Looking to get off-road? Bikers will discover fine riding on single-track routes in Middleton, as well as friendly bike shops where they can pick up the latest gear. Read on to learn more about Middleton’s mountain biking options.
Where to go
The first stop for any mountain biker in Middleton should be the Middleton Bike Park, located at the entrance to Pleasant View Golf Course on the southwest side of the city. (A trailhead in the parking lot leads to the park.) The park was built in 2010 by the Capital Off-Road Pathfinders (CORP), a mountain biking group in the greater Madison area.
Middleton Bike Park features a 5,000 square-foot pump track, a jump line and a one-mile single-track loop. Explore three different routes—The Fairway, Slice and Mulligan. Use of the park is free.
Any mountain bike is suitable for the trails at Middleton Bike Park, but CORP says a small hardtail works best for the jumps and the pump track. Click here to see the latest trail conditions.
Bikers can also find a mix of paved and gravel trails running through the Pheasant Branch Conservancy.
Rentals, service & more
Need gear or a tune-up (or even a whole new bike)? Head to Wheel & Sprocket in Middleton (formerly Middleton Cycle), where you’ll find friendly staff, a full-service bike shop, group rides and more.
After your ride
Fuel up at Middleton’s tasty restaurants or treat yourself with a craft beer at Middleton’s award-winning Capital Brewery. Staying overnight? Book a room at one of Middleton’s Travel Green-certified lodging properties.