For the first time, the Wisconsin Bike Fed will co-host a Bike Swap in La Crosse in partnership with Logan Bike Works, and after-school bike program for students. If you have old bikes, parts, accessories or cycling clothing gathering dust in your basement, why not bring them to the 1st Annual La Crosse Bike Swap and turn them into cash. If you are looking for anything, this is your chance to pick it up at pennies on the dollar.
For years people in La Crosse had to drive to the Twin Cities, Madison or Milwaukee to experience a bike swap. We feel the Driftless Region has enough of a cycling culture to support our own swap meet, and we couldn’t have a better partner than the kids at Logan Bike Works, an after-school program where middle school students can learn bicycle maintenance skills and bicycle safety and earn a bicycle.February 23rd 10 am -2 pm
Click on the image to download a PDF of our cool swap poster you can print and display:
- Logan Middle School, 1450 Avon Street , La Crosse, WI 54603
- Vendors $25 individuals or non-profits; $75 retailers
- $5 to sell a bike at the bike corral
- $3 general admission; kids 12 and under free
If all you want to do is sell a bike or two, you don’t need to pay for a table. Just come on the day of the swap, and pay $5 to put each bike in our bike corral. Include your mobile phone number or a description of yourself so anyone interested in your bike can get in touch with you while you shop. Any bikes left at 2pm will be donated to Logan Bike Works. All negotiations are between seller and buyer,Special Offer on Bike Swap tables! $5 off for individuals and nonprofits and $10 off for retailers who register before February 10th! Click here to reserve and register a vendor table Use discount code “$5off” for individuals/nonprofits and “$10off” for retailers at checkout!
A second season of Bike Winter activities is quickly approaching. Thanks to the generosity of many businesses, we were able to organize some really fun events. Make sure to join us to celebrate riding a bike this winter.Click here to see a full list of events.
This year’s events will begin with on Sunday, February 10th at 1 pm with an urban bike ride, starting at the La Crosse Visitors Bureau. The ride will take in some of the best views from the city’s bike trails and continue at a casual pace with stops along the way for food and beverages.
Wednesday, February 13th 6 pm, cyclists can pedal to the Pearl Street Brewery for a free pint and basic winter maintenance tips to keep your bike rolling through the winter.
Friday, February 15th, ride to the Wine Guyz for a Bike Winter party after work. There will be free appetizers for the party between 4:30 -6:30. Last winter’s party was so well attended, we decided to return to the same venue and give bicyclists a chance to gather after work and enjoy some great conversation in a beautiful spot.
Sunday, February 17th 1 pm, bicyclists will gather at Earl’s Grocery and Saloon for a Fashion Social. Come share your ideas about what keeps you warm as you continue to ride through the winter season. In this casual atmosphere, we can enjoy beer, peanuts, and pizza as we share clothing choices for winter riding. Click here to see a list of the events.
Saturday, February 23rd, make sure you leave room in your schedule for the First Annual La Crosse Bike Swap. $5 to sell a bike, $3 at the door. Vendor tables available. Register now for a Promotional Special Rate.Use discount code “$5off” for individuals/nonprofits and “$10off” for retailers at checkout!
Outdoor Recreation Alliance Summit 2: Mapping + Connecting
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Lunda Center, Western Technical college, La Crosse
The city of La Crosse adopted a Bike/Ped Master Plan November 8th with a vote of 17-0. The process included the work of a steering committee, bicycle and pedestrian workshops in the community, public informational meetings and the work of city staff, T.Y. Lin and International and Yaggy Colby. The result is a document which gives bicyclists and pedestrians hope for more comfortable infrastructure in the city.
With $50,000 in 2013 Capital Budget for implementation, the next step is to form a permanent committee and designate a Bike Ped Coordinator. The following is an abbreviated list of recommendations in the plan:
Identify critical pedestrian crossing and improve with pavement markings, signs, and traffic control devices.
Reduce travel speed on Losey Boulevard and West Avenue to the speed limit
Begin work to create new Bike Boulevards on 17th Street and Farnam Street
Continue planning for a continuous Riverfront Trail
Complete a connected network of on-street bicycle facilities and directional signs in the heart of La Crosse.