Life in the Bike Lane - Drift Cycle (Sustainability Chats - virtual tour)

Updated: May 21

Part of our virtual Earth Fair celebration this year was a Sustainability Chats presentation by Drift Cycle's Jacob Sciammas. This new bike share program just launched in the central La Crosse area offering a convenient and sustainable transportation option. You can watch the playback of that event by clicking HERE.



During this Sustainability Chats, we heard from Jacob Sciammas that "Drift Cycle is a La Crosse community biking share project and an integral part of the transportation network, offering an easy-to-use, affordable bike rental program for residents, commuters, and visitors that contributes to the health and vibrancy of the community.


Together the partners plan to encourage cycling through bike share, by hosting events, providing education, and improving access and safety. Drift welcomes additional partners and community members interested in joining our efforts to provide the benefits of bike share."


He also shared just a few of the benefits a bike share has for a community.

  • Contributing to vibrancy of the community

  • Increasing flexibility in transportation

  • Reducing road congestion

  • Decreasing parking competition

  • Creating greater safety for people walking and biking by supporting the bicycle pedestrian network

Bright orange bike hubs are already positioned around central La Crosse. Maybe you have noticed them! If not check out this map of hub locations.

Current Location

Riverside North - Sponsor: Explore La Crosse (& Synergy Partners)

Landmark - Sponsor: Cleary Family / Landmark

Pump House - Sponsor: Cleary Family / Courtyard by Marriott

Cameron Park - Sponsor: City Parks Dept & La Crosse MTU

Burns Park - Sponsor: City Parks Dept & La Crosse County

Belle Square - Sponsor: LHI

Riverside South - Sponsor: OptumServe

Western - Sponsor: Western Technical College


Once you found a convenient hub, renting a bike is easy! Before you head out, Jacob recommends downloading the Koloni app and creating an account. Here is a quick video tutorial on how to sign up and use the Koloni app to rent out bikes. Better yet! YOUR FIRST RIDE IS ON WESTERN! Enter Referral Code: o7fg3s

Hopefully, this is just Phase 1 of the Drift Cycle Bike Share program. As word and usage spreads, there is hope to expand to new locations which may include:

  • 100 Harborview/Main & 2nd

  • Viterbo

  • Festival/3 Rivers Plaza/360

  • UWL Union/Veterans Field

  • UWL/West Ave

  • Mayo

  • Gundersen Main

  • Gundersen Hotel

  • Dahl YMCA

  • Uptowne North

  • UWL Centennial Hall

  • WisCorps / Myrick Park

  • 5th & Market / Washburn NA

  • LAX Boot Factory & Red Cloud

  • Campbell & Municipal Pool

  • Loggers & Copeland Park

  • Weigent Park

  • Jackson Plaza

  • Green Island / Eagle Crest

Looking for ways to get in contact with presenter, Jacob Sciammas? Look no further -

email: driftlax@gmail.com cell: 608-571-3791

Website: https://www.koloni.me/drift

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/driftcycle/


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