Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

Biking in the Driftless-2019

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Wed, Jun 12, 2019 @ 02:46 PM

Photo Credit: Chad Berger, Biking in the Driftless

We love biking! Whether it’s riding to and from the Co-op, on the Coon Prairie Trail to Westby, or a mountain bike at Sidie Hollow or Kickapoo Valley Reserve – we’re here to support and fuel bikers. We are so thankful to have a great organization like Vernon Trails in our community that is committed to developing and maintaining roadways, sustainable trails, and outdoor recreational opportunities for human-powered users. They are an incredible organization and are the ones responsible for donating the Dero Bicycle Fixit Station to the Co-op last Autumn. Now you can pump up your tires or make slight adjustments to your bike when you are here to shop or grab a bite to eat. Thank you, Vernon Trails!

Vernon Trails hosts a variety of cycling events each year (list below). Interested in going on a group mountain or road ride in our area? Give Bluedog Cycles a call at 608.637.6993, or bike over to their Viroqua location at 201 South Main Street – they have the pulse on area rides.


Annual Vernon Trails Bike Events

Dairy Roubaix (late April) – This unsupported gravel ride typically has two different distances – 50 and 100 miles. It takes place in and around Wylausing State Park.

Viroqua Community Bike Ride (early May) – This family-friendly ride covers a six mile leisurely loop around Viroqua.

Westby Syttende Mai Bike Tour (early to mid-May during the Westby Syttende Mai celebration) – This supported road ride has three lengths: 30K, 60K and 100K.

Camp Bluedog (July 12-14, 2019) – Camp Bluedog is a weekend-long adventure designed to offer young people a positive and fun way to get involved in mountain biking near Ferryville, WI.

Sidie Fest (Saturday, September 21, 2019) – Mountain bikers and trail lovers gather to work on old and new trail at Sidie Hollow County Park. After trail building, there is a volunteer appreciation dinner.

PertNear 20 (Saturday, October 19, 2019) – This fun mountain bike race links together the trails of Sidie Hollow, Hubbard Hills and Rusty Ridge in one race! It starts and ends at Sidie Hollow and includes a short (10 miles) and long route (about 20 miles).


Biking in the Driftless-VFC Cycling Foods

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