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Biking Clubs

Bicycle Lafayette

The Bicycle Lafayette mission is…
TO ADVOCATE

Bicycle Lafayette works with local government, businesses, and private citizens to advocate for an improved cycling community. Lobbying for changes in local ordinances, searching out bicycle friendly businesses, and simply sharing bikes and our favorite routes are just a few examples of how we advocate.

TO PROMOTE

Bicycle Lafayette’s Mission is to promote cycling as a safe, viable, and healthy form of transportation and recreation in Lafayette and West Lafayette.

TO EDUCATE

Bicycle Lafayette takes special care to educate cyclists, pedestrians, and drivers on the rules of the road as well as how to stay safe. Not only do we host education specific events, such as Bicycle Rodeo’s, but we also take care to go over (and follow) all the rules of the road before and during any group rides.

 

Wabash River Cycle Club

The Wabash River Cycle Club (WRCC) prides itself on giving cyclists of all levels the opportunities they need to make cycling a fulfilling experience. Founded in 1978, the WRCC was formed to promote cycling in the area. The club caters to the recreational cyclist and brings people of diversified backgrounds together.

Whether you are a novice, enjoying an occasional leisurely ride or a riding “animal” set on making or breaking a personal record, the WRCC offers a variety of activities guaranteed to keep you busy. We invite you to come ride with us. You can find the appropriate ride by consulting the club calendar on the website. Ride Categories, listing the average speeds, can be found above the calendar. Naturally, we expect people who ride with us routinely will become club members and enjoy all of the benefits.

 

West Lafayette Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee

The committee was formed early in 2003 by City Councilor Jan Mills in response to an objective within West Lafayette’s 2003 Strategic Plan to set up such a body.

No enabling ordinance was passed by the council so the committee considers itself to be sponsored by the City and has no specific authority, no budget, no official charter or bylaws, and no official membership. The organization’s mission is, “Improving West Lafayette for Bicyclists and Pedestrians”.

 

Lafayette Mountain Bike Trails

There are four singletrack mountain bike trails in the Lafayette Indiana area, ranging from easy to advanced. While none are epic in length, they provide a great opportunity to use a wide range of mountain biking skills. All of these trails, except Haan Trail, are multi-use trails open to hikers, runners, and mountain bikes. The Haan Trail is open only to mountain bikes. All are closed to horses and motorized vehicles. All trails are closed after a rain until they are dry.

 

Bicycle Polo

Lafayette Bike Polo is your local hardcourt bike polo team located in Lafayette, IN. Regular pick up games are Mondays at 7PM at Shamrock Park (115 Sanford St, Lafayette, IN 47905). Email us today at lafayettehardcourt@gmail.com to find out more information on how to join! All are welcome to attend and to come out and participate or just come enjoy the game! Hope to see you on the court!

 

 

 

Bikes at Purdue University

As a Bicycle Friendly University, Purdue is always looking for new ways to enhance the bike experience for students, faculty, staff and members of the community. Our site contains useful information for bicyclists, motorists and pedestrians to help ensure everyone’s safety.

 

Purdue Cycle Club

The Purdue Cycling Club are undergrad & graduate students who are passionate about cycling. We have daily rides for cyclists of all skill levels. Just join us for a ride, or become a full member; all you need is a bike, helmet, and a will for fun! For those who are interested in racing, there are plenty of racing opportunities offered in road, cyclocross, and mountain biking.

 

 

Hiking Clubs
Purdue Outing Club

The Purdue Outing Club is pretty much involved with almost any activity that involves the outdoors. Rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, backpacking, hiking, mountaineering, and caving are our main activities, but trips are certainly not limited to that.  The Outing Club functions as a place for people who enjoy the outdoors to meet each other and have fun.  The club is very informal and anyone is welcome at anytime. At our meetings, we go over any business we need to take care of, then talk about past trips – usually ones that went out the previous weekend. We talk about new trips that are going to be going out this coming weekend, or anytime in the future.

Running/Walking Clubs

Wabash River Runners Club

The Wabash River Running Club (WRRC), based in Lafayette, IN was formed in the mid-1980s. The Club has grown to nearly 250 members, drawing runners from Lafayette, West Lafayette and surrounding communities.

Our Club attracts runners of all abilities and fitness goals, ranging from the recreational jogger to the highly competitive road racer.  We host weekly group runs on Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday.

Wabash River Runners Club purposes are:

  • Promote and encourage the sport of running
  • Promote and encourage the pleasure, exercise and recreation of runners (in general) and WRRC members (in particular)
  • Promote sociability and friendship among the members of WRRC
  • Manage and conduct running events, training runs, exercises and social meeting for the members of WRRC and other runners

 

Purdue Running Club

The Purdue Running Club is a diverse group of self-coached athletes who train for and compete in a variety of cross country meets, track and field meets, and road races. We are a member of the Purdue Club Sports program and NIRCA (National Intercolegiate Running Club Association). Whether you’re looking to get in shape, meet new running partners, or train at a high intensity, we welcome you to come out and join us, regardless of your talent or ability. Our club meets at 4:45 pm, M-F at the east entrance of the Cordóva Rec Center.

 Contrary to our name, we welcome more than just runners. If you are interested in competing in field events during our Spring track season, such as long jump, high jump, discus, or pole vaulting, we would love to work with you as well.  

In addition to daily runs, we hold recreational events, community service opportunities, and races on campus. Lastly, we participate in NIRCA and some NCAA races against other Running Clubs across the country. Participation in any of these events is never mandatory but always strongly encouraged.

Purdue Triathlon Club

Over the years, Purdue Triathlon has grown into a vast network of competitive and recreational athletes. We seek to unite this community by providing prospective members with membership info, giving alumni access to kit orders, and publishing riveting content about the world of triathlon. Whether you are an incoming freshman, a Purdue alumni, or a fellow collegiate triathlete, we want you for Purdue Triathlon Club.

Friends of Downtown
Friends of Downtown

Mosey Down Main Street is a series of street celebrations brought to you by the local artistic community.  Volunteers, downtown business owners, artists and musicians come together once a month from May through September to offer a free family friendly event that takes place right down the center of Main Street

With three stages of music, outdoor food, beer, and wine sales as well as street performers, sidewalk chalk and hand made Hula hoops, Drum circles and DJ’s, belly dancers, and balloon animals.

Water Walking
The Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department provides a variety of health and fitness programs including Water Walking.

Join others for a quiet walk in our lazy river. Walk with the current or against it to customize your workout. Water Walking increases your blood flow and warms your muscles and joints. An easy-going exercise for those who enjoy the outdoors.

Local Shops

Map My Route
Want to discover some bike/run/walk routes in the area made by people from the community? Check out these links:

Lafayette Routes

West Lafayette Routes

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