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Discover Wisconsin: America's Bicycleland - 15 must-ride bike routes
John Hastie, of Chicago, road bikes from Dubuque to Brodhead on the final leg of a 6-day, 450-mile bike trip with three friends throughout southwestern Wisconsin in September. (Times file photo: Anthony Wahl)
As one of the top bicycle-friendly states in the U.S., Wisconsin boasts thousands of miles of fantastic bike trails. Here are five of my favorite biking communities, and three routes to explore at each: Boulder Junction n Crystal Lake Trail - 14 miles, fully-paved, connects with the Plum Lake Trail and continues to the St. Germain Hike and Bike Trail. Together, all three routes form the 30-plus-mile paved Heart of Vilas County Hike and Bike Trail.