WAMXC Bike

During the summer we pole hike Saturdays, bike Sundays and rollerski. Sometimes we'll book a ride during the week. We publish routes on Ride with GPS where you will find maps, turn lists and downloads for GPS devices. We also rely on riders to look out for each other. Some rides are "no drop" to ensure everyone stays on course, however, be prepared to navigate on your own. Late changes, usually a function of weather are posted on the email list and calendar. If there is lightning, we do not bike. Kathy Magnuson hosts a weekly women's ride. Post a note to the group email to reach her for details.

We enjoy rural Western Wisconsin. While the convenience of riding from home or having a short commute within the cities is not to be denied, Wisconsin countryside offers great scenery, infrequent automobile traffic and excellent training for XC skiing. WAMXC hosts a small four-day ride, Bicycling Around River Falls aka "BARF".

Bike safely.

Once the snow has gone we need to take some recovery time before summer training. In March, we ride as weather and road conditions permit. We start with short, easy rides to reclaim our biking legs. Look for some of our favorite rides on the calendar:

We use these resources to plan routes.

  Ride With GPS is excellent for finding, creating and sharing routes. Routes and maps can be downloaded for use without cellular data. The mobile app speaks customized turn lists for heads-up bicycle navigation. A one-week pass can be had for a few bucks.
WI county bike maps identify low traffic, paved and gravel roads, greatly facilitating planning Wisconsin tours.
Google maps has cycling directions, can be used to find amenities and permits areas to be downloaded for use without cellular data.
Minnesota state bike map Minnesota county bike maps