Strap on the helmet, tighten the grip, and prepare to get muddy! Razorback Ridge. Levis Mound. The Underdown. Washburn and Nepco Lake. Whether you're looking for a snake-like singletrack or a steep descent; whether you want to hit the trails near urban centers or escape to the scenic northern woods and waters, Fat Tire Wisconsin will take you there. In this updated second edition, authors and Wisconsin natives W. Chad McGrath and Mark Parman share the knowledge gained from countless hours of riding Wisconsin's off-road bike trails. They've included twenty-one challenging new trail systems, as well as changes and expansions to older systems. Fat Tire Wisconsin includes details of terrain and levels of difficulty; trail maps, directions to the trail sites, and use fees; and information on organizations, races, and websites. Worldwide, mountain biking is enjoying ever-increasing popularity. Wisconsin, already a popular and welcoming locale for cycling activities of all kinds, is fast becoming a leader in off-road biking. Fat Tire Wisconsin takes you straight into the heart of all off-road Wisconsin has to offer.
W. Chad McGrath, a teacher, nurseryman, and freelance writer, is the author of Stride and Glide, a Wisconsin cross-country ski guide, and of Great Wisconsin Walks. He lives near Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin. Mark Parman is bicycling editor for Silent Sports and has written for many publications, including Sports Afield, Velo-News, and Dirt Rag. He is a member of the LeMond/GPGS Cycling Team and has several wins and top finishes - both on-and off-road - in his fifteen-year career as a competitive cyclist. He teaches English at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon Center in Wausau.