Join us for a fun weekend outing, Saturday, August 30th and Sunday, August 31st, in Trempealeau, along the mighty Mississippi River.
Each day, we will have a group breakfast, then head out for a bike ride. Afternoon activities are on your own. Consider visiting Perrot State Park or Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge, enjoying a walk along the Mississippi River, touring the town, going for ice cream or relaxing at your motel. Each evening, we will have a group dinner.
Click on the years for photos from previous rides. (2012, 2013)
The Bicycle Club of Trempealeau County (BCTC) has compiled the Nation's Largest Connected Bicycle Loop System, consisting of 17 mapped routes over 382 miles of paved back roads. These are very low traffic routes, where you'll typically encounter only 3 cars per hour! They have also worked with the community and have gained the support of trail stewards to assist bicyclists. Click HERE for a county map, showing all of the loops.
Saturday: Ridge Views and Alligator Slides (44 miles)
Saturday's ride will follow a combination of a variation of Loop # 16 (Cue Sheet, Map) and a variation of Loop # 7 (Cue Sheet, Map) from Independence to Arcadia. Highlights include Montana Ridge Road with spectacular views off both sides, refreshments at Hanson's Hold-Up with an outstanding overlooking patio and an awesome winding 2 mile descent to the Trempealeau River on Alligator Slide Road.
Sunday Morning: Breathtaking Highs & Lows (33 miles)
Sunday's morning ride offers some of the most breathtaking and diverse scenery of the county. We will follow Loop # 2 (Cue Sheet, Map) from Trempealeau to Dodge and Pine Creek.
At the end of Sunday's morning ride we will be back at our start point in Trempealeau. We will take a break for lunch, then head out for Sunday's afternoon ride.
Sunday Afternoon: Sweet and Simple (24 miles)
Sunday's afternoon ride is proclaimed to be the simplest of all the loops. We will follow Loop # 1 (Cue Sheet, Map) from Trempealeau to Galesville.
Suggested accommodations, close to the start point of our rides, include:
If you wish to stay elsewhere, or if rooms are no longer available at these choices, you may check online for a list of lodging options. Two online sources are the Trempealeau Chamber of Commerce website and the Trempealeau County Tourism Council website.
We will gather at 7:30 AM each day (Saturday and Sunday) for breakfast. After breakfast, we will head out for the day's ride.
An email will be sent to everyone who RSVPs with the specific plans for each day.