Take the Old Abe Trail alongside the Eau Claire River and historic Banbury Place (the old Uniroyal Tire Factory) and out toward Altoona.
Cross the busy bridge on a protected bike path, and enter into the new River Prairie Neighborhood filled with restaurants, bars, and a well-appointed urban park with a beautiful water feature cascading throughout.
After looping through the neighborhood, find your way to a gorgeous trail that takes you down along the Eau Claire River, and back up through the River’s Edge Neighborhood.
Then it’s along a trail sidewalk, and back along the trail near some of those famous Altoona railroad tracks behind the commercial area of River Prairie, and back around to where you started to return to downtown Eau Claire along the Old Abe Trail again.
While mileage for these loops and routes are accurate, the time offered is only an estimate. These times reflect a very casual pace of 12mph, assuming the occasional stop or photo opportunity, etc. Of course if you plan to get off your bikes to shop, eat, or sightsee, you’ll need to plan for more time.
Both printed and digital route maps are available when you check in for your rental.
Download the Ride with GPS App to put these routes on your phone. We’ll provide instructions when you check in.
It can be helpful to put in one earbud so you can hear the direction cues, while keeping the other ear open for your surroundings. When following along visually, please be careful and stop before looking too hard at your map.