Elroy Sparta Trail Guidebookby Bob Sobie
The Elroy Sparta Trail Guidebook is the definitive source for the information needed to enjoy yourself on this beautiful bicycle trail. Where to dine, where to stay, what to do, even which direction to bike is included in this book that was written by one of the foremost enthusiast of the Elroy Sparta Trail. This book also includes the connecting trails, 400 State Trail, Omaha Trail, La Crosse River State Trail, and the Great River State Trail
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As one of the Friday riders listed in this book, I have known and ridden with Bob Sobie, the author of the Elroy Sparta Trail Guidebook, for a number of years. As a matter of fact it was my Bachelor bike ride that Bob mentions in the book. As an author and a psychologist I believe I have a unique perspective of Bob and the words he wrote in this book. If the famous analyst C.G. Jung were to meet Bob he would probably call him a ¿sensing¿ person. Let me tell you why I believe that's important for an author of a guidebook. Being a sensing person Bob writes what he gets through his senses. He writes about what sights you will see. He describes the sounds you'll hear. He includes how much the trail will incline or decline. He even includes what you should expect from sleeping and eating at various places along the trail. Though his own passion about the trail definitely does leak out, he leaves whether you ride or how much you ride up to you, as he does with all the other attractions in the area.
Finally....the essential trail guide worthy of the scenic Elroy Sparta Trail----America¿s first rails-to-trails bikeway. From tunnels to trails to history to tourist attractions to accommodations, the Sobie Guide is a celebration of cycling and the natural beauty of the unglaciated regions of southwest Wisconsin.
If you plan on riding the Elroy Sparta trail in Wisconsin this is a must have book. Take your time and read it before venturing to the trail. The author has ridden this trail numerous times and lists all the best places to eat, sleep and visit. He mentions places that are 'must sees' you will probably miss if you don't read this book. The author also did a lot of research on the construction and history of the railroad and tunnels that ran where this trail resides. This info is included in the book.
This book needs to be on your must purchase list before you decide to visit the Elroy Sparta Trail. This book includes information on places to eat, where to stay, trail conditions, shuttle services, what to do with families. This book is a great reference book and well as a trip planner! A must read!!!!