I grew up in La Crosse. I've only recently gotten back into mountain biking, but when I was 13 or 14 years old I got a ticket from the Wisconsin DNR for riding on one of the trails in Hixon Forest that was for hiking only. My punishment was that I had to go to bike safety school. How funny is that? "You aren't supposed to ride on these forest trails, so we're going to make you learn how to safely ride your bike in traffic." Of course, now 25 years later it's one of the multi-use trails there that are open to bikes. I guess I just needed 25 years worth of patience!Yes, the Hixton trails are awesome!