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Sunday Rides on Two Wheels
Motorcycling in Southern Wisconsin
Second Edition

Barbara Barber


Eighteen unforgettable routes along riverways and ridges, down rustic roads and coulees, and over 1,800 miles of southern Wisconsin’s best rides


“Re-riding the routes for this second edition was like visiting an old friend. I wondered why I had waited so long to do it. I found some major changes, like the bypasses around Lake Geneva and La Crescent. There were nice surprises of new pavement and a few ‘oh, dears’ at crumbling country roads—all part of the adventure of motorcycling. I’ve ridden in a lot of beautiful places, and southern Wisconsin is still one of the best. It draws me back with its winding roads, rural landscape, and friendly people.”—Barbara Barber


“An excellent, enjoyable and very worthwhile vacation planner and travel guide for the dedicated motorcyclist.”
Midwest Book Review


Sunday Rides on Two Wheels is a delightful, informative, and important biking book. Barbara Barber covers the roadways, byways, small back roads, and large highways in a most entertaining manner. Her maps, guidelines, and directions are crystal clear. If you ride in Wisconsin or surrounding neighborhoods, you will find her road coverage invaluable. Don’t leave home on your bike without it.”
—Barbara Joans, author of Bike Lust: Harleys, Women, and American Society


Barbara Barber bought her first motorcycle in 1997. Since that time she has ridden over 200,000 miles on five different bikes. She is currently a member of the Kenosha and Black River Falls Chapters of the Harley Owners Group. She resides in west central Wisconsin.


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Of Related Interest:
cover image of "Bike Lust" by Barbara Joans, featuring a photo of the author by her Harley-Davidson Low Rider in front of a bridge.Bike Lust
Harleys, Women, and American Society
Barbara Joans
"Joans takes the reader inside the minds and hearts of an emergent, important, and underreported American subculture."—Allucquere Rosanne Stone, author of The War of Desire and Technology at the Close of the Mechanical Age


The cover of the second edition of Barber's popular motorcycling guide is orange in tone, with a photo of a man riding a Harley down a Wisconsin road.

June 2009

LC: 2002074036 GV
176 pp.  6 x 9  
74 b/w photos, 20 maps


Paper $19.95 t
ISBN 978-0-299-23024-1
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“A dandy travel guide to some of Wisconsin’s best loved rides. . . . If you live in Wisconsin or neighboring states, or have any hint you might be traveling through, Sunday Rides on Two Wheels is a perfect companion for you.”
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