Monthly Archives: August 2012

Whatever Happened to the Wisconsin Bikeway

Around 1970, Wisconsin was the first state to map out a bike route crossing the state: the Wisconsin Bikeway that ran from LaCrosse to Kenosha, and later to Racine and Milwaukee. But then it dropped it. This inspired me to start the Wisconsin Bicycle Routes site, for fear that the good long-distance routes would gradually become a distant memory.

On this site, I posted the cue sheets of the bikeways. After completing research for the update of the Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin Map, I decided it would be interesting to take a look at how much of the original route would stay the same. While the route in most of the state is still a good one, in southeastern Wisconsin, there are better roads in some places: less busy and more direct. I suggest alternative routes on the site.