Bicycle Pathway SystemRoot River Pathway SignThe Root River  Pathway extends 4 miles from the Main Street Bridge in downtown Racine to the bird sanctuary: Colonial Park.  The pathway is an ideal way to explore Racine by bicycle, skateboard, roller-blade, or foot. Tracing the banks of the Root River , the trail includes educational signposts that share the history ofthe Root and pragmatic ways residents and visitors can help preserve its natural habitat.

This unique perspective of Racine offers a bit of wilderness within City limits where open waters and riparian habitat offer space for the mind to roam.  The Root River Pathway connects to the Lake Michigan Pathway at the Main Street Bridge with additional links to the Racine, Sturtevant, MRK, and North Shore trail networks.


Root River Pathway
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Maps are available at the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department, and five Community Centers.


Public bicycle rentals are available at :


Racine’s Wild Places.  Get out there!