La Crosse and its surrounding communities are rich in geological history and beauty. The Majestic Metric Bicycle Ride winds through some of the geological features (see Mindoro Cut below) which have helped earn this area its nickname of “God’s Country”.
Mindoro Cut is a cut in the Town of Farmington in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, which carries Wisconsin Highway 108 through Phillips Ridge, linking Mindoro with West Salem. The cut is 74 feet (23 m) deep, 86 feet (26 m) long, and 25 feet (7.6 m) wide; it is the second-deepest cut built by hand in the Western Hemisphere and the oldest functional cut which has not been improved upon. Work on the cut began in 1907 and concluded in 1908; the project was completed primarily with hand tools. The Mindoro Cut was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
Now, picture these same features in fall colors, and you have the foundation for the 3rd Annual Majestic Metric Bike Ride that will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13th, 2014. The ride is being sponsored by the Ace Hardware Retail Support Center, La Crosse, WI.
The registration fee for the event is $25 if you register prior to Sept. 1 and includes a t-shirt, meal voucher, and entry into a drawing for a chance to win some fantastic prizes. The registration fee is $30 after Sept. 1.
NEW THIS YEAR!! A Family ‘FUN’ ride on a bike trail - this ride is geared for the kids or the whole family! For just $10 per person/ $40 max per family you will enjoy a ride along the trail to Drugans Castle Mound where we will have some games and refreshments before you get back on your bike and ride back to Features for lunch. This ride will start at 10:00 am.
In addition, rest stops along the route will be stocked with goodies and well-staffed with helpful volunteers. We also offer a commemorative bike jersey and socks that may be ordered during the online registration. To register, click on the active.com link at the bottom of this page, or download the registration form and mail it in.
This year we offer an NEW route for families!!
10 Mile Family Fun Ride (along bike trail)
- 25 Mile Fitness Ride
- 40 Mile Challenge Ride
- 62-Mile Majestic Ride
Rides start at Features in Holmen.