Chicago Sun-Times Article- Sparta, Wis., rolls out red carpet for cyclists!

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Sparta, Wis., rolls out red carpet for cyclists Published: 04:00 AM Sep 30,2009
BY LORI RACKL Travel Editor stayed with us at the B&B!

Back in the ?50s, a little boy named Tom would wait in his backyard every day at 3 p.m. sharp. That?s when the train headed for Chicago would come barreling out of a nearby tunnel and pass right by Tom?s house in southwest Wisconsin. Tom is no longer little at the age of 60. Trains no longer chug by his home, either. But he still waits in that same backyard for cyclists pedaling along the Elroy-Sparta trail, one of the oldest rails-to-trails bike paths in the country.