Coulee Region Bike Tours

Photo of Family riding bikes together

Join us Saturday, May 4, 2013 for the Coulee Region Bike Tours, with your choice of four scenic rides. The Bike Tour is a leisure, noncompetitive, untimed event.

The 2013 Coulee Region Bike Tours have gone through some changes and updates to improve your experience.  The experts at River Trail Cycles, have developed four routes to better suit all levels of riders.

The 32, 43, and 62 mile tours will have a mass start at 7:30AM. The 5 mile family tour will begin at 9:30AM.

The Courses
The four tour options you can choose from each have incredible scenery and great cycling for all levels of riders!

The 5-mile family friendly ride takes participants on the marsh trails and back to Riverside Park.

The 32-mile ride is an easy flat ride through Goose Island, down to Stoddard and back to Riverside Park. This is a great ride for the beginner cyclist.

The 43-mile ride follows the 32-mile route through Goose Island and Stoddard and with an added looping through Chaseburg for one large climb before heading back to Riverside Park.

The 62-mile ride is more challenging with rolling hills, a few climbs and one large climb. This ride goes through Goose Island, down to Stoddard,through Chaseburg and Coon Valley where the ride makes it's final turns back towards La Crosse.

Registration opens at 12:01AM on Thursday, November 1, 2012.

  • Register online through
  • Register in-person at the La Crosse Park and Recreation Department
    400 La Crosse Street
    La Crosse, WI 54601
  • Registered participants can transfer their race registration to another event or another person. The Race Change Request Form or the Participant Transfer Request Form must be filled out and submitted to the Festival Foods Grandad Half Marathon by April 27, 2013.  If you registered online, you may also make these changes through your account on
  • Participants will be expected to pay a $10 administrative fee for switching events, in addition to the difference between entry fees. If switching to a lower entry fee event, no refund will be made and the participant is still expected to pay a $10 administrative fee.
  • The entry fee is non-refundable or non-transferable to next year’s event.

Pre-registration will close on April 28, 2013. Weekend-of registration will be available on Friday, May 3rd from 4:00PM-8:00PM and Satruday from 6:00AM-9:00AM. Please note that day-of registration for the 32, 43, and 62 mile rides closes at 7:00AM. Weekend-of registration will be located at the Radisson Center, 200 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI 54601.

Entry Fees

5 Mile Family Ride:

  • $10 November 1 - February 28
  • $15 March 1- April 28
  • $20 May 3-4 (Weekend-of)

32, 43, and 62 Mile Rides:

  • $20 November 1 - February 28
  • $25 March 1- April 28
  • $30 May 3-4 (Weekend-of)

Cell Phones, Headphones, and iPods
For reasons of safety, we strongly discourage participants from using any such devices during the event. If you feel that you must have one with you, please keep the volume low so that you can hear vehicular traffic, instructions from police or course marshals, and comments from nearby participants.

If you cannot participate, the entry fee is not refundable and non-transferable to next year's event. We will, however, allow the entry to be transferred to another participant. In the event that the entry is not used for the 2013 event, we will be happy to provide you a t-shirt from the race, written request is required. This shirt can be picked up after the race at the La Crosse City Hall in the Parks and Recreation Department. For a mailing and handling fee of $10, you can have a t-shirt mailed to your home. Send us the request via email or regular mail, including your name, street address, phone number, and t-shirt size.

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