Schwinn Fastback Arb Loop Challenge - Wisconsin Bike Week
Riding through the Arboretum is one of Madison's most unique ride experiences.
Schwinn (Pacific Cycle) is excited to participate in another Wisconsin Bike Week! This year, we’re excited to share some of our favorite routes that begin and end at the Schwinn global headquarters - 4902 Hammersley Road, Madison, WI. Feel free to leave you car in our parking lot while you enjoy one of the three Schwinn routes in Ride Spot. The first 75 individuals who complete a Schwinn Challenge between September 12th – 20th will earn a Schwinn beanie to keep them warm this fall!
FOOD DRIVE: Schwinn (Pacific Cycle) is also participating in Cycle September and will have a food donation bin to combat food insecurity in our region. Please bring a toiletry or non-perishable food item to drop off before you ride! The donation bin will be at the front door of the Pacific Cycle building and can be accessed during normal business hours (8am-5pm Monday through Friday). Feeding America predicts food insecurity will affect 12% of the Dane County population. That’s an increase of 63%, meaning 24,620 more people will need help this year!
The food drive drop off location is located in the front entrance of Schwinn (Pacific Cycle),
Taking off from the Schwinn (Pacific Cycle) headquarters, you'll head southeast taking the bike path under Verona Rd. From there you'll quickly climb to the Seminole highway's intersection where you'll turn left and descend to the entrance of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum.
Entering the Arboretum on McCaffery Drive, you'll wind through the beautiful park on paved asphalt roads. Depending on the season you will see all kinds of wildlife and colorful foliage! Winding through the Arb, you'll ride along the Lake Wingra shore where you'll see stand-up paddle boarders, kayaks, and fishermen enjoying the water.
Enjoy the nice view around Lake Wingra and through the Arboretum.
Continuing your jaunt around the Lake, you'll take a left on Vilas Park Drive which is the rear entrance to the Madison (Henry Vilas) Zoo. Once you pass the park, you'll take a quick left onto Edgewood Dr. which will put you on the campus of Edgewood College. Riding up past the campus, you'll intersect the historic Monroe Street which is a great spot to stop for a coffee or quick bite to eat. With many locally-owned restaurants along this stretch, it's hard to go wrong. After your snack, you'll pick up the Southwest Commuter Bike Path which is the home stretch back to Schwinn (Pacific Cycle)!