Come stay at the Hamilton House after a day of biking around the Kettle Moraine State park. Miles of off road and country road trails await you and your bike.  If you prefer, head over to the La Grange General Store to rent a bike. then you do not have to bring your bikes from home.

Below is a list of whitewater’s three bike shops.  See links to a few of my favorite leisurely  bike rides including a stop at the Artisan well to refill your water bottle and a quiet picnic spot.

Return to the Hamilton House for a relaxing soak in a jetted tub for two, followed by a glass of wine on the front porch. We have secure bike storage, allowing you to head off to dinner leaving your bikes safely behind.

Hamilton House Amenities for Cyclists

  • covered, secure bike storage
  • bike wash equipment
  • maps of area bike routes
  • emergency bike equipment
  • rails to trails
  • four area bike shops with  rentals, repairs and knowledge of area routes
  • country roads
  • mountain biking

Biking Map In PDF

Southern Kettle Moraine Bike Shops / Group Ride information

Backyard Bike Shop W6098 Highway 12 (Hwy 12 & Co Rd H) Whitewater, WI 53538 (262)495-8600 Open daily – call for hours

Bike shop, bike rents, General Store, Cafe. Ride to Kettle Moraine John Muir bike trails.

Printable Bike Trails and Bike Routes. Trail conditions: 262/594-6200 (DNR)

Tuesday night group ride 6:00pm, warm up at 5:30. Details at Backyard Events

Thursday night women’s group ride 6pm. Details at Lady Flyers


1155 West Main Street  Whitewater, WI   (262) 473 – 4730.  Monday Closed, Tuesday – Thursday 10-6,

Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-4, Sunday 11-2Friday Night Bike Rides at 5:15 open to everyone

We change flats while you wait

You are invited to stop in, enjoy a fresh brewed cup of coffee and take a look at our wide selection of outdoor “toys.” Bring in your bike for repairs and upgrades or just stop in to learn more about local riding and recreational areas.

Quiet Hut Sports

186 W Main Street  Whitewater, WI 53190  262-473-2950Monday – Friday 10:00am 5:30pm, Saturday 9:00am 5:00pm, Sunday Closed

One block walk from the Hamilton House

2Rivers Bicycle

102 W. Sherman Avenue  Fort Atkinson, WI 53538    920-563-2222Mon-Wed, Fri 10am-6pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sat 8am-4pm,  Sun Closed

Across the street from Jefferson County’s rails to trails bike path

Women’s Bike Ride

Thursdays 6 – 7 pm Hwy 12 & Hwy H

(262)949-1748, (262)495-8600.

A Women’s Only Bike Ride. Every Thursday at 6 pm from the 1st Thursday in April until the last Thursday in September (weather permitting). Leaving from the LaGrange General Sore.   The Lady Flyers is a recreational cycling group of women of all ages and all abilities (beginner to advanced) who enjoy camaraderie, fun and fitness. The group promotes bicycling as a lifetime activity that empowers women through good health, wellness, friendship, and personal accomplishment. The group vibe is non-intimidating and easy for beginners to get involved. Clinics are held periodically to teach basic bike maintenance or other bike related activities. These are unsupported rides, but route maps are available for download. Each route is ridden three times in a row to help familiarize everyone with the roads. Biking is on the back roads around the beautiful Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest in Wisconsin near the towns of Palmyra, East Troy, Whitewater and Elkhorn. Helmets are required on all the rides.

Inn to Inn Bike Trip

This past summer we were one of the fortunate inns to host Bob and Ann during their bike trip through the countryside of Southeastern Wisconsin. We truly enjoyed their stay and it was great fun to live vicariously through them as they biked from inn to inn. I am pleased to share their gallery of photos taken during their travels.We were in our element…..biking on country roads (with only an occasional car) with a lot of cows, barns, corn, and endless peaceful, picturesque scenes!!! Memorable stays at B&Bs in Whitewater, Cambridge, and Wales….beautiful rooms, warm and wonderful hosts, incredible 3/4 course breakfasts, most interesting guests, and enjoyable walks in and around each town. One of our favorite times together! :-)Wanted to share “a taste of Wisconsin” with you…ENJOY!   Anne and Bob 

Hamilton House Bed & Breakfast

Premier Lodging in the Southern Kettle Moraine State Park