The attention of the cycling world is clearly focused this week on the Tour De France. As Lance Armstrong makes an amazing play for his 8th win after three years in retirement, just about everyone who pulls out their bike these days wonders how they might stack up against the grueling pace over 3,500 kilometers of steep mountain roads. Especially here in Wisconsin, home of Trek Bicycle where Lance’s bikes are made, citizen riders pound pedal to pavement over scenic routes throughout Dane County that are as good or better than any you’ll find on the planet.
Michael Beibertiz author of the book “Great Dane Rides” said Madison is unique in that the city offers dozens of bike rides along well-maintained open roads just a few miles outside of town. His book, complete with maps and cue sheets, features a variety of cycling routes put together by members of the Bombay Bicycle Club accumulated over the past 30 years.
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