Hills Galore Build Character – Biking Around Lodi | Lodi Silent Sports

by wendysoucie on August 3, 2011

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Barn on Oconnor Road West Point Wisconsin

Barn on O'connor Road West Point Wisconsin

Ok, so not everyone likes hills, but my Dad always told me they build character. Choosing to live in the Scenic Lodi Valley, in the southwest corner of Columbia County, close to the Wisconsin Riverway, can lead to some hilly rides. In this case, my ride was chosen for the particular hills located around Lodi and West Point. I needed a short ride with a good workout to challenge me. On a hot Sunday, what I got was both scenic and hillacious!  Tell me how you like it when you try it.

Mapmyride Columbia County - Lodi  Hills Galore & Tough July Riding The route

I have been using the mobile app for Imapmyride for my android phone to track these routes for you. Not only does it map the course, but does a description of the route turn by turn, and tells you the % incline of the hills based on GPS data. This might not always be accurate, but close enough for you to understand what  you might be getting yourself into.

A picture worth a thousand words

For those who prefer the visual media, I have included a slideshow via Youtube to give you a better sense of the hills. This might not be a route for the faint of heart, or those looking for a sweat free biking event, but the views at the top of each hill are worth it.

What bike ride did you take this week?

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