Drift Cycle – La Crosse Community Bike Share

Drift Cycle public bike share launched in April 2021 in the beautiful city of La Crosse, Wisconsin located between the shores of the Mississippi and the scenic bluffs of the Driftless region. La Crosse Neighborhoods, Inc. serves as the host non-profit for this volunteer-led, public-private partnership of generous local businesses and institutions looking to improve our community.

We are excited to build on our first successful year with over 2000 riders! For 2022 we have added two new sponsors – University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Gundersen Health System. This year 50 bikes will be located around the city at 10 sponsored stations for visitors, commuters, and community members to enjoy. Future phases will serve additional sponsors and rider demand so that someday 100+ bicycles may be widely available throughout the La Crosse area and region.

Looking for a new route to try? Here is a link for some ideas:


Drift bike share provides a more sustainable transportation option for residents and tourists with affordable memberships. New users get a free 60min ride, compliments of the sponsors, by entering a promo code upon sign-up. Users are able to rent multiple bikes at a time from one account, ideal for families and small groups.  

Our Mission: Drift Cycle is a La Crosse public bike share program serving as an integral part of the transportation network with easy-to-use rental bikes for residents, commuters, and visitors that provides an affordable, sustainable option contributing to the health and vibrancy of the community.

Get to know the bike! Here is a link to our bike features video: https://fb.watch/eYZYNE0Ri2/


Together the partners will encourage cycling through bike share, host events, provide education, and improve access and safety for bicycles as well as pedestrians.  Drift welcomes additional partners and community members interested in joining our efforts to provide the benefits of bike share.


Learn more about how cycling benefits your community and the environment: https://lacrosseneighborhoods.org/benefits-of-cycling/

This project is made possible thanks to all the volunteers and contributions from the City of La Crosse, La Crosse County, Beer By Bike Brigade, La Crosse Neighborhoods Inc., Cleary Family, OptumServe (formerly LHI), City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department, Western Technical College, La Crosse MTU, Explore La Crosse, La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce, La Crosse Area Development Corporation, Downtown Mainstreet, UWL – Green Fund, and Gundersen Health System.

Special thanks to all the La Crosse Bike Share Feasibility Study Environmental Assessment of 2015 contributors for without which the launch of Drift Cycle would not have been possible.

Get started by downloading the app from the Apple App store or Google Play store to your device. For additional details and information check our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Partners & Sponsors


Jacob SciammasChair of DRIFT, Bike Share Committee

A Project of La Crosse Neighborhoods, Inc.

425 State St Suite 1661, La Crosse, WI 54601

driftlax@gmail.com OR 608-571-3791

https://www.facebook.com/driftcycle / https://www.instagram.com/driftlax/