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 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 features as you ride in the 4th Annual Majestic Metric Bike Tour that will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015. The ride is being sponsored by the Ace Hardware Retail Support Center, La Crosse, WI.
The Early Registration Fee is $25.00 prior to June 1st; after June 1st the fee is $30.00. This includes a t-shirt, race socks, and a meal voucher to Features in Holmen for after the ride.
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.
Battle of the Bluffs Bicycle Challenge
Majestic Metric Apple Blossom Tour
2 Rides 2 Days 2 States
1 Fun Challenge
ONLINE Registration for the Battle of the Bluffs Bicycle Challenge is Available here at IMATHLETE
Battle of the Bluffs, a two-day bicycling event for all ages and abilities that takes riders up scenic bluffs and atop see-forever ridges along the Wisconsin and Minnesota sides of the Mississippi River. The Majestic Metric, on Saturday, June 27, winds through the hills and farmland of Holmen and Mindoro outside of La Crosse on the Wisconsin side of the river. The Apple Blossom Tour, on Sunday, June 28, starts in the Minnesota river town of La Crescent and features stop-and-pull-over views of the Mississippi. - We call it the Battle of the Bluffs, and you'll call it the biggest challenge you ever took on a bike!!
Participants of the Battle of the Bluffs choose to ride in both tours (pick a ride for each day), once completed you will walk away with a piece of the ridge that you rode that weekend... are you up to the challenge?