Regular and Annual bike/walk events or celebrations

The Women’s Ride.  Starts May 7, 2018

The women’s ride returns on May 7th, 2018, for its third season with two pace groups to provide a fun experience for a wide range of riders! The groups will both start and end at Hodson’s Bay Cycling and Fitness in West Lafayette, but they will do different routes and distances at different speeds. Rides will begin at 6pm.
One group, led by Britt, will be in the E to D range, and will cover between 20-25 miles. The second group, led by Pat, will be in the upper D to lower C range, and will cover between 25-30 miles. Both are no-drop rides.
We will also have 3 Stand Nites hosted by Hodson’s after our normal rides to cover bike maintenance and riding safety guidelines. After-ride food and drinks will be provided. The dates for these events are the following:
Monday May 21
Monday  June 18
Monday  July 9
Come out and join a supportive and welcoming group of ladies whether you are just getting into riding or looking for a little more of a challenge!

The Wabash River Cycle Club

The Wabash River Cycle Club is an active road- and gravel-road cycling group that sponsors about 20 rides a week, and a few more that appear as pop-up ride announced on the club website, during the warm months of the year.

Weekday evenings and weekend rides for riders of every persuasion from beginners to hammer heads.  This is a great resource for cyclists of every ability and degree of experience to be able to go on scenic, well-planned rides that cover swaths of Tippecanoe and surrounding counties starting from various venues (particularly popular starting points are Kalberer Soccer Fields, Klondike Library, and Celery Bog in West Lafayette and Mayflower Mill school in Lafayette).  We treat the entire Wabash and Wildcat river drainages (not to mention the cornfields) as our playground. Come enjoy our area by bike!  You’ll never think of it as flat or boring again, and you’ll make friends and buddies to ride with.  Check out the possibilities on the club webpage,, where starting points are described in detail.


The Wabash River Ride

Starts at Fort Ouiatenon in West Lafayette, 7:00 am August 25, 2018

The WRCC puts on a terrific group ride each year in late August! The 40th Annual Wabash River Ride will be held on August 25, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can choose among well-organized and supported rides of 34, 47, 65 or 105 miles through some of the most beautiful parts of Tippecanoe, Fountain and Warren counties. Enjoy scenic vistas of the Wabash River, Big Pine Creek. There are great routes for riders of all levels, and it ain’t just corn fields you’ll be viewing! To fuel your ride, we have a wonderful selection of edibles planned. We’ll continue our renowned tradition of home baked cookies from our club members, and have a real good barbecue lunch planned for you when you finish the ride. Visit our website with ride info.

Bike/Walk News

Journal & Courier article on Lafayette’s Bike Culture

Mar 14, 2017

Two years after a crash galvanized the cycling community, things are coming together on safety, traffic planning Two springs ago, in June 2015, scores of cyclists took over Harrison Bridge for about 10 hours one Saturday, riding a loop that spread from Sixth Street on the Lafayette side of the Wabash River to Salisbury Street […]


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.

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