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Nature provides the best track for any cyclist!  On smooth, paved roads for a leisurely ride, or over challenging terrain to test your mettle, experience spring blooms and fall foliage first-hand.  Enjoy Washburn’s Historic Bike Tour with your family, or overcome the steep, winding trails of Mt. Ashwabay and Mt. Valhalla for a sense of accomplishment. Or you can just bike around town for a sweet treat. No matter what your plans are Washburn has a route for all ages and all bodies.

Physical maps, routes, and self-guided tour pamphlets can be picked up at the Chamber for free during office hours:

Washburn Area Chamber

100 W Bayfield Street, Washburn, WI

M-F 8:30-4pm




Bike out our front door onto the ice of the Chequamegon Bay and explore Washburn’s very own ice caves east of town!  Winter offers a new way to adventure for cyclists.  The best way to explore by bike on the lake is with a fat tire bike, the wide, low-volume winterized tires will take you anywhere with ease. Strap on your snow tires and hit the snowy trails of the North Woods, the ice of Lake Superior, or the deep, sandy ruts of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and take in the beauty of the Northland in its winter coat. The lake and winter weather is constantly changing. If you want to ride on the lake we encourage you to go with a group and to check the ice conditions ahead of time. The safest bet is to register for the North Coast Cycling Associations Bike Across the Bay event that takes place in February.

Mt. Ashwabay Ski & Recreation area fat tire trail map.


Held every year on the fourth Saturday in June, the Superior Vistas Bike Tour promotes the beauty of our Chequamegon Bay and celebrates the community with 7 different routes. Cruise through rolling hills, surrounding forests, and countryside while enjoying an incredible view of Lake Superior you can’t get anywhere else!

The ride is fully supported with route maps, rest stops, and support vehicles, and features food and beverage stops along the way.  Some routes overlap so you may lengthen or shorten your ride as you wish!

  • 13 Mile Loop – beginner-friendly, hilly, with rest stops at miles 5 and 8
  • 19 & 34 Mile Loops – one rest stop at Long Lake
  • 40 Mile “Out & Back” Loop – 5 fully-stocked rest stops
  • 52 & 70 Loops – through Moquah Barrens, then over 20 miles of the smoothest blacktop the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest has to offer
  • 100 “Century” Mile Loop – overlaps with the 52 & 70 Mile Loops

Visit CAMBA’s page for the most up-to-date information on trail conditions, maps, and general information.

Read about Washburn in the MJS Article for the top 10 best cities for bicyclists in the U.S.

“Washburn, a city on the edge of Lake Superior, ranks as the sixth-best place in the world for bicyclists, according to a new global ranking.
Washburn also ranked as fifth-best in the country and overall best of the 64 Wisconsin cities evaluated by PeopleForBikes, a national organization working to improve conditions for bicyclists.”

Washburn Fall Color Ride Passport

biking in washburn