You are invited to be part of “Biking Sheboygan 2018” by logging your miles for the National Bike Challenge which runs through the end of September. Sign-up on LovetoRide.net and join the Sheboygan team. Rides can be entered manually or there are several bike ride tracking apps (Strava, Love to Ride, Endomondo, Map My Ride, and Ride Report) that sync with LovetoRide.net to make logging your rides as simple as possible.
You can use LovetoRide.net to compete on monthly individual leaderboards (e.g. Top Rider, Top Commuter, etc.). The League of American Bicyclists will also be giving away some Top Rider awards for the summer riding season (May – September).
To kick-off the National Bike Challenge in Sheboygan, a “Bike With Mike” event took place on June 1, 2018. More of these rides will be scheduled this summer and they are a fun and healthful way for us to get to know neighbors. I look forward to the opportunity to talk to fellow bicyclists about Sheboygan.
The City of Sheboygan is blessed with many biking options. In 2007 Sheboygan County was one of only four municipalities across the United States chosen to receive the $25 million grant to encourage bicycle and walking as a way of getting around the City and County. The Taylor Drive Trail, Eisner Avenue, and the Shoreland 400 trails were funded by the Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Program, known also as NOMO Sheboygan County, and CMAC Congestion Mitigation grants.
Another NOMO trail is expected to begin construction later this year along the Alliant Energy corridor and neighborhood streets to provide a new East-West bike trail on the South side of Sheboygan. This pathway, about two miles in length, will add a new multi-use trail in the energy corridor on the south side of the City of Sheboygan, traveling east from Lakeshore Drive on city streets for a mile and then transitioning off-road onto the Alliant Energy corridor to South Business Drive on the west. Quality of life amenities such as these trails, not only help Sheboygan residents to be less dependent on automobiles, but also help attract, retain, and recruit talent to our area.