Virmond - Long

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. Along the way, you pass the entrance to the Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve - 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 a 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 a convenience store. 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.