Biking Door County
2/16/2012 3:09 PM
One of the best outdoor activities in Door County is biking. With so many options of locations and trails, the possibilities are endless. One of my favorite places to bike is Peninsula State Park. The trails are beautiful and they have a great variety. The winding roads through the park are great for a road bike. If you have a mountain bike or hybrid, there are many gravel paths to bike on by yourself or with family and friends. Don't forget about the off-road trails. Make sure you have a mountain bike because some of them can get rather technical, especially if you are a novice. Peninsula State Park is not the only place to bike. You can ride your road bike on the many beautiful roads that travel around the county. One of my favorite roads to ride on is Hwy Q between Sister Bay and Bailey's Harbor. You can also check out the other state parks like Newport.
One of the places I want to go biking is Rock Island. I have heard its a great place to bike. Getting there is the difficult part. you have to take the ferry to Washington Island and then another Ferry to Rock Island. Make sure to bring food and water though because Rock Island is a Park and they don't allow motorized vehicles and there are no shops or stores. Someday I will hit these trails.
If you don't have a carrier for your bike or you don't want to lug it all the way up to DC. There are great bike shops where you can rent them. Right across the street from our cafe and motel is a great bike shop - Nor Door Sport and Cyclery
. They not only have great service, but are also very knowledgeable.
Don't forget the best part of biking in Door County - You can do it from our front door when you are staying at our Fish Creek Motel. You can take a break after hitting the trails in the park and come into our Cafe for nourishment. We've got plenty of space for you to sit on our outdoor patio if you are worried about being around people after your great workout in the park :)
Check out the maps below- They are provided by Nor Door Sport & Cyclery.