8/15/2013

La Crosse Area Bicycle Festival Celebrates Cycling in the Driftless Region Labor Day Weekend


Head down to La Crosse, WI this Labor Day Weekend for some of the best road cycling in the Midwest.  This is the weekend of the La Crosse Area Bicycle Festival which celebrates cycling in the scenic deep river valleys and bluffs of the Driftless Region of Southeastern Minnesota and West Central Wisconsin.  It will be a weekend of great cycling and fun family activities.  The festival begins Thursday, August 29th lasting through the weekend and wrapping up on Monday, September 2nd.

Image Credit:  www.bicyclelacrosse.com

The weekend kicks off on Thursday night with a Registration Packet Pick-Up Party at Pearl Street Brewery in La Crosse.  All weekend long a variety of rides with different routes and distances depart from Cameron Park in Downtown La Crosse.  Rides include:

Self-Guided Rides
  • 30-100 Mile Featured Road Rides
  • Sculpture Tour
  • Mountain Biking
  • Trail Rides
  • 200K Randonn√©e
  • Tandem & Recumbent Rides
  • Gravel Ride
Guided Rides
  • Heritage & Architectural Tours
  • Birding Ride
  • Coffee & Muffin Rides
  • Homemade Ice Cream Rides
  • Single Speed Ride

For a complete list, visit the Bicycle La Crosse website or download the Printable Schedule of Events.

The La Crosse Area Bicycle Festival coincides with the Downtown Sound  Music Festival which takes place on Saturday and Sunday from 2:00 to 10:00 pm.  The music festival will feature live entertainment on a bicycle powered stage!  For more information, visit the Downtown Sound Music Festival Facebook page.





Some great door prizes will be up for grabs on Sunday night for all registered Bicycle Festival participants who completed at least one ride and are 16 years of age or older.  The Grand Prize is a new Wyatt Bicycle and Bicycle Festival Jersey.


Online registration for the La Crosse Area Bicycle Festival is now available, click here.  If you are in need of lodging for the weekend, Bicycle La Crosse has set up a page of bicycle-friendly hotels in the area as well as links to more lodging and dining opportunities.
 
The La Crosse Area Bicycle Festival is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health Systems.

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