The Oshkosh area offers outstanding bicycling. The city is home to trails that provide enjoyable riding for cyclists of all abilities. The River Walk – link to River Walk page – follows the Fox River downstream from the center of the city. That trail now connects to the Wiouwash Trail, which follows an old railroad bed north and west of Oshkosh. The trail is in two sections and crosses Winnebago, Outagamie, Waupaca and Shawano Counties and it crosses prairies and wetlands.
Some ambitious cyclists ride the entire way around Lake Winnebago. It’s not a short ride – the route is about 90 miles – but with its delicious restaurants and relaxing hotels, Oshkosh is the perfect place to launch a long-distance (or short-distance) cycling adventure. Every August, cyclists compete around Lake Winnebago in Race the Lake.
If you’re looking for a group ride, check out the Oshkosh Cycling Club It has information about rides in and around Oshkosh that cover different paces and distances. The club also sponsors a bike swap every March.
Winnebago Bicycle at 502 N. Main St., Oshkosh, offers quality bikes and helmets for rent. It also sells new and used bikes, it provides bike repair service and it sells cycling accessories. Winnebago Bicycle can be reached at 920-426-3020.