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Biking + Trails
The Ozaukee County Tourism Council and the Ozaukee County Planning and Parks Department received a $35,000 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism in 2019 to to develop an engaging branding campaign that can be used by the communities along the Ozaukee Interurban Trail. Click here for an article about the project launch and to learn more. JEM grant activities were completed in spring 2020. Please view the report and/or an Ozaukee Press article published 3/18/21 on grant activities for additional information.
The Ozaukee County Tourism Council and the Ozaukee County Planning and Parks Department received a $35,000 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism to to develop an engaging branding campaign that can be used by the communities along the Ozaukee Interurban Trail. Click here for an article about the project launch to learn more.
The Ozaukee Interurban Trail is a 30-mile paved, multi-use trail that spans the entire length of Ozaukee County. Take a ride on southeastern Wisconsin’s premier trail through friendly communities offering activities that will please your entire group. Enjoy touring Ozaukee County while biking, in-line skating, skiing, walking or running in an off-road environment, that has a gentle grade and is safe for the entire family.
The Ozaukee Interurban Trail is full of exciting destinations. The trail connects historic downtowns with natural landscapes. Views along the trail include parks, golf courses, woodlands, wetlands, farmlands, Cedar Creek, the Milwaukee River, Lake Michigan and it is designated as a “Great Wisconsin Birding and Nature Trail.”
Not ready for a 30-mile ride? Take a shorter five, ten or fifteen-mile ride between Mequon, Thiensville, Cedarburg, Grafton, Port Washington and Belgium. While traveling the Trail, stop for a winery tour, enjoy concerts and experience numerous recreational and cultural activities.
Need a getaway? Numerous lodging facilities, including bed & breakfasts, are located along the Trail. During your stay, enjoy local festivals, concerts, and numerous cultural activities. Unlike many shared-use trails in the State of Wisconsin, use of the Ozaukee Interurban Trail is free for everyone and is intended for year-round use.
For more information, visit the Ozaukee Interurban Trail website.
Looking to explore beyond the Trail? The Ozaukee Bike Routes website
offers turn-by-turn directions for a variety of planned bicycling routes in Ozaukee County. The routes range in length from 14 to 95 miles and provide effort levels that vary from easy to demanding. Some of the routes emphasize scenic views, historic villages, restaurant stops, and parks; some of the routes are designed to test a cyclist’s ability and endurance. Both the novice cyclist and the experienced racer should find suitable routes. The shorter routes can provide for a great family outing. There are 20 routes that are organized by their length and effort level.
The routes have been created by Ozaukee Bikes Routes, an organization of volunteers devoted to facilitating the enjoyment of Ozaukee County’s world-class environment for bicycle touring. Each ride is based on the personal cycling experience of the veteran cyclist who created the route. Every route places a premium on safety and low traffic roads. Ozaukee Bike Routes was created to promote bicycling as a fun, healthy and environmentally friendly way to explore and enjoy Ozaukee County. We invite you to enjoy the riches of Ozaukee County in the fun and natural manner that only a bicycle can provide.