Life and biking are easy on Madeline Island. There's nothing but the breeze to slow you. A ride to Big Bay State Park won't strain you either. No one needs an excuse to take a rest among the sculptured rocks that line the point.
If you've got a mountain bike, or mountain legs, there's a challenge for you on the mainland. The Lake Superior bluffs are tough and beautiful. In spring, they are white with apple blossoms. In fall, the peninsula is spectacular in the golds, ambers, and rusts of the season. Anytime is a great time to visit Chequamegon Bay as the hills are always steep and the island is always easy.
Distance is 9 miles for the paved and gravel road mainland loop; 16 miles for the paved Madeline Island loop. Trailhead is located in Bayfield at 2nd St & Washington Ave (on-street parking). In La Pointe at the Madeline Island Historical Museum.
Contact Bayfield Chamber of Commerce, 800-447-4094.