We also loved to ride on the paved road at Horicon Marsh, around twenty miles from Ripon.
I believe that Horicon Marsh earns the distinction of largest Cattail marsh in the US.
At least twice a week, Linda and I ferried the bikes to this spot criss-crossed with hiking trails we experience now and again with our bikes.
Linda and I now carry a bird and a flower book, stopping frequently to enjoy Purple Cone Flowers or the many Canada Goose families that waddle the road on which we bike. Horicon offers an appealing selection of wild flowers and many species of birds; take a look at the pictures from this summer's fun.