La Crosse Rolls out Open Streets

The Wisconsin Bike Fed is happy to have developed a partnership with La Crosse City Vision FoundationExplore La Crosse, Downtown Mainstreet Inc, and the City of La Crosse to roll out Open Streets La Crosse on Sunday, September 3rd from 12:00-4:00 pm.   Open Streets La Crosse will add another element of excitement to the La Crosse Labor Bicycle Festival, a great weekend packed with free bike rides for every interest and ability.

Open Streets La Crosse will take place Sunday afternoon on downtown streets between Cameron Park and Burns Park.  The event will feature car-free space to bike, stroll and play in the streets.  Yard games, painted murals, chair massages, chalk art, music, food and the opportunity to experience a stretch of streets as public space will offer the community and visitors a chance to experience active social fun in a space that can belong to people.

A demonstration protected bike lane will be set up on Main Street to give people the chance to ride with the protection of a buffer from traffic.  


Area businesses and organizations are thrilled to be a part of the event adding all kinds of thrills along the route. Yoga classes, exercise class, treadmill and  computrainer competitions and chair massages will be available .  Community painted murals, chalk drawing, four square, bubbles, hula hoops and giant Tic Tac Toe competitions will give people a chance to get off their bikes and skates and participate in some Open Streets fun.


Old Towne Strings will  jam in the street.  Interested in trying a family music class?  Bebop Bundles will be out with family music classes for all to try.

La Crosse Escape Room will bring out one of their retired rooms and challenge us to right out on the street.

The Cargo Bike Shop will be on hand for those of us interested in a test ride.

Interested in La Crosse’s past? Check out History on the Go at the Open Streets to learn more about stagecoaches, railroads, streetcars and more. “Courtesy of Murphy Library Special Collections, UWL”.

And if you are interested in a sweet treat, Summer’s Delights, LLC will pedal through Open Streets La Crosse. There will be plenty of cool treats!

Don’t wait any longer. Mark your calendar for Open Streets La Crosse on Sunday, September 3rd and all the road rides, urban rides for ice cream, coffee, ghost stories and more that roll out over the Labor Day Bike Festival. Like our Facebook event to learn more about Open Streets La Crosse.

About Carolyn Dvorak, La Crosse Ambassador

Carolyn lives in La Crosse with her husband and two daughters. She has loved riding a bicycle throughout her life. She enjoys working in the La Crosse area helping to create great places to bicycle.

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