Madison Summer Bike Camping

A few of us recently took a bike camping trip from Madison to New Glaus Woods State Park.  We took the Badger State Trail to get to New Glarus.  On the way back we took a portion of the Sugar River Trail to get back to the Badger State Trail.  This route cuts out any of the hills and allows you to bike through the long cool tunnel near New Glarus.

Highlights of the trip included delicious swiss food at Glarner Stube and great coffee at Fat Cat Coffee both in New Glarus.  Also making the trip fun was catching two trout in about five minutes right off the Sugar River Trail just before dusk, coasting downhill from the campground almost the entire way into New Glarus, and finding a very small bolt and washer after it popped off the Bob Trailer on the trail riding back home.

Getting Ready to Leave Fat Cat Coffee for the Trip Home

Bob Bike Trailer on the Badger Trail.  Trailer Worked Great Except When the Right Side Lost a Bolt and Washer and Came Off.  Fortunately We Found the Hardware Back on the Trail.  Fishing Pole Was Zip Tied Near the Bob Flag.


Campsite 17 at New Glarus Woods State Park.  There are a Lot of Bike In/Walk In Sites But they Were All Full.
Dinner At the Glarner Stube In New Glarus.

Sugar River Bridge in Belleville.  We Were Looking At a Turtle About the Size of a Manhole Cover.

Tunnel On Badger Trail After W and Near New Glarus.  It's About 20 Degrees Cooler in the Tunnel.

A Nice Rainbow Trout Caught Mere Feet From the Sugar River Bike Trail in New Glarus.

Entering the Tunnel

Leaving Fat Cat Coffee.

Large Wisconsin Cheese Curds-Bike Fuel.

Huge Swiss Sausage and German Potato Salad

Badger Trail Near Bellville

One Last Stop for Ice Cream on the Way Home.




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