Rides & Events

For more information on the Thursday night rides email Kathy at kjanda@tds.net

Cam Rock County Park Area 3

A trail permit is required to bike at any county park. An annual membership costs $15 and a daily membership costs $2.

Directions: From Madison take Hwy 12-18 east towards Cambridge. Turn right (south) on Hwy 73. Turn left (east) on Koshkonong Rd. Turn right (south) on Highland Dr. The entrance to Area 3 is on the left. Meet in the parking lot.

Note: A daily or annual Dane County trail pass is required to ride at Cam-Rock.

Quarry Ridge Park in Fitchburg

Quarry Ridge is a recreational area that is adjacent to the Capital City Bike Trail & Military Ridge Bike Trail in Fitchburg. The parking lot is at 2740 Fitchrona Road. It is about a 45 minute ride from the Arboretum. No trail pass is required at Quarry Ridge. However, if you ride there the Capitol City Trail and Military Ridge Trail do require trail passes. In addition, if you combine Quarry Ridge with Badger Prairie County Park you will need a County trail pass for Badger Prairie.

Directions: By bike, ride west on the Southwest Bicycle Path until it turns into the Capitol City Trail. Stay on the Capitol City Trail until it turns into the Military Ridge Trail. Keep your eyes open for the exit from the path into the park. If you reach Verona you've gone too far. By car, take 18/151, turn right on McKee Rd. Turn left on Nesbitt and left on Fitchrona. Quarry Ridge is right after you turn on Fitchrona.

Seminole Mountain Bike Trails

Located on the edges of Fitchburg and Madison, these trails can be accessed off of the Capitol City Trail just off of Seminole. Here is a map of the proposed trail system.

Blackhawk Ski Club

Blackhawk is a non-profit, private club and membership is required. Blackhawk members may hike, walk, or ski the trails as well as use the chalets or picnic areas. Dogs are allowed. Membership costs $75 for a one-year membership. For more information or to purchase a membership, log on to www.blackhawkskiarea.org or call 233-4661.

Directions: Take University Ave., Old Sauk Road or Mineral Point Road west to Pleasant View Road. Turn left from University Ave or turn right from Old Sauk Road on to Pleasant View Road. Turn west on Blackhawk Road. The entrance to the ski club is approximately two miles from Pleasant View Road at the bottom of a hill. The gates to the club are usually closed so park on the road and meet at the gate. (DO NOT drive your car into the club if the gates are open as you may get locked in.)