Join us June 4 - June 12, 2022, for the first annual JC Bike Week Challenge in Jackson County, to celebrate Wisconsin Bike Week. Wisconsin has a rich tradition of celebrating Bike Week each June. With all of the great roads for cyclists in Jackson County, it is time for us to join in!
The Challenge is simple. This is a bike-on-your-own challenge. From Saturday, June 4 to Sunday, June 12, an on-road bike course will be marked at the designated area.
CHALLENGE ROUTE: This year's path will start at Castle Mound State Park, heading southeast on Hwy 12 out of Black River Falls until Plantation Rd. Cyclists will take a loop around Plantation Rd, Oak Ridge Rd, and Jean Rd before heading northwest back to Castle Mound State Park. This route is approximately 13 miles. Cyclists can complete one loop or several loops.
Parking fees do apply at Castle Mound State Park. For those without a State Park pass who wish to avoid this cost, an alternate starting location is the Black River Falls Walmart parking lot. Cyclists can head south out of the Walmart parking lot on Andrews Road and connect with Hwy 12. This will add about 1 mile total to the route (0.5 mile at the beginning and at the end).
This is a PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK event. While this road is considered bike-friendly, we cannot control for the actions of any drivers on the road. When biking on a shared road, it is important to ride with traffic on the right hand side of the road and to follow all traffic safety rules. Cyclists should always wear a helmet, be mindful of their surroundings, not veer in and out of the roadway, and pay extra attention for cars that may not be watching for you. Using a headlight and tail light are a great idea to add visibility, as well as wearing bright clothing.