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There's no place like Door County in the summer. Surrounded by over 300 miles of shoreline, the county comes to life in a way that only the peninsula can. Spend your days in the sunshine at the beach, on the boat, or on your bikes. Spend your nights stargazing, listening to live music, or indulging in some cherry pie. Take your pick of an endless supply of summertime fun.

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Born to Ride with Deb Neuville

More people than ever are flocking to Door County to see the sites on the saddle of a bike. The county is now home to three century rides, a cyclocross race, and a fat tire race in February, not to mention the thousands of recreational riders riding solo or in small groups. 

Some love the road, some love the trail, others the snow on a fat tire bike.

Sturgeon Bay native Deb Neuville loves all three, hitting the trail when she can, riding her Salsa fat tire bike to roll over winter snow, and devouring roads on her Giant road bike by herself or in group rides with local riders Team Ativo all summer long.

We caught up with her to talk about why she loves cycling in Door County, and to get some tips on her favorite routes. 

Q: What do you love about about riding in Door County?
A:  Being outside in the elements. Smelling the flowers, being outdoors. You can find any route you want, quiet back roads, shoreline, through the city and villages.

That adrenaline, the endorphins kick in. Once you start getting into it, the more you spin your legs, you just keep going. As a child growing up in Sturgeon Bay near Samuelson’s Creek, if I wanted to get somewhere, my parents said, “there’s your bike, go.”

I love the cardio too. When I’m the only girl in our group rides, I’ll hang as long as I can and tell the guys, "don’t worry about me, you can drop me" (and they do). It’s a great challenge. And it’s good fitness, easy on the joints.

Q: How much do you ride?
A: On the low end, probably 40 miles per week, and up to a hundred or more. I do six century rides a year so I need the cardio!

Q: How did you get into biking?
A: I started when I turned 40 years old. A group of women got together, the Door County Divas, and started cycling, and we all sort of motivated each other. I did my first century ride, rode up to Gills Rock from Sturgeon Bay on a mountain bike, and nearly died. That was 16 years ago. 

Q: What are your favorite routes?
A: I like to ride south through Brussels and Forestville, to stay away from traffic, and try to find some hills to climb to get stronger. And I love to go through Potawatomi State Park to Sherwood Point lighthouse.

When it’s really hot, we’ll ride Glidden Drive and Cave Point, where it’s cooler on the lake side.

I also enjoy riding up the bayside to Gills Rock, then come down the lakeside because it’s cooler. The scenery is really pretty. And think about that, not many people live in an area that they can ride up the bayside and back the lakeside, and always be along the water without doubling back. In the morning I take pictures of the sunrise on the lake, then go down and take pictures of the sunset on the bay at night.

Q: What’s different about experiencing the county on a bike?
A: You don’t even notice anything in your car. When you’re on a bike you notice everything. Like in Southern Door, there’s so many Belgian brick houses down south. The beauty of riding solo is you can actually stop and take pictures!

Read more about biking in Door County or check out this map of Door County Biking Trails.