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Touring the Trollway - Military Ridge State Trail

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Come join us as we explore the Military Ridge State Trail ( from Madison to Mount Horeb. While in Mount Horeb (, known as the Troll Capital of the World, we'll have lunch at The Grumpy Troll (, then tour the town a bit, checking out the trolls, before returning to Madison.

The total distance for the ride is about 35 miles. Riding will be at a casual pace. The trail has a crushed limestone surface and is suitable for hybrid bikes or road bikes with wider tires. The trail runs along an abandoned railroad line and is very flat.

Note: A Wisconsin state trail pass ( is required to ride on the trail. We will stop at a self-serve station along the trail, where you may purchase a daily trail pass in case you have not yet purchased an annual trail pass.

Plan to arrive between 10:00 AM and 10:15 AM. We will push-off promptly at 10:30 AM.

Directions:Take the US-12/18 Beltline to exit 258, Midvale Blvd (US-151/18).
Turn onto US-151 South / US-18 West and go 0.3 miles to Verona Road Frontage Road.
Turn right on Verona Road Frontage Road and go 0.1 miles to Verona Road (at the T-intersection).
Turn right and go 0.6 miles (street name will change to Hammersley) to Pacific Cycle (, which will be on your right. We will meet in the parking lot.