Skip to main content
Add Me To Your Mailing List

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

HomeTrips and EventsTrips and Events ManagerBike Wisconsin--Elroy-Sparta Trail—August 3-5

Trips and Events - Event View

This is the "Event Detail" view, showing all available information for this event. If registration is required or recommended, click the 'Register Now' button to start the process. If the event has passed, click the "Event Report" button to read a report and view photos that were uploaded.

Bike Wisconsin--Elroy-Sparta Trail—August 3-5

Friday, August 3, 2018 to Sunday, August 5, 2018
Park Oasis Inn—Best Western
Best Western
1006 State Rd. 82 E
Mauston, WI  53948

(608) 847-6255
Additional Info:
Ed Hanlon
Event with non-member option
Registration is required
Payment In Advance Only
Payment Schedule
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
Bike Wisconsin--Elroy-Sparta Trail (Regular Package)
OPTION: Single Supplement
Bike one of the most popular trails in the country—the Elroy-Sparta State Trail in southwestern Wisconsin. This crushed limestone trail follows an abandoned railroad bed 32.5 miles through the WI countryside including three rock tunnels ranging from 1/4 to ¾ miles.

Drive on your own and stay with us at the Park Oasis Inn-Best Western, which is approximately 15 miles from the Elroy trailhead of the bike trail. Enjoy the pool, hot tub, pool table, lounge and restaurant where you will receive a 10% discount on breakfast.


On Saturday we plan to ride the northern half of the bike trail route starting in Wilton.  Riders have the option of riding approximately 46 miles round trip from Wilton to Sparta on this abandoned railroad track, which includes 2 rock tunnels and a lunch break in Sparta. Riders can opt for a shorter distance with a lunch break in Norwalk on the return.


On Sunday we’ll drive to Elroy and ride the southern part of the route—Elroy to Wilton (approximately 38 miles round-trip)—with a lunch break in Wilton.

If you have boundless biking energy, the Elroy-Sparta State Trail also connects to other local trails that you could add on Friday or Sunday, such as La Crosse River State Trail400 State Trail and Mill Bluff State Park.

Leader: Ed Hanlon  Wk: 847-916-2708  M:847-275-7452

Assistant: Jan Carlson  

Additional Information:  

Trail passes ($5/person/day) are not included in the price.  Instructions for obtaining the passes will be sent via a separate email. Flashlights and jackets are needed for the tunnels, which are dark and cool and water from springs above can trickle onto the trail. Bikers should walk bikes through the tunnels.


Trail surface is crushed limestone.

Link to trail information and maps: