The creation of the Hank Aaron State Trail provides a key link through the heart of Milwaukee County, including the Menomonee Valley and Third Ward. Starting at Lakeshore State Park along Lake Michigan and once completed running to western border of Milwaukee County, the Trail provides a link that makes it possible to bike from Lake Michigan, along several trails across the state. Eventually these trails will link together with the Ice Age National Scenic Trail and Military Ridge State Trail, with one goal being to create a continuous trail from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River.
For more information on connecting trails see the following pages:
This comprehensive website is maintained by the City of Milwaukee and provides information about cycling in Milwaukee, including bike lanes and routes, bike registration, area bike shops, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force, maps, safe biking tips, and more. There are lots of links to other wonderful cycling websites, as well.
The trail features over 100 miles of multiple loops through all the major parkways and parks in the system. Loops are composed of off-road paved trails, park drives, and municipal streets where necessary to ensure continuity.
The Waukesha County Park System provides nearly 30 miles of trails, including the New Berlin Trail to which the fully expanded Hank Aaron State Trail will connect once completed.
The Ozaukee Interurban Trail is a 30-mile paved trail that spans the entire length of Ozaukee County. The Trail connects the Ozaukee communities of Mequon, Thiensville, Cedarburg, Grafton, and Port Washington.
Maintained by Craig Holl, provides a comprehensive listing of area bicycle trails, with maps and photos.
Maintained by Bruce Thompson, another comprehensive website listing trails and road routes throughout Wisconsin and neighboring states.
The Department of Natural Resources is dedicated to the preservation, protection, effective management, and maintenance of Wisconsin's natural resources. It is responsible for implementing the laws of the state and protecting the natural resources of our state.
WisDOT provides information about state bicycling facilities, state statutes that relate to bicycling, the state bike plan 2020, and downloadable bike maps for the entire state county-by-county.
The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin is a statewide, nonprofit, bicycle advocacy organization with more than 2,500 members that works to make Wisconsin a better place to bicycle.
The league of American Bicyclists promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America. At this website you’ll find lots of terrific bicycling resources.