; Challenging Climbs and Awesome Downhills. This information can be helpful in planning your next trip or outing.
Maps are available at no charge by contacting the Bicycle Club of Trempealeau County at 715 797-6342 or email cycleonron @yahoo.com or by visiting the website at www.ridebctc.com where additional information can also be found. Bike shops and other businesses or organizations are welcome and encouraged to request multiple maps to be shipped free of charge.