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Fat Tire Wisconsin
A Mountain Bike Trail Guide
Second Edition

W. Chad McGrath and Mark Parman


Strap on your helmet, check your brakes, and prepare to get muddy!

Razorback Ridge. Levis Mound. The Underdown. Washburn and Nepco Lake. Whether you're looking for a snake-like single track or a steep, down-hill double; whether you want to hit the trails near urban centers or escape to the scenic northern woods and waters, Fat Tire Wisconsin will take you there.

In this updated second edition, authors and Wisconsin natives W. Chad McGrath and Mark Parman share the knowledge gained from countless hours of riding Wisconsin's off-road bike trails. They've included twenty-one challenging new trail systems, as well as changes and expansions to older systems. Fat Tire Wisconsin includes includes details of terrain and levels of difficulty; trail maps, directions to the trail sites, and use fees; and information on organizations, races, and websites.

Worldwide, mountain biking is enjoying ever-increasing popularity. Wisconsin, already a popular and welcoming locale for cycling activities of all kinds, is fast becoming a leader in off-road biking. Fat Tire Wisconsin takes you straight into the heart of all off-road Wisconsin has to offer.

"At WORBA, we're constantly being asked for a list and descriptions of trails. Fat Tire Wisconsin is honest about both the good points and the bad." This is one book we can recommend."—Scott Frey, President, Wisconsin Off-Road Bicycling Association

W. Chad McGrath, a teacher, nurseryman, and freelance writer, is the author of Stride and Glide, a Wisconsin cross-country ski guide, and Great Wisconsin Walks. He lives near Wausau, Wisconsin. Mark Parman is bicycling editor for Silent Sports and has written for many publications, including Sports Afield, Velo-News, and Dirt Rag. He is the author of A Grouse Hunter's Almanac: The Other Kind of Hunting, also published by the University of Wisconsin Press. He is a member of the Firstar/Trek Cycling Team and has several wins and top finishes—both on- and off-road—in his fifteen-year career as a competitive cyclist. He teaches English at the University of Wisconsin–Marathon Center in Wausau.

Inquiries regarding review copies, events, and interviews can be directed to the publicity department at publicity@uwpress.wisc.edu or (608) 263-0734.

The cover of Fat Tire shows three mountain bikers on a Wisconsin trail.

June 2001
LC: 00-011981 GV
136 pp.  4 3/4 x 8
21 maps  

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