Bike Friendly Community Information

The City of Onalaska was again awarded a Bronze Level as a Bike Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists in fall 2017! The Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) Program is designed to transform the manner in which communities evaluate their quality of life, sustainability and transportation networks with an eye towards improving bicycle friendliness within the community.

 The BFC Program spans 48 states and with this most recent round of awards Onalaska is the 12th community in Wisconsin to join the ranks as a “Bicycle Friendly” Community. The bronze-level BFC award recognizes Onalaska’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.

The bronze-level designation will continue to assist the City and bicycle organizations in raising awareness and momentum for bicycling in the Onalaska Community. In the future, Onalaska intends to increase bicycle education opportunities for city staff, students, motorists, and members of the community by offering additional skills classes and public service announcements. The community will strive to continue to create additional bicycle lanes and similar amenities to promote bicycling as a viable commuting option.


Below are links to the League of American Bicyclists and Wisconsin Bike Fed for additional information on bicycling.

Also below are two maps that show bicycle routes throughout the City of Onalaska.  The "Onalaska Regional & Local Routes Map" highlights regional, local, the Great River Road, and bicycle trails in addition to bicycle-related amenities (public bike parking, public fountains, bike shops, restrooms and more!)    The "Onalaska Bicycle-Friendly Routes" illustrates safe streets for families and children to utilize during the biking months!  Finally, view the "Self-Directed Bicycle Rides" created by the OnaBike Association for family-friendly rides around the City.  (Note: "Self-Directed Bicycle Rides" will soon be available on a map!)

Lastly, click through the below PDFs for information and tips on bicycling and bicycle-commuting!

The data presented in the these maps was generated by the OnaBike Association, City of Onalaska, and the La Crosse Area Planning Commission (LAPC).