STEVENS POINT – Might I make a suggestion for bicyclists across the state, now that the snow has melted (finally!) and we’re well into May, National Bike Month ?
Put riding the Green Circle Trail near the top of your to-do lists.
The Green Circle is a 27-mile hiking and biking pathway that circumnavigates Stevens Point and adjacent towns. It’s been a must-do for local residents who love cycling, walking, running, bird-watching, cross-country skiing and nature in general, ever since it opened in June 1996.
For people living outside of central Wisconsin, the Green Circle may not be as well-known as the Elroy-Sparta Trail, which has three creepy-cool tunnels and the historic heft of being considered one of the first rail-to-trail pathways in the United States. Nor does it have the urban cachet of the terrific biking trail systems in Madison or Milwaukee. But if you’re a cyclist who likes engaging communities, natural scenic beauty, public art and eating and drinking, Stevens Point is a destination.
I won’t go so far as to say the Green Circle is the best cycling experience in Wisconsin because anywhere you’re riding your bike is the best place to ride your bike. But here are five reasons that every cyclist in Wisconsin (and beyond) should give riding the Green Circle a go:
▶ Public art. The Green Circle runs alongside Stevens Point’s altogether excellent — and surprising, for a city with a population of just under 26,000 — Sculpture Park . With work from local, regional and national […]
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