Biking the Annual Kickapoo BRAVE Ride
Biking is a favorite pasttime for both visitors to and residents of Driftless Wisconsin. Biking adventurists come from all over the state and country for the great variety of biking options found here, which include rugged mountain trails, challenging or leisurely on-road routes, as well as constructed bike trails. If that’s not enough to entice you to a biking adventure in Driftless Wisconsin, then maybe the beautiful scenery you’ll encounter along the way will be. If you’re a true biking enthusiast, then consider joining fellow riders in the annual Kickapoo BRAVE Ride, which happens on the same weekend as the popular Driftless Area Art Festival. To join in the fun at both of these spectacular events, book you room at our Driftless Wisconsin Vacation Rental today.
Kickapoo BRAVE Biking Adventures
The Kickapoo BRAVE Ride, which stands for the Bluffs, Rivers, And Valleys Event, is an exciting opportunity to bike the backroads of Driftless Wisconsin. Starting and ending in nearby Gays Mills, the Kickapoo BRAVE Ride will take riders on a tour through breathtaking scenery, along ridge tops with distinctive panoramic views and deep, lush valley roads. Featuring a cloverleaf route system, cyclists can choose which route is best from them between beginner, intermediate, and advanced routes ranging from 15 – 100 miles in length.
If you aren’t up for the Kickapoo BRAVE Ride, there are still plenty of other beautiful ways to enjoy biking through Driftless Wisconsin. For your convenience, Crawford County has mapped out nine different routes using a combination of country and township roads. These loops are anywhere from 14 – 44 miles in length, and will take you through some of the most scenic portions of Driftless Wisconsin. In addition to this, Vernon County has mapped out five different routes leaving from Westby: the Amish Tour; Ski Jump Tour; Kickapoo Valley Tour; West Fork Tour; and Small Town Charm. Mountain Bikers will enjoy the trails in both the Kickapoo Valley Reserve, Wyalusing State Park, and newly created Sidie Hollow County Park. Whether it’s biking the Kickapoo BRAVE or one of these other great trails in Driftless Wisconsin, it won’t take you long to see why biking has remained a popular regional pasttime. Pack your cycling gear, and book your room at our Driftless Area Vacation Rental today.
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15662 Vance Rd
Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin 54655
Our family stayed in mid-August. We had a very relaxing visit. The house is comfortable and the property is encircled by hills, making the experience a unique getaway. We enjoyed building bonfires each night, hanging out in the nice living room and taking the surprisingly lengthy hikes that are all on the property. Mornings started with coffee on the second story porch overlooking the meadow and hills, evenings ended with zero noise except that made by nature or our family. Each night there was a canopy of bright stars that weren't diluted by light pollution. We enjoyed hiking Wildcat Mountain, canoeing down the Kickapoo, roasting smores and hanging out. My son and I tried our luck at trout fishing in a nearby stream (Tainter?). It was an enjoyable, unique experience although we didn't catch anything. We'll be back.
- Dave, Eau Claire, WI