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Next Bike Adventure – Chippewa Falls, WI

At a Glance: Exploring Chippewa Falls – Fun and Food

An ideal destination for biking,  the Chippewa Falls area offers miles of paved trails with many routes on low traffic roads. It also has several mountain biking areas. After riding and exploring Chippewa Falls, you will have a chance to enjoy many activities surrounded by nature, history, culture, and arts all while having fun!

Chip Falls Biking

A biker experiencing some rough terrain on a sunny day.

Where to Bike in the Area

Chippewa Falls has many great biking opportunities from designated biking trails to scenic road rides. Hop on your bike and let your legs pedal you through beautiful parks, neighborhoods, and back country roads. Designated and marked trails include the paved Duncan Creek Parkway Trail, the Old Abe State Trail, and the the Riverview Reserve. Off road opportunities include: Hickory Ridge, Riverview Reserve, Irvine Park & Zoo, Lake Wissota State Park, and the River Road Trail. For more descriptions of each place, check here.

Available Maps for the Area

HaveFunBiking Chippewa Falls Area Map

Hickory Ridge Trail Map
Old Abe Trail Map
Irvine Park Map
Lake Wassota Mountain Biking Park
River Road Trails Map
Chippewa Co. Wisc. Bike Map

 

Walk/Hiking Opportunities

Many of the trails listed above area also ideal for walks and hikes.

 

Area Bike Shops and Clubs 

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Spring Street Sports | 12 W. Spring St., Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 | 715-723-6616
Erik’s Bike Shop | 4130 Commonwealth Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54701 | 715-835-6746
Chippewa Off Road Biking Association (COBRA) | 2809 E. Hamilton Ave., Suite #127,
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Overdrive Cycling Club

 

Where to Play When Not Biking or Hiking

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If you want a chance to kick back and relax, there are attractions for that as well. You can enjoy some of the local attractions, take a tour of the Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry & Technology or tour the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company. Perhaps Mason Shoe?

Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company – tour the brewery of one of the most popular beers in America | 124 E. Elm St., Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 | 888-534-6437

Irvine Park – fun park and zoo for all ages | 125 Bridgewater Ave., Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 | 715-723-0051

River Bend Vineyard and Winery – tasking rooms, award winning wines, and popular events | 10439 33rd Ave., Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 | 715-720-9463
Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology – a family museum showcasing important technology and innovation created right in Chippewa Falls| 21 E. Grand Ave., Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 | 715-720-9206

 

Where to Eat

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From the Bake and Brew Cafe to the popular Connell’s Supper Club, Chippewa Falls offers several interesting and charming cafes, coffee, and ice cream shops.

Chippewa Family Restaurant – award winning restaurant offering ‘American Home Cooking’ | Menu | 1701 Kennedy Rd., Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 | 715-723-4751
Duncan’s Creek Wine Bar and Grill – chef driven collections from worldwide travels and cultures pack a meal full of flavor | Menu | 213 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 | 715-723-7000
Olson’s Dreamland Dairy – traditional family ice cream since 1923 | Deli Menu | Ice Cream Menu | 611 N. Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 | 715-723-4331

Click here for a full list of places to eat!

 

Where to Sleep When Visiting 

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While exploring Chippewa Falls, remember to take a breather and get some great night sleep at one of these locations.

 

Public Wi-Fi Spots in the Area

Along with most hotels,  coffee shops and restaurants having Wi-Fi availability, the public library is another good option. The Chippewa Falls Public Library is located at 105 West Central St., Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 and can be contacted by calling 715-723-1146.

See the Chippewa Tourism Bureau for more detailed information.

Next Bike Adventure – Menomonie, WI

At a Glance: Exploring Menomonie – Fun and Food

An ideal destination for biking, the Menomonie Area offer miles of paved trails with many routes on low traffic roads and a great mountain biking area. After riding, you will have a chance to enjoy activities surrounded by nature, history, the arts, and culture all while having fun!

Here a young lady rides her bike along a trail in the Twin Cities Gateway area as the fall colors peak.

A young lady rides her bike along a trail in the area as the fall colors peak.

Where to Bike In the Area

Relax on family friendly trails or ride on rippling rural roads guaranteed to stretch the leg muscles while offering you many scenic vistas in and around the Menomonie Area. There are many great biking opportunities from designated biking trails to scenic road rides. So hop on your bike and let your legs pedal you along the Red Cedar Trail. Then, go across the river for an optional loop route on low traffic roads.

Available Maps for the Area

HaveFunBiking Map
Dunn Co. Wisc. Bicycle Map
Red Cedar Trail
Star Race Course

Walk/Hiking Opportunities

Many of the trails listed above are ideal for walking or hiking as well.
City Parks

Area Bike Shops and Clubs 

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Simple Sports | 400 Main Street E., Menomonie, WI 54751| 715-233-3493

Where to Play When Not Biking or Hiking

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If you want a chance to kick back, relax, and enjoy some of the local attractions or maybe tour the museum and other key attractions, here are some great activities to do.

Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater | The Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts offers a full performing arts season, outreach programming, and an annual Fine Arts and Crafts Fair | 205 Main Street E., Menomonie, WI 54751 | 715-235-9726

Cottage Winery and Vineyard | Unique Old World winery, and outdoor wedding venue | N7391 County Road F, Menomonie, WI 54751 | 715-864-8898

Wakanda Water Park | Fun-filled family waterpark | 909 Pine Ave. E., Menomonie, WI 54751 | 715-232-5050

Where to Eat

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From the Raw Deal Restaurant & Coffee Shop to the Red Cedar Lodge Restaurant, the Menomonie Area offers several interesting and charming cafes, coffee shops, and ice cream shops suited to your taste.

Dicky’s Barbecue Pit | Great sandwiches and many other delicious items | Menu | 1320 N. Broadway St., Menomonie, WI 54751 | 715-231-3227
Stout Ale House | Full menu of steaks, ribs, sandwiches, and appetizers with a full service bar (16 beers on tap) | Menu | 1501 N. Broadway St. #1500, Menomonie, WI 54751 | 715-233-3333

Menomonie Log Jam | Known for breakfast food and its Bloody Marys | 709 Broadway St. S., Menomonie, WI 54751 | 715-235-0703

 

 

Where to Sleep When Visiting

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Great places to stay while exploring Menomonie, Wisconsin.

 

 

Public Wi-Fi Spots in the Area

Along with most hotels, coffee shops and restaurants have Wi-Fi availability. Also, the public library is another good option.

The Menomonie Public Library | 600 Wolske Bay Road, Menomonie, WI 54751 | 715-232-2164

See the Menomonie Tourism Bureau for more detailed information.

Next Bike Adventure – La Crosse, WI

At a Glance: Exploring La Crosse – Fun and Food

An ideal destination for biking,  the La Crosse area offers miles of paved trails with many routes on low traffic roads. Additionally, it has several mountain biking areas near the Mississippi River Valley. After riding to your heart’s content, you will have a chance to enjoy activities surrounded by nature, history, arts, and culture while having fun exploring La Crosse!

Families having fun on the bike trail in LaCrosse, Wi.

Families having fun on the bike trail in La Crosse, WI.

Where to Bike in the Area

The varied terrain of the La Crosse area makes biking trails and quiet county roads appealing to all outdoor enthusiasts that live or visit here. So hop on your bike and let your legs pedal you through beautiful parks, neighborhoods, and the low traffic back country roads.

Available Maps for the Area

HaveFunBiking La Crosse Area Map

La Crosse Downtown and Area Map
La Crosse Area Bike Route Map
Holmen & Brice Prairie Bike Route Map
North La Crosse, Campbell, and Unalaska South
South La Crosse Map
West Salem Map
La Crescent Map

 

Walk/Hiking Opportunities 

Many of the trails listed above are ideal for walks/hikes also.

 

Area Bike Shops and Clubs

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Bikes Limited | 1001 La Crosse Street, La Crosse, WI 54601 | 608-785-2326
Blue Heron Bicycle Works | 213 Main Street, La Crosse, WI 54601 | 608-783-7433  
Buzz’s Bikes and Boats | 800 Rose Street, La Crosse, WI 54603 | 608-785-2737
Smith’s Cycling and Fitness | 125 North 7th Street, La Crosse, WI 54601 | 608-784-1175 
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Outdoor Connection | 1725 State Street, La Crosse, WI 54601 | 608-785-8860

 

Where to Play When Not Biking or Hiking

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If all of this makes you want to kick back, relax, and enjoy some of the local attractions, then La Crosse has you covered. You can tour a La Crosse museum or even the local Brewing Company.

City Brewery – large local brewery | 1637 St James St, La Crosse, WI 54601| 608-785-4200
Children’s Museum of La Crosse – widely known museum that is aimed for children amusement | 207 5th Ave. S., La Crosse, WI 54601 | 608-784-2652
Bluffview Park – all inclusive park with playground, tennis courts, two baseball diamonds, basketball court, shelter, picnic tables, and open area that has a gorgeous view of Grandad Bluff | 2800 Jackson St., La Crosse, WI 54601

 

Where to Eat

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From the Cabin Coffee Company to the popular Culina Mariana, La Crosse offers several interesting and charming cafes, coffee, and ice cream shops ideally suited to a cyclist’s taste.

Diggers Sting – old fashioned steakhouse | 122 3rd St. N., La Crosse, WI 54601 | 608-782-3796
Buzzard Billy’s Flying Carp Café – offers unique dishes such as “gator fingers” and “armadillo eggs” | 222 Pearl St,  La Crosse, WI 54601 | 608-796-2277 
Buster’s Wood Fired Pizza and Grill – burgers, steak, and pizza | 200 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601 | 608-782-3236

Where to Sleep When Visiting

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Public Wi-Fi Spots in the Area

Along with most hotels, many coffee shops and restaurants have Wi-Fi available. Additionally, the public library is another good option. The La Crosse Library has three locations:

Main Library | 800 Main Street, La Crosse, WI 54601 | 608.789.7100
North Community Library | 1552 Kane Street, La Crosse, WI 54601 |  608.789.7102
South Community Library | 1307 16th Street South, La Crosse, WI 54601 | 608.789.710

See the La Crosse Tourism Bureau for more detailed information.