Route: Military Ridge State Trail (WI)

Wisconsin, US
40 mi
Vertical Gain
1,000 ft

The 40-mile Military Ridge State Trail, in Iowa and Dane counties, connects Dodgeville and Madison by way of an 1855 military route between Verona and Dodgeville.  The trail is mostly (37.5 miles) crushed stone, with a little (2.5 miles) asphalt.

The route begins near the NE corner of Iowa St. and King St. in Dodgeville, and finishes on the pedestrian bridge crossing McKee Road (Highway PD) in Verona.

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Dana Dobbins and I, Emilia Cameron just set the new male and female self-supported FKTs, respectively. We ran the route today–Saturday, April 4, 2020. I will submit my GPX track and Strava route, as well as pictures. I believe Dana will do the same.

Heading out for the supported FKT today starting around 11am with Amanda Basham on bike for the second half! Looks like a perfect day!

I set the FKT for unsupported category yesterday, 8:43, thanks to Stephanie for setting the route and thanks to the website for managing these FKT.  I'll submit a short recap and my GPX file.

Cheer, Brad

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Camping tonight at Tom's Campground in Dodgeville, WI, planning to attempt a supported FKT tomorrow on Military Ridge!

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Tomorrow I will be attempting an unsupported FKT on Military Ridge looks like it is going to be a hot one! 

I'm planning to attempt an unsupported FKT on Military Ridge tomorrow in the early AM.

I’m planning on attempting a supported FKT tomorrow morning. 

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I attempted the FKT for unsupported female on 10/24/20. Finished in 6:51:38. So dang close. It was about 30 degrees, little wind and overcast. Fall colors just about faded. Saw mostly bike packing groups, especially near Blue Mound and other bikers, a few couples out walking their dogs. One of the tunnels near Epic was completely flooded out. It’s the one that I would normally look forward to reaching to use for cool water in the summer. I trained on flat but, quads weren’t having it.

I ran an unsupported female FKT yesterday 11/7/20. I have submitted my GPS files and am waiting for confirmation.

I will be attempting the Military Ridge trail supported female FKT today !