Holiday Ride!Bike Fest Spotlight — The Bike Fest joins Beer By Bike Brigade this Labor Day weekendJoin several hundred of your closest friends for Beer By Bike Brigade, “a once-a-month summer bar hop for responsible and fun-loving adults. No sign-ups, no dues, no restrictions. Bring your fun attitude & your bike lights.”  Beer By Bike Brigade is now a La Crosse tradition, but 2016 will be the first year it’ll happen over Labor Day weekend!  BBBB says that the evening of Saturday, September 3 will be their “monthly ride but with a twist. The La Crosse Bicycle Festival is joining us to make it one heck of a ride. We’ll show their many out-of-towners our own brand of bicycling nightlife.  Connecting people through collaborative efforts… it’s what BBBB enjoys most!”

Ride with GPSWhitehall English Century — See the best of rural Wisconsin this summer with our new Ride with GPS Ambassador Route, the Whitehall English Century! We have an expanded description, links, photos, and updated turn-by-turn directions so you can ride this route any time, at your own pace, self-supported. Starting from Holmen, Wisconsin, this route tours through the small towns of Trempeleau, Arcadia, Whitehall and Galesville.Like a weekend outing on rural British roads, an English century is a scenic ride meant to be enjoyed with friends, not raced to the end.

Like our detailed, self-supported routes? You can download and print maps and cue sheets, or get the turn-by-turn GPS directions for your smartphone. We’ve got nine online right now, with more on the way. See the Ride with GPS Ambassador Routes at — or at

Register now for the Midwest Active Transportation Conference; Friday, May 20, 2016, at UW-La Crosse.

Join UW-La Crosse Continuing Education and Extension and with Urban Connections at the Midwest Active Transportation Conference for one day of active learning, networking, collaboration and continuing education.  We are celebrating the bonds of all who share an interest in empowering people in our communities by increasing awareness, implementation and coordination of active transportation.

Whether you work in health promotion, urban design/planning/engineering, transportation, or are a citizen advocate, our primary goal is encouraging and accelerating effective strategies for engaging people in active modes of transportation.

WE NEED YOU! Got an idea for a social ride, off-road route, or bike tour that you’d like to see next Labor Day? Want to help plan next year’s Bike Fest?  Are you a local who could serve as a volunteer Ride Ambassador for group road rides?   Now’s the time to get involved — just contact us at [INSERT EMAIL ADDRESS]

Upcoming event:  Bike Fed Spring Classic Ride, Onalaska to Holland, April 17 at 1PM. More info at  and

Bike Fest 2016 Fat BikeEVENTS CALENDAR:  Do you have a bike event planned for 2016? Now’s a great time to add it to the Explore La Crosse events calendar: it’s free, your event will be promoted by the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau throughout the region (and beyond), and if you are a member of the bureau, you can hook the calendar up to your own website to automatically update.

Events can be as small as shop rides, swap meets or weekly get-togethers. Or as big as officially-sanctioned racing weekends! Plus, you can see what other events are planned in the region.