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Bicycling

in Racine County

Racine County is a great place for bicycling in a bicycle-friendly state. With nearly 120 miles of designated bicycle routes and recreation trails, cyclists young and old can enjoy this family-friendly pastime.

Cycling opportunities extend from the Lake Michigan shoreline to a scenic, paved four-mile trail along the Root River in the City of Racine. Former railroad corridors provide easy pathways extending north, south and west from the city.

The Pike River Pathway in Mount Pleasant is a paved trail that meanders north and south through the restored Pike River wetlands. It can be reached from the east-west Racine County Trail or at Case High School on Washington Avenue (Hwy 20).

Lengthy bike paths run through rural parts of the county. The 17-mile Seven Waters Trail runs from Congress Street in Burlington north along the Fox River through the villages of Rochester and Waterford and the town of Norway.

The White River State Trail extends east seven miles from Burlington’s Bushell Park to the town of Dover. The trail’s western leg is just west of Burlington (off Spring Valley Road) and runs west 12 miles into Walworth County.

Length: 14 miles


3 Mile Road/MRK Trail and Douglas Ave. and Chicory Road/North Shore Trail between Lathrop Ave. and S. Memorial Dr. (Racine)

Length: 2 miles

7 Mile Rd. east of Douglas Ave./SR 32 (Racine) and E Elm Rd. east of S Chicago Rd./SR 32 (Oak Creek)

Length: 3 miles

16th St. and West Blvd. (Racine) and Kenosha County Bike Trail at 1st St. (Racine-Kenosha county line)

Length: 5.3 miles

Old Spring St. west of Timmer Ln. and South of State Rte. 11

Combination of rural roads and off-road trails

Sights include the Tichigan Wildlife Refuge, Fox River, Root River, Racine Zoo, and SC Johnson headquarters campus

Length: 3.5 miles


North Shore Trail at West Blvd. just north of 19th St. (Racine) and Willow Rd. (Mt. Pleasant)

Length: 6.6 miles

MRK Trail at Layard Ave. and Washington Ave.

Combination of off-road trail and on-road route

Trail links together a number of city parks including Cedar Bend, Horlick, Lincoln, Colonial, Brose, Island, and Belle City

Length: 6.6 miles

Congress St. at Wehmhoff Jucker Park (Burlington) and SR 36 at US 45 (south of Franklin)

Length: 19 miles

Co. Hwy. H (Elkhorn) to Spring Valley Rd. at Burlington Bypass (Burlington) and Calumet St. at State St. (Burlington) to Vandenboom Rd. (Kansasville)

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