3 Fall Biking Opportunities in the Geneva Lake Area

By Nat Wexler | Photo by Holly Leitner


The White River Trail is a scenic, multi-use trail in Walworth County along a former railroad bed that allows visitors to bike, hike and even ride on horseback. All cyclists 16 years and older need a trail pass — $5 for the day or $25 for the year — that
can be purchased at any trail access location.


Avant Cycle Café in downtown Lake Geneva is a gathering place for coffee and bike enthusiasts alike. The experts here offer bike services such as tune-ups, new bike sales and pedal-assist e-bike rentals. Avant Cycle Café also hosts a variety of group bike rides throughout the week and posts suggested local biking routes on its website, including the 20-mile “Around the Lake,” which will take you past both Geneva Lake and Lake Como.


Riders can sign up to participate in the Fat Tire Ride of Lake Geneva, which took place September 9, 2023. This annual, go-at- your-own-pace fundraising bike ride supports a variety of local charities, including Tree House Child & Family Center, Holiday Home Camp, Walworth County Special Olympics and many others. The 21 1⁄2-mile route over paved roads around Geneva Lake and Lake Como departs from Champs Sports Bar and Grill or The Ridge Resort. After completing the ride, riders celebrate with a pig roast. Check their site in 2024 for details on the next race.

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