Ozaukee Bike Routes

Bicycle Related News and Commentary

Flat Tires - Tools & Techniques

If you ride a bike, you’ll get a flat tire – it’s just a matter of when and how awkward the circumstances will be.  My favorite setting is a cold drizzle next to a swamp swarming with mosquitoes and deer flies, no cell phone signal, getting dark, and no other person in sight.  Your experiences may vary!

Although walking your bike is one option, being prepared to fix a flat quickly and effectively may be a preferred option.  However, if you’d rather skip walking or preparing, here are a few other strategies for dealing with a flat tire: More...

Riding In November

Although I have a few friends who ride their bicycles all winter, most of us mere mortals tend to abandon our faithful steeds sometime in early Fall. But, November can treat us to some wonderful rides in the parks and countryside of Ozaukee County. According to the Wisconsin Fall Color Report, Ozaukee County reaches peak color near the end of October – which means a few more weeks in November of great scenery, especially near the warm waters of Lake Michigan More...

Longleaf Trace &Tanglefoot Trail - Mississippi

This is a guest post by Ron Friedel

We've been going south the last few winters, looking for bike trails that we can ride on and get away from the cold Wisconsin winters. Some of our favorite trails are the West Orange and South Lake, the Withlacoochee, the Nature Coast, the St. Marks and the Timpoochee, all in Florida, the Tammany Trace in Louisiana, and finally, the best of all, and the Longleaf Trace and the Tanglefoot Trail in Mississippi. There are other trails we would like to ride but we can park our RV on or within riding distance of these trails.

The Longleaf Trace is a 10 to 14 foot-wide paved rail-trail that runs between Hattiesburg and Prentiss, just over 40 miles. More...

News Graphic Bicycle Opinion 5-19-16

 "What bothers me about cyclists riding abreast and blocking traffic isn't so much that it is illegal - it's that it is just plain inconsiderate".

The News Graphic for Ozaukee County on 5-19-2016*, page A7, published an opinion by Mr. Gary Wickert, a Cedarburg Supervisor, titled "Sharing the Road".  The Newspaper's featured quote, shown above, is from Mr. Wickert's essay. More...