“Drift Cycle” bike sharing program launches in La Crosse

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Whether you have somewhere to go or just want to do a leisure activity, there’s a new opportunity to get outdoors in La Crosse.

La Crosse Neighborhoods Inc., Beer By Bike Brigade, the city, and county officially rolled out the “Drift Cycle” bike-sharing program Thursday.

People can stop by one of the eight bike stations, located around the Downtown La Crosse area.

After years in the making, this bright idea is finally a reality.

“We have had our mind set on moving the needle on bicycle infrastructure in this community and this is just one more way the community is working together to do that. We need to have more people biking, we need to have more people feel safe, and most importantly have fun while doing it,” said Jacob Sciammas, La Crosse Community Bike Share Chair.

It costs one dollar per 30 minutes, but memberships are also available.

If you want to get in on a good deal, right now you can get your first hour free by using the promo code that’s posted at each station.

For more details, click here.

The La Crosse Bike Share Committee shares these benefits of having a bike-share program in La Crosse:

  • Contributes to the vibrancy of the community
  • Increasing flexibility in transportation
  • Reduces road congestion
  • Decreases parking competition
  • Creates greater safety for people walking and biking by supporting the bicycle
    pedestrian network

Rack locations:

  • Riverside North
  • Riverside South
  • Pump House
  • Landmark
  • Belle Sqaure
  • Cameron Park
  • Burns Park
  • Western Campus