List of Ozaukee Bike Routes

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1 Harrington Beach 35 2 link More 1 The ride to Harrington Beach starts in the Port Washington harbor near the Band shell. It combines the Interurban Trail with Six Mile Road to arrive at Belgium, WI, for a lunch break. It's then down to the beach for a grand view of Lake Michigan. The return back to Port is along rural roads and the Trail. Both Port Washington and Belgium have multiple restaurants. Port Washington has public restrooms at the harbor. Also, Harrington Beach has restrooms and a food concession that is open on the weekends. Bicyclists may enter the park without a state park pass or having to pay any fees.
2 Cedar Grove 46 2 link More 2 This is a relatively easy ride other than being 46 miles long. Most of the hills are on gentle rolling farm roads with very little motor vehicle traffic. A very scenic and relaxing ride. This ride is not complete without a walk through the Lion's Den. Just north of Saukville, you'll visit a beautiful stretch of the Milwaukee River and then go past Ehlers Park. Cedar Grove has a sandwich shop and "Oma's" which is an old-world décor restaurant - highly recommended. There is also a service station convenience store.
3 Oostburg 53 3 link More 3 This is a relatively easy ride other than being 53 miles long. Most of the hills are on gentle rolling farm roads with very little motor vehicle traffic. A very scenic and relaxing ride. This ride is not complete without a walk through the Lion's Den. Just north of Saukville, you'll visit a beautiful stretch of the Milwaukee River and then go past Ehlers Park. Oostburg, which is a short distance into Sheboygan County has a very interesting History Oostburg has a well-know bakery, a very good sandwich shop and Judi's restaurant. There are public restrooms and lunch area in a restored train depot.
4 Random Lake 45 3 link More 4 The ride to Random Lake starts in Port Washington and then combines the Interurban Trail with rural roads and village streets. This route has some very challenging hills and short sections with moderate motor vehicle traffic and therefore is not recommended for the novice rider. But it also has some great scenery and several food stops. Highly recommended for the more adventurous rider As you pass through Fredonia, you will be a short distance from Waubedonia Park You can look at this map and note that the bike route follows Fillmore St. You could turn left on Wisconsin go a short distance to pick up the Fredonia Bike Route to get to the park. Another interesting village on the route is Waubeka, the home to the Flag Day Foundation. The turn-around point, the village of Random Lake, has excellent food stops and a wonderful beach if you prefer a picnic style lunch. The Random Lake bank has a restroom and bubbler. There is an optional food stop in Belgium. Port Washington has much to see. Look Here. One very unique experience is to walk out into Lake Michigan on the breakwater.
5 West Bend 39 3 link More 5 This is a very demanding ride intended for experienced riders. If it were a longer ride it would be rated with an effort level of 4. Although there is a food stop in West Bend, riders intent upon a vigorous workout have an option to skip this segment of the route. There are a few (very short) sections where motor vehicle traffic needs to be watched carefully and riders need to proceed single file only. Pleasant Valley and Decorah roads being examples. However, most of this route features low volume car traffic and wonderful scenery. Highly recommended for those riders able to handle the physical requirements of this route. Covered Bridge Park is one of the iconic features of Ozaukee County. This ride takes you within a half mile or so of the Riveredge Nature Center just detour a bit out of Newburg on County Y (north) - it's a great place to visit! The Cue Sheet directs you to Main Street in West Bend where there is a great restaurant on the corner (and others down the street). Newburg has a service station where you can find great fried chicken. Covered Bridge Park is a wonderful place to explore on foot. It also has toilet facilities.
6 Virmond - Short 32 1 link More 6 The ride starts in the Virmond Park and then proceeds north along the lake - this section has only a few very gentle slopes - nearly flat. At Lion's Den Park there is a short hill climb to reach the Interurban Trail. From there, the ride proceeds south with only gentle grades. At Mequon the ride turns east back to Virmond Park - there are a couple of modest hills on this portion of the ride. Overall, this is quite an easy and relaxed ride with a great place for lunch in Cedarburg. Virmond Park is a wonderful Ozaukee County asset located on the bluffs of Lake Michigan. See Virmond Park Along the way, you pass the entrance to the Lions Den - this would make a great side trip. Along the Trail, you pass the entrance to Bratt Woods Nature Preserve Virmond Park has excellent restroom facilities. Port Washington, Saukville, Cedarburg and Thiensville all have a wide variety of facilities. After the ride explore the park or visit the coffee shops and restaurants on Port Washington Rd which is just a mile or so to the west of the park.
7 Virmond - Medium 46 2 link More 7 Visits to Port Washington, Saukville, and the Covered Bridge Park are added to the basic Virmond-Cedarburg route. This is a moderate effort route with a few more short sections of heavier motor vehicle traffic. Less experienced riders might want to walk their bikes across the Milwaukee River bridge when negotiating Saukville on Hwy 33. Overall, very nice roads and scenery with only a few hills. Virmond Park is a wonderful Ozaukee County asset located on the bluffs of Lake Michigan. See Virmond Park Along the way, you pass the entrance to the Lions Den - this would make a great side trip. By all means, spend a little time touring Port Washington Marina At the end of Mink Ranch road, you will encounter a very nice park on the Milwaukee river Ehlers Park Spend a few minutes at Covered Bridge Park for a great rest stop. Virmond Park has excellent restroom facilities. Port Washington, Saukville, Cedarburg and Thiensville all have a wide variety of facilities. After the ride explore the park or visit the coffee shops and restaurants on Port Washington Rd which is just a mile or so to the west of the park.
8 Virmond - Long 60 3 link More 8 Visits to Fredonia, the Riveredge Nature Center, and Newburg replace the Saukville part of the Virmond-Cedarburg medium route. This is a moderate effort route with a few more hills added. A couple of the hills might be considered "Challenging". Overall, very nice roads, scenery and great parks to visit. This route should only be ridden by folks who can easily handle a 60 mile ride with a few decent hills. Even a short visit to the Riveredge Nature center is highly recommended. Virmond Park is a wonderful Ozaukee County asset located on the bluffs of Lake Michigan. See Virmond Park Along the way, you pass the entrance to the Lions Den - this would make a great side trip. By all means, spend a little time touring Port Washington Marina As you leave Fredonia, Waubedonia Park will be on your left. The Riveredge Nature Center is wonderful rest stop Spend a few minutes at Covered Bridge Park for a another rest stop. Virmond Park has excellent restroom facilities. Port Washington, Fredonia, Cedarburg and Thiensville all have a wide variety of facilities. Note that this route also visits Newburg - the service station on Hwy 33 has great fried chicken. After the ride explore the park or visit the coffee shops and restaurants on Port Washington Rd which is just a mile or so to the west of the park.
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10 Forest Beach 25 1 link More 10 This is a very easy ride that is suitable for most novice cyclists. There is only one actual hill and it's not very steep or long. A nice scenic and relaxing ride with views of Lake Michigan in Harrington Beach State Park. The ride can be made even shorter with a couple of alternatives. The first alternative is to backtrack to Lake Church Village and take Hwy D to Belgium The second alternative is to travel 2 miles north of Harrington Beach and then turn west on Jay Road to get on the bike trail. A detour into Belgium can be used for a lunch break. One of Ozaukee County's newest preserves Forest Beach is a great place to start a ride. Of course, Harrington Beach is a major attraction for this ride. Cedar Grove is a neat village just over the Sheboygan line that has an interesting annual Holland Festival Cedar Grove is the turn-around point right near Oma’s old world style restaurant. Highly recommended but closed on Sunday. There is also a sandwich shop that is open every day.
11 Terry Andrae 65 3 link More 11 This is a relatively easy ride other than being 65 miles long. Most of the hills are on gentle rolling farm roads with very little motor vehicle traffic. Just north of Saukville, you'll visit a beautiful stretch of the Milwaukee River and then go past Ehlers Park. Next is Oostburg, which is a short distance into Sheboygan County and has a very interesting History Terry Andrae is a short ride north of Oostburg. Be sure to visit the beach in Terry Andrae park! You return with a visit to Port Washington. A very scenic and relaxing ride. Lion's Den Gorge is a must see Treasures of OZ - Lion's Den. And then visit Treasures of OZ - Ehlers Park. Although not in Ozaukee County, Terry Andrae is a wonderful place to visit. Oostburg has an excellent bakery, sandwich shop and restaurant. There are public restrooms and lunch area in a restored train depot. Terry Andrae has restrooms and vending machines at the beach. Port Washington has many facilities. This ride is not complete without a walk through the Lion's Den.
12 Sheboygan 80 4 link More 12 This is a relatively easy ride other than being 80 miles long. Most of the hills are on gentle rolling farm roads with very little motor vehicle traffic. Just north of Saukville, you'll visit a beautiful stretch of the Milwaukee River and then go past Ehlers Park. Next is Oostburg, which is a short distance into Sheboygan County and has a very interesting History Terry Andrae is a short ride north of Oostburg. Be sure to visit the beach in Terry Andrae park! The destination for this ride is the harbor in Sheboygan It's a great sight! You return with a visit to Port Washington. A very scenic and relaxing ride. Oostburg has an excellent bakery, sandwich shop and Judi’s restaurant. There are public restrooms and lunch area in a restored train depot I Oostburg. Terry Andrae has restrooms and vending machines at the beach. Although there are many lunch stops in Sheboygan, we use the Weather Center Café as our turn around point (excellent coffee and sandwiches). Port Washington has many facilities. And, this ride is not complete without a walk through the Lion's Den.
13 Camp Awana 51 3 link More 13 Most of this ride is pretty easy but some parts are fairly hilly. The scenery between Waubeka and Jay Road is truly exceptional. There are a few tough hills in this stretch, but the rewards are some great views and thrilling downhill runs. This is a ride for experienced riders who are looking for the best bike roads that Ozaukee County can offer. We only recommend this route for riders who can handle a 50 mile ride that includes about 15 miles of significant hills. The Hobo Truck Stop in Belgium is the designated lunch stop. If you want to skip this stop then consider a snack at the Cheese Store which is few miles earlier in the ride when you cross Hwy 57. By the time you reach Port Washington you might be ready for ice cream at the Dockside Deli! Note that it's about 26 miles to the Cheese Store and this is the first indoor bathroom opportunity. It's another 10 miles to the lunch break in Belgium. However, Waubeka (at 15 miles) has a nice little park and, depending upon the time of the day, the corner tavern might be open. This ride is not complete without a walk through the Lion's Den.
14 Tendick Park 16 2 link More 14 This is a short ride and relatively easy. It's rated as an effort level of 2 only because the of Saukville - Hwy 33 intersection. Although it's only a few tenths of a mile, this stretch of road needs to be crossed very carefully. Fortunately, there is an alternative way to traverse this intersection by using the traffic light walk signals and the sidewalk over the bridge. This route has several hills but all of them are of the gentle rolling variety - no sharp steep climbs. Although single-file is recommended on a few sections of road, overall this is a low-traffic route on scenic roads. Lion's Den and Tendick parks are great places to visit. Visit the Lake Michigan bluffs in Lion's Den and watch the Frisbee players at Tendick. Lion's Den Gorge is a must - see Treasures of OZ - Lion's Den. Tendick Park is a great destination Treasures of OZ - Tendick Park. Although this route does not use the Inter Urban Trail, it crosses the trail just north of the x-way trail bridge. Therefore, riders can access the bulk of this route using the trail from either the Grafton or Port Washington directions. Because this is a short route, we recommend packing a lunch or snack for Tendick Park (very nice shelter). However, Saukville has restaurants on Foster Rd - a short detour off of Cty Hwy W, just north of the Marcus Theater.
15 Tendick-Riveredge 14 2 link More 15 This is a short ride and relatively easy. It's rated as an effort level of 2 only because of two short but fairly steep hills. Although single-file is recommended for a short section of Cty Hwy I, overall this is a low-traffic route on scenic roads. Tendick park and the Riveredge Nature Center are great places to visit. It's easy to spend hours at the nature center. Be sure to watch the Frisbee players at Tendick. Tendick Nature Park is a very unique place with a first class "Disc Golf Course" and a wetland boardwalk - Treasures of OZ - Tendick Nature Park. Riveredge is one of the great assets of Ozaukee County - Riveredge Nature Center. You might want to consider driving back to this nature center after the ride for a longer visit. This route does not include the Inter Urban Trail although it can be used as an extenison of the Lion's Den to Tendick route - which can be accessed from the trail. Park has excellent picnic facilities. Newburg has good food at the BP gas station (I'm not kidding) and No No's restaurant - check for open times.
16 Covered Bridge 20 1 link More 16 This is a very easy route that involves only a short section of a moderately busy county highway. The ride starts in the Port Washington harbor and proceeds south on the Interurban Trail and over the Milwaukee river bridge. After crossing the river, there is a short section of County highway followed by town roads to the Covered Bridge park. The Covered Bridge is truly one of the iconic landmarks of Ozaukee County and the adjoining park is a great place to visit. The return route simply retraces back to Port. Ozaukee County is very well represented by the attractions in this short bike ride. Covered Bridge Park is the desination for this ride. See Treasures of OZ - Covered Bridge Along the way you can also visit Treasures of OZ - Bratt Woods. Port Washington has many great restaurants. It also has public restrooms at the harbor. Port Washington has much to see. Look Here. One very unique experience is to walk out into Lake Michigan on the breakwater. Also, visit the new park that was formerly a coal dock.
17 Jackson 28 3 link More 17 This ride starts on the Inter Urban Trail in the center of Cedarburg. Although the route itself doesn't actually use the Trail, it makes the route easily accessible from other points on the Trail. It's a relatively easy ride that should only merit an effort level of 2; but we gave it a 3 in consideration of a few sections of roadway that have a bit more motor vehicle pressure - perfectly OK for moderately experienced riders who will be treated to some really great scenery. The route takes you to Jimmy's restaurant in Jackson (a very nice family style restaurant), through the famous Jackson Marsh, and on to Covered Bridge Park before returning to Cedarburg. Cedar Creek Road has some exceptional views of the river. For a quicker tour of the marsh and the covered bridge, it's easy to skip the village of Jackson and cut off about 7 miles. Jackson is an historic village just to the west of Ozaukee County in Washington County and the Covered Bridge Park is a major attraction of Ozaukee County. See Treasures of OZ - Covered Bridge. Along the way you can also visit Jackson Marsh. Of course, Cedarburg has numerous places to eat and shop and much to see. Look Here.
18 Fredonia 36 2 link More 18 The ride to the Fredonia area parks starts in Port Washington and then combines the Interurban Trail with rural roads and village streets. This route has a couple of short steep hills and short sections with moderate motor vehicle traffic but still suitable for experienced riders. This route has some great scenery and several food stops. Highly recommended for riders who appreciate finding the hidden gems of beauty in Ozaukee County. As you pass through Fredonia, you will visit Waubedonia Park and see the magnificent views of the Milwaukee River. See map. After visting the park, you'll leave Fredonia and travel on some great county roads to Huiras Lake Upon entering Fredonia, there are fast food stops and a very nice Family Style restaurant. In addition, you are strongly advised to stop at the Cedar Valley Cheese Factory and Store located at the junction of Hwy. 57 and Jay Road. After the ride be sure to spend some quality time in Port Washington.
19 Brown Deer Park 38 2 link More 19 The ride starts in the center of Cedarburg where the Inter Urban Trail crosses Washington Ave (the main street) and then uses the trail to head south until you reach Brown Deer Park in Milwaukee County. The Inter Urban Trail becomes the Oak Leaf Trail after crossing the Milwaukee County line. A spur off of the trail leads into Brown Deer Park where you ride a large park road loop to explore the entire park. We leave the park and journey on to Virmond Park on mostly residential roads although a few sections have moderate motor vehicle traffic. From Virmond we head north along Lake Michigan shore until we reach Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve. From there it's a couple of miles back to the Inter Urban Trail which leads back to Cedarburg. This is fairly easy route however there are a few sections of public roads with moderate traffic. Brown Deer Park is part of Milwaukee County's great park system. See Brown Deer Park Virmond Park is a wonderful Ozaukee County asset located on the bluffs of Lake Michigan. See Virmond Park Along the way, you pass the entrance to the Lions Den - this would make a great side trip. Along the Trail, you pass the entrance to Bratt Woods Nature Preserve Cedarburg has numerous places to eat and rest. The parks you pass all have restroom facilities.
20 Waubedonia Park 14 1 link More 20 The goal for this ride is to provide a short, easy route between two of Ozaukee County's "Treasures of OZ" sites. This ride features Waubedonia Park in Fredonia and Huiras Lake a bit to the north. The route has a couple of short steep hills and a short section of a county highway. The highway has only moderate traffic and a very good paved shoulder. This route should be suitable for all but the most novice cyclist. There is great scenery and a nice food stop. Highly recommended for riders who will appreciate finding the hidden gems of beauty in Ozaukee County. Waubedonia Park features magnificent views of the Milwaukee River. After visting the park, you'll leave Fredonia and travel on some great county roads to Huiras Lake If you were not able to hike the .7 miles to Huiras Lake (our turn around point) you may wish to return by car and hike the wonderful trail to the lake. We should also mention that Waubedonia Park has beautiful overnight camping sites.