Enjoy every last day fall biking in Oneida County. You may need to dress a little warmer—you’ll probably need gloves and a jacket—but the riding is beautiful. After most of the leaves have fallen, you can discover dramatic views that were obscured just weeks earlier. Wildlife is on the move, and there’s a good chance you’ll see deer headed through the forest and migratory birds headed south. Soon some biking routes will be closed for the season and people will be snowmobiling, skiing and snowshoeing. But for the moment, there still time to experience the outdoors on two wheels. Enjoy every moment.
Here are a few places to get rolling this month:
This trail north of Rhinelander includes a mix of level road riding and packed gravel. The route is also used by hikers and leashed dogs are allowed.
This level, crushed granite trail runs from Minocqua to Tomahawk. You’ll need to get a trail pass—they are sold by DNR service centers in Rhinelander and Woodruff as well as some area businesses. A daily pass costs $5.
Just north of Rhinelander you’ll find the Mud Lake Trail, a mountain biking route that includes some challenging segments. The trail hosts two mountain bike races every year.