The Glacial River Trail runs through the heart of Fort Atkinson. Mostly paved and open year-round, this 31.5-mile bike trail passes by farmsteads, bronze sculptures, prairie flowers, woods, over streams, and through a rustic, red covered bridge.
The folks at 2 River Bicycle and Outdoors have mapped out a variety of biking routes that start and end in Fort Atkinson, taking riders through the scenic Jefferson County countryside. Some suggested routes include these by local cyclist Dale and these from TrailLink.
Pedaling and Poems: A bike ride with Lorine Niedecker.
Hop on your bike and take a guided tour with Hoard Museum Director Merrilee to see places that were significant to Lorine Niedecker. Saturday, May 13 at 9:30 am.
June 24, 2023: The Tour da Goose (TDG) bike ride was founded in 2013 by Rita Brafford and Jon Fisch, a couple who enjoyed bike riding together and lived in the community of Watertown. Rita joined the Watertown Area Cares Clinic (WACC) , a healthcare clinic for people who are unable to afford health care services. They wanted to be able to raise money for the clinic and provide an outdoor athletic event for families and bicycling athletes. Tour da Goose starts in Watertown and crosses Jefferson County, with a stop in Fort Atkinson.
August 26, 2023: Tour de Fort returns. The Fort Atkinson Lion's Club is bringing back Fort's classic local bicycling event. Between the Chamber of Commerce's Rhapsody music festival and River Run 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run also happening that day, there will be something for everyone! Past Tour de Fort events included options of Quarter Metric (16 mile), Half Metric (32 mile) and Full Metric (63 mile) bike ride and included rest stops, marked routes, and detailed maps. Contact the Lion's Club for more details about this year's event.
If you need a bike rental, purchase, or repair while you're in Fort, 2 Rivers Bicycle & Outdoor is your source for all things bicycling! They off a variety of classes, group activities, and events, and also rent kayaks.
Fort Atkinson is committed to making the outdoors accessible to all! To join our community biking committee and make Fort even more bike-friendly, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or join our Facebook group.
It was cold, but riders still came out to travel through Fort, dressed in their favorite Santa hats, ugly holiday sweaters, and reindeer antlers!