Popular WI Outdoor Music Venue Is Home To Amazing Bike Trails
It's a little know fact that there are some awesome off-road mountain bike trails at a world-famous concert amphitheater in Wisconsin.
Alpine Valley Is One Of My Favorite Places To Visit In Wisconsin
If you're not familiar with Alpine Valley, it's a resort in East Troy, Wisconsin. You can find it off of I-43 between Beloit and Milwaukee. The place first appeared on my radar when I was in middle school. We would take school ski trips there. Alpine is a pretty good place to ski in southern Wisconsin, especially for beginners. Plus, they have a nice resort. For a long time, I thought it was just open in the winter.
Alpine Valley Is One Of The Best Concert Venues In The World
In high school is when I discovered the outdoor music venue. It's my favorite place to check out concerts. I've been to many shows there through the years. In fact, the venue is famous all over the world. Some of the greatest bands ever have played there. I have so many great memories from Alpine Valley. It's not just going to a show, it's a huge event. You get up there early to tailgate. Then, sit back and jam on the lawn. It's the best live music vibe.
There's A Lot More To Discover At Alpine Valley
I found out that besides ski and concert season, the Alpine Valley resort has a lot more to offer visitors. That's when I discovered that the resort is open all year round. It's not just for winter. There are plenty of summer activities too like golf and swimming.
Little Know Fact That Alpine Valley Is An Amazing Place For Mountain Biking
Considering the terrain of the area, it would make sense that it's an amazing place for mountain biking. It's funny that I've been there so many times and this is the first I've heard about it. The trail is a single track and 8.1 miles. The ascent is 1,034 and the descent is 1,035. The cost is just $5 per trip or $25 for the whole year. Helmets are required. It sounds like quite the adventure.
From the start, the trail is an ascending, leg-burning climb in the trees up the side of the ski hill. After you go around the excavation pit, miles of twists, turns, punchy climbs, and fast descents await.
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