Moderate A mostly moderate ride with three climbs, two of which are challenging. This route heads east up the rural La Crosse River valley to Bangor before turning north and engaging the first climbs of the day. Starting with a moderate hill (that can still be a bit surprising), you’ll get your heart rate up for the steady, steep and challenging Highway E climb. After a turn in Mindoro you follow a scenic and winding road to the famous Mindoro Cut before a fast descent back to West Salem. Motorcyclists come from all over the midwest to do this twisting route, and cyclists will love it too.

63 miles

Ride with GPS

North East Route
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Elroy Sparta Trail

Elroy Sparta Trail

Outdoor Recreation Alliance

Outdoor Recreation Alliance

L-N-L Gravel Grinder

L-N-L Gravel Grinder

Goose Island – Stoddard

Goose Island – Stoddard

Myrick Park

Myrick Park

Tri-State Metric Century

Tri-State Metric Century

Human Powered Trails, Inc.

Human Powered Trails, Inc.

Grandad Bluff Loop

Grandad Bluff Loop

Norski Tur

Norski Tur

Onalaska to Riverside Park via Bike/Ped Bridge

Onalaska to Riverside Park via Bike/Ped Bridge

Coon Valley Coulee Express

Coon Valley Coulee Express

Stoddard – Chaseburg

Stoddard – Chaseburg

The West Salem Dairy Days Classique

The West Salem Dairy Days Classique

Great River State Trail

Great River State Trail

North-East Route

North-East Route

Riverside Park to Elroy – Sparta Trailhead

Riverside Park to Elroy – Sparta Trailhead

Whitehall English Century

Whitehall English Century

Driftless Region’s Most Scenic Ride

Driftless Region’s Most Scenic Ride

400 Wisconsin State Trail

400 Wisconsin State Trail

Baristas Epic Coffee Ride

Baristas Epic Coffee Ride

Cheddarman

Cheddarman

La Crosse River State Trail

La Crosse River State Trail

Riverside Park to Great River Trail

Riverside Park to Great River Trail

Memorial Day Figure Eight

Memorial Day Figure Eight

La Crescent to Riverside Park

La Crescent to Riverside Park

Apple Blossom Loop

Apple Blossom Loop

Public Air Pumps and Repair Stands

Public Air Pumps and Repair Stands

Speed’s Bike Shop

Speed’s Bike Shop

Root River Trail Towns

Root River Trail Towns

Brownsville-Hokah

Brownsville-Hokah