"Elroy-Sparta State Trail, US" Elroy by dromosapien

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Elroy-Sparta State Trail, Wisconsin, US

Elroy-Sparta State (bicycle) Trail, Wisconsin

established: 1972, the first rail-to-bicycle trail conversion in the US
distance: 51.5 km / 32 miles
grade: less than 3%
surface: crushed rock
tunnels: 3
-length 1 & 2 tunnels: 512 meters / 1,680 feet
-length 3rd tunnel: 1.2 km / 3,810 feet
route: Elroy- Kendall-Wilton-Norwalk-Sparta (or vice versa)

Towns along the bicycle trail:

Elroy, population: 1,575
Kendall, population: 470
Wilton, population: 520
Norwalk, population: 655
Sparta, population: 8,650

rides: Sept. 1976 / Sept. 1977 / Sept. 1978

(we would ride one-way, spend the night in Elroy and return the next day to our autos in Sparta. In 1977 I bought a glass of beer for ten cents in an Elroy bar -maybe more than one glass.)

Tunnel, Elroy-Sparta State Trail, Wisconsin

- one three tunnels on the trail

Elroy Depot, Wisconsin, US

constructed: 1910, for the Chicago and North Western Railroad
current use: Elroy Fire Station, since 1985

  • Last visit to Elroy: Sep 1978
  • Intro Updated Aug 9, 2012
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