at The Local Store, 604 Galloway St, Eau Claire, WI (715) 552-7377

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City Commuter Route

10 miles / 55 minutes
(paved bike trail, sidewalks, and street crossings)

Rail Bridge over the Chippewa River

Railroad Bridge over the Chippewa River near Clairemont Ave & Menomonie Street.

The City Commuter Route shows you more of the “city” parts of the city.

While this route does take you along some of the beautiful parts of our trail system along the Chippewa River and through Owen and Phoenix Parks, as well as the Water Street District, the point of the route is to take you through more of the outlying commercial areas that get you more acquainted with various parts of the town.

This means you’ll take the designated bike trails and wide trail sidewalks alongside the busy Clairemont Avenue and Hastings Way corridors. You’ll ride by the “Uptown Neighborhood” with Artisan Forge Studios, past hospitals, churches, and the Chippewa Valley Technical College, and past many local and franchise businesses.

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Mileage & Times

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.

Trail Maps

Both printed and digital route maps are available when you check in for your rental.

Trail Navigation App

Download the Ride with GPS App to put these routes on your phone. We’ll provide instructions when you check in.

How do I follow the digital maps while riding?

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.

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