Sparta Wisconsin, Bicycling Capital of America: Located just 26 miles North of Westby
Start the day with a bike ride on the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail with the starting point located in the old train depot. For bike rental stop in at Speed’s Bike Shop in Sparta. Bike to the tunnel or through to the next town. When you return to the depot head into downtown Sparta for lunch and shopping. Stop in at Ginny’s Cupboard on Water St. where refreshments from the 1957-soda fountain or the espresso bar awaits you. Enjoy homemade soup, sandwiches, and desserts too. The hometown hospitality from the real soda jerks will welcome you.
On your journey back to Westby, take a detour on County P West. This peaceful and scenic drive along Timber Coulee Creek allows you a close up view of the International Ski Jump Complex. Follow County P into Coon Valley and back to Westby on Highway 14. This 12-mile detour will be the perfect ending to a great day of exploring the outdoors on two and four wheels and not to mention a treat at Ole & Lena Kaffe Hus in downtown Westby would really top the day!