Ice Cream Shop Ride

Long Ride (22 miles)

Do you love the combination of biking and ice cream? Then this ride is for you! Over 22 miles, there are at least 8 options for frozen goodness. Start on State St at the Chocolate Shoppe, then head over to Lake Wingra to the newly reopened Michael’s Frozen Custard. Through the Arboretum and the Wingra Creek Park, you connect with the Lake Loop around Lake Monona. Here you can choose: Stop at the Monona Bait & Tackle Shop or stop a couple hundred feet farther at Paradise Island Ice Cream for paletas. Continue on the Lake Loop to Cottage Grove Road. If you like more custard, make a quick right and stop at Culvers or turn left to the east side Michael’s. Or continue on the Cap City Trail to the Garver Feed Mill, where Calliope will serve you things like “Brandy Old Fashioned Ice Cream.” Farther down the Cap City it’s time to show your allegiance in the east side battle of the ice cream shops: Chocolate Shoppe or Atwood Scoop? Finish the ride at Cold Stone Creamery on State Street.

Short Ride (16 miles)

The shorter version of the above ride.