Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center News
Celebrate Cycling in Sturgeon Bay!
Sturgeon Bay, Door County, is perfect for bicycling, whether you are a casual tour rider or enjoy challenging off-road adventures. Enjoy the miles of meandering roads along the shore and tree-lined park trails that beckon you to the great outdoors. Hop on your bike and heed the call!
In Sturgeon Bay, Door County, you will easily create an adventure that suits your personal pace and style from the many options that await you. Bring your own bike or rent one when you arrive from several outdoor adventure businesses in Sturgeon Bay. Explore the Door straight from your B&B, motel, or hotel, or load up the car's bike rack and start your journey from points beyond. You can bike five blocks or five miles. Whether you are riding solo or with the whole family, Sturgeon Bay is the perfect place to begin exploring Sturgeon Bay and the rest of the Door up close and personal.
If road biking is your kind of course, take 3rd Avenue to Bay Shore Drive, up to George Pinney County Park (the quarry park boat launch). The view from George Pinney Park is breath taking, featuring the gorgeous shimmering water of the Bay of Green Bay and spectacular views of Potawatomi State Park. Or set your sights on two stunning lighthouses, and cruise along Cove Road to the United States Coast Guard Canal Station along the shores of Lake Michigan.
Prefer to get off the pavement? Try the Ahnapee State Trail, with a trailhead located conveniently in Sturgeon Bay, Door County. More than a century ago it served as a railroad track, but since that time, the Ahnapee Trail has been converted to public use for hikers, bikers, and others looking for a nice wide path with a firm surface. Potawatomi State Park offers not only miles of paved access within the park, but also several off-road trails that are suitable for beginning to intermediate mountain biking. Are you in need of retail theraphy? Combine biking with shopping and coast around town while making lots of stops to shop. The options are endless.
Feel like taking part in something really social? Sign up for the Door County Century Ride, a recreational biking event with an average of more than 2,000 participants. Now in its 35th year, this ride offers 28 mile, 50 mile, 70 mile, and 100-mile route options, all starting and ending at the Door County Fairgrounds in Sturgeon Bay. With staffed rest-spots along the way and free food, music, and fun at the finish line—and of course the amazing scenery of Door County!—it’s no wonder this has become one of the most popular rides in Wisconsin.
Speaking of bike rides in Wisconsin, SAGBRAW -- the state's oldest annual cross-state bicycle tour -- features Sturgeon Bay, Door County, as one of its six overnight locations. When the participants in this weeklong event ascend to Sturgeon Bay, Door County, the local high school is transformed into a hub for participants. Join the tour, or cheer the bikers on along the route, or just enjoy the unique ambience created by the migrating bikers; either way, you'll feel the energy when SAGBRAW is in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.
Having fun and feeling the wind on your face are central to the bicycling experience. But we're looking out for your safety, too. Sturgeon Bay, Door County, recently earned recognition as a Bronze Level "Bicycle Friendly Community," which means we welcome cyclists and provide safe accommodation for cycling—like new bike lanes. You won't find massive, frightening intersections and harried rush hour drivers to contend with here. Just peaceful country roads and welcoming city streets. So strap on your helmet, bike safely, and enjoy the ride.
So come explore Sturgeon Bay, Door County with two-wheeled freedom; delighting in the fresh air on your face, the scenery of wooded trails or city streets, and experience the camaraderie of our biking community! Remembering what it's like to feel sheer joy is as easy as remembering how to ride a bike. See you soon!