Training Opportunities

Bike Maintenance

Virtuous Cycles in Downtown Lafayette has an Open Stand Workshop every Sunday from 4-6. Use the facilities and learn how to keep your bike in working order.


Bike Rodeo

Bike rodeos are events to help teach kids (and adults!) learn and practice skills to help them become better and safer bikers.

Since 2014 Bicycle Lafayette has organized a bicycle rodeo at Wabash Riverfest. The rodeo is set-up in the Riverside skating rink and over 100 kids participate every year! In 2016 IU Health Arnett gave away free bicycle helmets alongside the rodeo until they ran out. We are excited to partner with everyone again in 2017 to introduce and promote safe cycling practices to the Greater Lafayette Community.
To learn what’s involved in organizing a bike rodeo, check out this guide. Bicycle Lafayette also helps organize Bike Rodeos for others. Get in contact with them here (scroll all the way to the bottom).


Training Rides

The Wabash River Cycle Club offers a training ride to prepare for the annual Wabash River Ride held each August. Check out the details here.


Walking and Running

Fleet Feet Sports is dedicated to help you pursue your goals in running and walking. Whether your goal is to train for your first 5K or to run your fastest marathon, our expert staff and coaching team can help you reach the next level.

Bike/Walk News

SURVEY CLOSED

Aug 22, 2019

Thanks for helping us move toward a bicycle friendly future! The City of West Lafayette recently applied to be awarded the status of “Bicycle Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists. In order to further gauge the public’s opinion on our current bicycling accommodations and the overall experience of being a cyclist or pedestrian […]

Community

Lafayette is located at 40°24′38″N 86°52′29″W (40.410585, -86.874681)[16] and lies in Fairfield and Wea Townships. Elevation at the court house is 550 feet (168 m), but city elevations range from a little over 500 feet (150 m) at the Wabash River to approximately 700 feet (210 m) in the areas of Murdock Park and Columbian Park.

According to the 2010 census, Lafayette has a total area of 27.74 square miles (71.85 km2), all land.

Source: Wikipedia