MADISON, Wis. -

Bike trails in Dane County are already pretty connected, but the options for biking across the area are going to get better.

Tuesday marked the fourth annual Bike Dane meeting, where the county shares its bike trail construction plans with bike enthusiasts.

The purpose is to get input from trail users, and also to see the progress being made in making biking even more viable throughout Dane County.

“We couldn’t do this without the input and encouragement from all of the people in our community who really want to see this happen,” Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said. “Despite the fact that we have long, difficult winters, this is one of the top biking communities in the country.”

This year’s updates included news on an much-anticipated trail connecting Madison to McFarland and a new trail connecting Holy Wisdom Monastery to Waunakee. There’s also a plan to build a 3-mile, off-road dirt bike trail.