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.
La Crosse, WI
Group Bike Rides
Helmets are required for all of our group rides.
Helmets are strongly encouraged for every ride you go on. You may be a great rider but you might not be able to avoid that distracted driver behind you. You only have one brain. Protect it.
Recurring Bike Rides
Smith's Women's Road | Monday 5:30pm
This women’s only road bike ride (A-ride) occurs during the summer months, usually starting in May. It is strictly a road bike ride for women who are comfortable riding in the road at a average speed of 16 mph (17-20 mph on flats) and comfortable with drafting. We will meet at the bike shop at 5:30pm. Routes and distances will vary.
**New 2022** The Monday group has evolved to be a steady women’s ride, which means riders are comfortable riding in a group at a steady pace. We recognize there is a growing interest in road riding and women continue to be a minority in the sport. We want to provide an option for those who want to learn, practice riding in a group, or meet other riders, so we are offering two options: a longer route for more experienced riders (drop ride) and a shorter route for all riders (no drop ride), with the objective of teaching road riding skills. All riders are welcome to learn and teach. For this shorter ride, riders should be able to maintain an average speed of 14 mph. Let’s build the biggest network of women cyclists in the area!
During the winter months and inclement weather, we will hold Zwift rides starting at 6:30pm. Send us an email if you are interested in joining us.
Wednesday Night World C-Team (WNWC) | Wednesday 5:30 - 6:00pm (start time varies)
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 over 30 years. The rides are vigorous with regrouping after climbs.
TNWC | Tuesday 5:30pm
TNWC stands for Tuesday Night World Championships. This is a road ride typically leaving at 5:30pm on Tuesdays from Smith’s Bike Shop. Departure time and location depends on route. Follow Lax Cycling or La Crosse Rides | Community Hub for MTB, Gravel, and Road Cyclists’ Facebook group (see Bike Groups to Join for more information). This ride is intense and is considered training for many of the local bike racers.
EMAG | Wednesday Road | 5:15am
Road ride at 5:15am on Wednesdays, departing from First Congregational Church. The Wednesday road ride is less intense and more conversational than the Tuesday/Friday rides. Route goes up Cty Rd MM, to 14/61, to Ober Rd, to K, back to La Crosse on 35.
EMAG | Wednesday MTB | 5:15am
Trail ride for intermediate to advanced MTB riders. Starts at La Crosse St and Losey Blvd in the entrance of the golf course parking lot. Ride typically goes up Vista, to Quarry, to Stinkys, to Still Hill, to Bob, to Dotta/Golnick, to Twister then down through the Gateway trails. Ride is approximately 1 hour 15 mins. To stay with the group, it is recommended you are at an intermediate to advanced skill level with good aerobic fitness. (As with all MTB rides, ride is only on when trails are open.)
Women's Wednesday MTB | 5:30pm/6:00pm
LaxCycling | Thursday 3:30pm
This is a road ride typically leaving at 3:30pm on Thursday from Kwik Trip on State Road. Follow Lax Cycling or La Crosse Rides | Community Hub for MTB, Gravel, and Road Cyclists’ Facebook group (see below) for more info. This ride is medium intensity with routes that are generally 30-50 miles.
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. (As with all MTB rides, ride is only on when trails are open.)
Bike Groups To Join
La Crosse Rides | Community Hub for MTB, Gravel & Road Cyclists
This Facebook group is a diverse group of local cyclists who actively posts about group rides and events year round including road cycling, gravel rides, mountain biking, winter fatbiking and everything in-between.Join Group
This is a Google 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coulee Region Ladies Rides
This is a Google Group for La Crosse Area Women. It is a place to share any type of ride (road, gravel, mountain bike, cruise and etc). To join, you can search for coulee-region-ladies-rides on Google Groups or send an email to email@example.com.
EMAG stands for Early Morning Anaerobic Group. This is a Google Group that posts 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.Join Group
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.Join Group
Women and Bicycles
This Facebook group was designed to encourage women to ride bicycles. Click the button below and join in on the fun.Join Group