Information for Bicyclists

Phase 1 Lower Yahara River Trail

Dane County Parks has been planning in coordination with bicycle stakeholders, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin and Southern Railroad Company, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the Village of McFarland, City of Madison, City of Monona, the Wisconsin Historical Society, GRAEF, KJohnson Engineers, Great Lakes Archaeological Research Center and the Army Corps of Engineers since 2008 to design a multi use bicycle trail that will extend approximately 2 miles from the Capital City Trail at Lake Farm County Park to McDaniel Park in the Village of McFarland. The trail is envisioned to eventually extend south to the City of Stoughton.

Proposed Dane County Seminole Mountain Bike Trails

Dane County Parks has been working with the City of Fitchburg, Dunns Marsh Neighborhood Association, Capitol Offroad Pathfinders (CORP) and neighboring property owners to plan a beginner level mountain bike trail system west of Seminole Highway. Final review of the trail layout is anticipated to occur in the spring of 2014, and possible trail construction by early summer 2014.

BikeDane

On April 12, 2013, Dane County Parks staff met with bicycle advocates and representatives from local units of government to share plans for future bicycle improvements and upcoming bicycling events across Dane County.

On March 27th, 2012 County Executive Joe Parisi met with bicycle advocates and representatives from local units of government to share plans for future bicycle improvements and upcoming bicycling events across Dane County.

The 2010 Bike Dane Executive Summary Report represents six months of hard work from the bicycling community across the county. The planning process began in July of 2010 and included several working group meetings throughout the remainder of 2010. Contact Chris James, Park Planner at 224-3763 or james@countyofdane.com for questions about this report.

Ice Age Junction Bicycle Pedestrian Trail Map

Dane County recently completed construction of the Ice Age Junction Bicycle/Pedestrian Trail. The off road paved bicycle pedestrian path is nearly 2 miles long and extends from the McKee/High Point Road intersection south to the Military Ridge State Trail parking lot area. Off road bicycle use on natural surface hiking trails is prohibited between Cross Country and McKee Roads. Dogs must have a Dane County dog permit and be on leash at all times along the trails.

Map for Bicyclists

The Madison Area Metropolitan Planning Organization has produced a map of Dane County that is especially useful for bicyclists. You can download it at the link below.

Capital City Trail Commuter Use Statement

Bicyclists who use the Capital City Trail primarily for commuting may be eligible for a subsidized pass. Check the statement form below for more information.