The world’s largest bike – an old-fashioned high wheeler formed out of fiberglass – welcomes visitors to Sparta, which dubs itself the “Bicycling Capital of America.” Located off I-90, the town offers ready access to several nationally known bike trails including the Elroy-Sparta State Trail, the first rails-to-trails bicycle route in the country. Sparta’s downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its hospitality and location make it a good “home base” for day trips to nearby attractions. Eleven miles north of Sparta the Wegner Grotto is a fantastic garden of concrete sculptures decorated with thousands of glittering glass shards. Fort McCoy, eight miles northeast of Sparta, offers an excellent public recreation area as well as interesting military displays.
Concerts In the Park
May 25 - August 24
Enjoy an outdoor concert during the summer months from our band shell located in tree -hearty Evans Bosshard Park. Be sure to bring your lawn chair or blanket....
August 19 - August 21
No there are no alligators in Leon, so how does Leon end up having Gatorfest? A USA today article talked about communities in the north having to deal with...
Will to Ben Bike Tour
October 09 - October 14
Starting from Port Byron, Illinois's Will B. Rolling statue and ending at the Ben Bikin' statue in Sparta, WI, Will B. Rolling to Ben Bikin' Bike Tour is the...