Here are a few tips to help you plan for your bicycling adventure:
Dress in layers. Through the course of a single day, you’ll be better able to adjust your clothing to temperature changes if you are wearing layers.
Bring insect repellant. Let's face it- mosquitoes, insects and wood ticks are the trade-off for spending time in Mother Nature’s playground. A little bit of precaution will keep you bite-free and comfortable.
Bring along these maps, a compass, a gazetteer, and if possible a GPS unit. The Northwoods are beautiful–and big. Maps and GPS units not only help to make sure you’re on the right trail, they can also help you explore and find new roads and trails. These items are especially important if you are riding unmarked trails.
Remember to drink plenty of water before, during and after bicycling.
Northwoods Bicycling Safety
Always wear a helmet.
Ride at a speed and in a manner that allows for control of your bike at all times.
Keep at least two full bike lengths between you and the next rider.
Use adequate reflectors and lights when riding at night.
Be aware of pedestrians or others that may be using trails and ride accordingly.
Be cautious when crossing highways, roads, railroad tracks and other trails.
Be respectful of the environment and its animal inhabitants.
Be extra cautious when riding on unmarked trails or in unfamiliar areas.