Hi Everyone, 

I have recently moved to MKE for grad school at Marquette. I have been looking into some of the trails of milwaukee to do some riding(Joel's river adventure and the river trail) and was wondering how safe are they? I currently live down by Marquette and know that there are some bad neighborhoods on this side of the city as well as some up by the UWM campus. If anyone can give me some guidance, I would greatly appreciate it. 



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Comment by Rance Frankum on March 18, 2012 at 7:10am

I havn't ridden the Milwaukee River Trails in a wile but they are always a lot of fun,  sections of the trail are illegal to ride of (because of private property) but the trail still connects and flows just fine, ive heard of robberies on the trail before but have never experienced anything like that.  ive ridden plenty of times there on my own but I would recommend going with someone.  you will find, hikers, runners, off leash dogs, and LOTS of random other people.  

Comment by Chelsey on April 11, 2012 at 4:34pm

Hi Nick. I am pretty new to Milwaukee as well and would like to try out some of the trails. I heard Crystal Ridge is a good one. If you want to try out any of the trails in MKE I would be willing to ride with you. None of my friends bike and I would prefer not to try out new trails on my own.



Comment by Doug Carlson on April 11, 2012 at 8:04pm

I am also new to Milwaukee and was planning on trying out one of the local trails tomorrow after work.  Let me know if anyone is interested.  I was thinking about either Alpha or Hoyt Park...

Comment by Jacob Tischer on April 11, 2012 at 9:59pm

Did 4 laps at Crystal Ridge/Alpha Trail today, the trails are in great condition! Planning on heading out there tomorrow morning before work. Alpha Trail is fairly easy to navigate, but crystal ridge could be kinda of confusing for a first timer. Planning on heading out to the kettle moraine this weekend; probably the best riding within a hour of Milwaukee. Happy Riding!

Comment by Chelsey on April 12, 2012 at 9:30am

So I cannot go biking after work today, but I could go tomorrow after work or anytime Saturday. Anyone interested and where would you want to go? It looks like it might rain this weekend, but we can keep our fingers crossed that it doesn't!

Comment by Doug Carlson on April 12, 2012 at 11:26am

I'm up for a ride after work Friday if the weather cooperates.  Think I'll try Alpha tonight for the first time!

Comment by Chelsey on April 17, 2012 at 10:45am

Are you guys going to the meeting tonight?

Comment by Doug Carlson on April 18, 2012 at 7:52am

Sorry, just saw this.  I was planning on it, but got busy.  Do you guys go?  I will plan on next month...


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