The world looks to Portland, Oregon as an example of how bicycle culture can blossom out of the ruinous freeways of car-oriented civilization. Aftermass is the first feature documentary to explore the events, people, politics, and social changes that led to Portland becoming the first major bicycle city in the United States.
The League of American Bicyclists has repeatedly ranked Wisconsin as one of the top bicycling destinations in the nation.
And it's no wonder, with more than 80 trails in the "rails-to-trails" system, including the world famous Elroy-Sparta Trail, and hundreds of miles more on rolling, quiet country roads and through pristine forests. Wisconsin boasts a biking friendly culture and is clearly big on biking as a way to keep visitors healthy, happy and coming back to bike time and time again.
There are thousands of miles of traffic-free bike trails criss-crossing the state. By converting old railroad beds to paved or crushed gravel recreational trails, Wisconsin's rails-to-trails program features more than 80 fantastic trails waiting to be explored.
Mountain Biking Trails
For adrenaline pumping adventure, experience the variety of mountain bike trails in Wisconsin. Ride single and double tracks as well as technical and flowy trails. Race up hills, splash through water obstacles, and ride over gnarly roots, rock gardens and berms. With a range of trails for beginners to old pros, it's a fantastic exploration of Wisconsin's woodlands.
On Road Touring
One of the best ways to travel in Wisconsin is by bicycle. Quiet country roads give you a front row seat to simply amazing views. Whether you choose to ride the picturesque rolling hills in southwestern Wisconsin, along the stunning waterways of the Mississippi River or either of the Great Lakes, or the magnificent forest landscapes in our Northwoods, there's an adventure here waiting for you!
Did you know Stevens Point is a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community?
A Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) welcomes bicyclists by providing safe accommodations for bicycling and encouraging people to bike for transportation and recreation. Making biking safe and convenient are keys to improving public health, reducing traffic congestion, improving air quality and improving quality of life.
What level BFC is your hometown?
Go for a ride in Stevens Point.
Check out the Green Circle Trail that offers 27 miles of scenic biking trails looping through the area.
This is one of the first in the nation to encircle an entire community! The Green Circle then connects to an additional 45 miles of trails. These trails wind through forests and parks, over wetlands, and along rivers, recalling the days of huge pineries, pioneer settlements, and the lore of the Wisconsin and Plover Rivers. Find more information here.
For more resources on Bicycling in Stevens Point, the city website has a lot to offer:
Why do you bike?
No matter what the reason is, there are many benefits that come with it!
Check out Health, Environmental, Safety and other fun bike-facts at ilovebicycling.com.
Celebrate National Bike Month this May with the League of American Bicyclists! May was declared National Bike Month in 1956 as a way to highlight the benefits of biking. This month is also about encouraging more people to start biking or bike more often.
UWSP is a Bike Friendly Campus!
You will find bike racks outside of each building on campus. There are also several designated bike lanes in the surrounding area.
Campus Cycle & Sport Shop
Campus Cycle is a great resource if you are in the market to buy a bike OR if you need bike repair services.
Visit them in person at 1732 4th Avenue, Stevens Point
Check out their website here
Get Involved with Cycling Club!
Cycling Club at UWSP provides a means for students to race nationally at USA Cycling events. This club also promotes local cycling events and has a goal of raising awareness for the sport. Find more about this club by visiting their Facebook page: