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The most well-known trail in the Sparta area is the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail. It is a long trail through beautiful Wisconsin countryside. Any town can say it's the bicycle capital, but those who can prove it through a solid infrastructure of trails, has an advantage over the competition, in my book.
Then there's the cool bicycle statue that says welcome to Sparta, Wisconsin. Do Portland, OR & Boulder, CO have large bicycle statues? Oh sure, Boulder has the runner statue and nearby Louisville, CO does have a statue of the late-great John Breaux standing beside his bike; but the huge, colorful biker statue in Sparta kicks butt, in comparison.
The bottom line is that Sparta has the trails and it has the bicycle pride. Ladies & gentlemen, we have a new bicycling capital... for now anyway... until you can prove to me that your town deserves to be capital for a while.