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Where to rent bikes and get a shuttle on the Badger and Sugar River trails?

If we want to start on the bike trails in Brodhead or Monroe and end in Belleville, is there any type of shuttle that takes us back to our car? Is there a bike rental in Brodhead or Monroe? - Loraine, Lincolnwood, Ill.

In Monroe, you can rent bikes at the Bike Haus. It's near Twining Park, right on the Badger State Trail at 480 14th Ave. Call 608-293-6791.

Two motels do shuttling: the Gasthaus Motel in Monroe, 608-328-8395, and the Swiss Aire Motel on the Sugar River State Trail in New Glarus, 608-527-2138.

In New Glarus, you can rent bikes at the Depot on the Sugar River State Trail, 608-527-2095.

Also from New Glarus, retired milk deliveryman Gene Webber provides shuttles on the trails. He charges $30 to drop off two people and their bikes in Brodhead for the 23-mile ride on the Sugar River trail back to New Glarus.

He charges $40 to drop off two people and their bikes in Monroe for the 16-mile ride back to New Glarus on the Badger and Sugar River trails. Reserve a shuttle in advance by calling him at 608-527-2870.

For more about the Badger trail, see A slice of cheese country. For more about Monroe, see Cheese country.

For more about the Sugar River trail and New Glarus, see Swiss at heart.


Last updated on March 29, 2012