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    Trails on Trek land?

    I work for a trek dealer in southern CA, and I've heard from our rep and several other trek employees that there's a very cool trail system either on trek's land in waterloo or "across the street." Is this true? I'm in Madison for a few days with my bike and I'd like to get some fun riding in. Is this system merely a myth, not open to the public, etc.? Should i simply forget about it and go try Blue Mound or kettle moraine instead? Any recommendations are appreciated. Also, if any of you folk are up for letting me tag along on a ride sometime in the next several days, I'd be happy to reciprocate if you're ever in socal or western north carolina.
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    they are a myth, they don't exist. even if they did, you would be arrested for trespassing.

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    with all respect,

    perhaps you should be asking your boss, your rep, or the Trek employees you have spoken with.

    good luck.

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    Best to respect the area...

    They exist. Last year my LBS owners and employees got to ride it during Trek World. Other than that they are closed to the public...if you can find them. They are not readily advertised from the street, and if you do find the trail-head, there are plenty of signs letting you know that you are on private property and are trespassing.

    Best to try the Kettles or Blue Mound.

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    like the others have said...they're on private property and not open to the public, even though WI has generous limited liability for open public access. 'tis best to stay away. Blue Mound is way more technical anyways(on the ground technical that is). I would be nice if the trails were open, but Trek would have kind of a night mare on their hands. Maintenance would be a headache, and I'm sure hiding the prototypes would be a beyotch.
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    Yes they exist. They were even mentioned, including photos, in an issue of Moutain Bike magazine last year some time. They looked pretty sweet, but unfortunately are private - by invite only.

    As far as riding, I'm going to the Kettles Sunday AM. If you're interested in meeting up, drop me a PM.

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    Yes they exist. Here's what you need to do if you wish to ride them...

    Find a Trek employee.

    The trails can be ridden if you are escorted by a Trek employee. It's like being a country club/health club guest. Trek leases the land from the owner but it is posted and actively enforced by the sheriff and local PD so don't think you will get away with sneaking in to the trails.
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    If you're in Madison, you can also try Cam-Rock 3. Short drive from Madison and great trails. I ride out there twice a week.

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    I rode these trails as part of a Trek factory tour a few weeks ago. 15+ miles of awesome stuff. They had folks from Ray's, Whistler, and the IMBA come to cut these trails and build features on it. Great singletrack, freeride features everywhere (bridges, teeter-totters, etc), a pump track, jump part, and more. I was only able to get a mile or two in, but I would jump for a chance to go back and ride again. If you could ride that stuff, you'd never need to go anywhere else! It's that good.

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