La Crosse, WI

Group Bike Rides

If you enjoy biking with company as much as we do you’ll definitely want to try some of the group rides featured below.  Scroll further below to see the groups you can join to get notifications about rides and events.

Recurring Bike Rides

Smith's Women's Road | Monday 5:30pm

This women’s road bike ride occurs during the summer months. It is strictly a road bike ride for women who are comfortable riding on the streets. Meet at the bike shop at 5:30pm. Routes and distances will vary. Two skill levels will be offered during most rides.

Smith's Beginner's Ride | Tuesday 6:00pm

This ride is for beginners or social road riders only, no pushing the pace. The rides will start shorter early in the season and get longer as the season progresses. We welcome people of all abilities, but you must be on a road bike and be able to maintain at least 12mph. If you have any questions, please stop in and we’ll make sure you can take part in these fun, instructional rides. Routes will be pre-determined and might not always start at the shop. Please see the event calendar.

Smith's MTB | Friday 5:30pm

This group mountain bike ride occurs during the summer and is open to all ages and skill levels. Meet at the bike shop at 5:30pm and ride to Hixon, up Vista, and to the HPT trails. Or, meet up with us at any point along the way.

EMAG | Tuesday / Friday 5:30am

Road ride Tuesday and Friday leaving at 5:30am from the dog park near Myrick park. It is a 19 mile or so loop through Barre Mills, up FO and down Bliss. Same route for 27 years. The rides are vigorous with regrouping after climbs.

EMAG | Wed MTB / Road 5:15am

MTB ride at 5:15am and road ride at 5:15am on Wednesdays, both departing from First Congressional Church.  The Wednesday road ride is less intense and more conversational than the Tuesday/Friday rides.

TNWC | Tuesday 5:30pm

TNWC stands for Tuesday Night World Championships.  This is a road ride typically leaving at 5:30pm on Tuesdays.  Departure time and location depends on route.  Follow LaxVelo (see below) for more info.  This ride is intense and is considered training for many of the local bike racers.

LaxVelo | Thursday 3:30pm

This is a road ride typically leaving at 3:30pm on Thursday from Kwik Trip on State Road.  Follow LaxVelo (see below) for more info.   This ride is medium intensity with routes that are generally 30-50 miles.

Bike Groups To Join

Ride or Die

Don’t let the name scare you.  This Facebook group is a diverse group of local cyclists who actively posts about group rides and events year round including winter fatbiking, road cycling, mountain biking and everything in-between.

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LaxVelo

This is a Yahoo group that posts primarily road bike rides on Tuesday and Thursday and some weekends.  To join, you’ll need to request to join by sending an email to pudn8@yahoo.com.

EMAG

EMAG stands for Early Morning Anaerobic Group.  This is a Yahoo group that post early morning rides on Tuesday, Wednesday Friday and sometimes weekends; this group is primarily road rides however they do have a Wednesday mountain bike ride as well.  To join, you’ll need to request to join by sending an email to beestie3@gmail.com.

BBBB

Beer By Bike Brigade is a once-a-month summer bar hop for responsible and fun-loving adults. The group is nearly 5,000 members strong and each event generally has 300-400 cyclists.

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Slow Bicycle Movement

Slow Bicycle Movement La Crosse is about enjoying the ride no matter how far or fast you ride or why you are riding i.e., recreation, commuting or otherwise.

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Women and Bicycles

This is a Facebook group designed to encourage women to ride bicycles.

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Coulee Region Ladies Rides
A Facebook group to share cycling rides and events both formal & informal, and to connect the active and adventurous ladies to the Coulee Region.
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