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Motivating Central Wisconsin to live healthier, more active lives by producing and promoting challenging aerobic activities and recreational resources that encourage active lifestyles.

What is your favorite way to be active? Get out and get moving in Portage County, Wisconsin. Explore the wonderful ways to stay moving and healthy on foot or bike in the Central Wisconsin region. Register and train for an upcoming event with family and friends, or just explore the trails and routes for fun.

Being active helps reduce the risks of heart disease, diabetes, stress-related issues and other health problems stemming from being sedentary. Find fun ways to reduce your risk, and participate in local health and fitness events, like Walk Wisconsin.

Featured Event
Sep
25

Hard Rocks Hiking Challenge

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Oct
16

Moon Walk Wisconsin

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Upcoming Events
January 05, 2021
Free Tai Chi

Join Deborah Adams in a weekly Tai Chi class. “Movements are easy and flowing, and as she says, if you are doing something, you are doing it right.” No previous experience necessary. Free and open to the public. 60 minutes – Free

Clinically shown to:

-Reduce Stress & Boost the Immune System
-Lower Blood Pressure & Aid in the Healing of Major Illnesses
-Reduce Anxiety and Depression and Open Clarity in the Mind
-Reduce Joint Pain
-Improve Balance and Coordination and Increase Full Range of Motion
-Enhance Restorative Sleep

Ages 10 & Up

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May 02, 2021
Sunday Crosswind Ride

This ride takes place If there is no other event scheduled on Sunday:  Meet at Emy J’s, downtown Stevens Point at 9:30 am for a social/recreational ride of 25-30 miles.  There is no assigned leader for this group, so the route and speed of the group is dictated by those who show up.  Occasionally riders will return to Emy J’s for treats and socializing.

Note:  This ride for years was known as the “Tailwind Ride”.  With the advent of COVID-19, it makes more safety sense to ride with a crosswind, rather than a tailwind!!

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May 03, 2021
Monday Sport Ride

Mondays, May thru August, departs 5:30 PM from Municipal Parking lot #2 (by Chase Bank)
Moderate-fast-pace (17-19 mph) organized sport ride. No gaps, no drops.This open, moderate-paced, sport ride leaves from the City parking lot north of Chase Bank, downtown Stevens Point, 601 Main Street, at 5:30 PM each Monday. We ride local routes of 35-45 miles. After a short 3-8 mile warm up, we usually settle into cruise speeds of 17-19 mph (no wind, flat terrain), and usually average overall 16-17 mph for the ride. Our ride is continuous, except for traffic stops. This is tempo riding in which we stay together as a group, and we refrain from paces or accelerations that can drop fellow riders.

This is a social, sport ride open to any sport cyclist, seasoned or wanting to gain more experience in drafting and paceline riding. The goal is to ride together at a good pace and enjoy ourselves. In order to stay together and be somewhat organized, we ride using the principals of “Formation Cycling”, in which the ride leader sets and keeps the pace, keeps us together, and reminds us to ride at no more than two-abreast on the road. We also are courteous to others on the road, motor vehicles as well as fellow cyclists.

All riders must wear approved biking helmets, and you are asked not to use aerobars if your bike is equipped.

Because this ride may be well attended, for safety reasons, it is important for the group to remain together and ride no more than two abreast on the road.

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May 04, 2021
Tuesday Social Ride

This group leaves from parking lot in Iverson Park at the east end of Jefferson St./Hillcrest Dr. at 5:30 PM each Tuesday (5:00 in September). The ride will be canceled in the event of rain. We ride routes of 12-16 miles on local roads just outside of Stevens Point/Plover. Some portion of the route is on the Green Circle Trail so this is a great opportunity to ride your mountain or cross bike. We may stop once or twice during the ride depending on the needs of the group. We stay together during the ride and will leave no one behind. If rider(s) fall back, we lower the tempo. We socialize as we enjoy the trails and country roads.

All riders must wear approved biking helmets. Consider bringing water and a spare tube. If you don’t know how to fix a flat tire, someone will help you.

Because this ride may be well attended, for safety reasons, it is important for the group to remain together and ride no more than two abreast on the road.

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May 05, 2021
Wednesday Social Ride

This group leaves from City parking lot north of Chase Bank, 601 Main Street, in downtown Stevens Point at 5:30 PM each Wednesday. Depending on those who show up, we ride local routes of 20-35 miles. After a short 3-5-mile warm up, we usually settle into cruise speeds of 14-17 mph (no wind, flat terrain), and usually average overall 13-15 mph for the ride. We may stop once or twice during the ride depending on the needs of the group. We stay together during the ride, staying away from paces or accelerations that will leave behind fellow riders. If rider(s) fall back, we lower the tempo and someone goes back to pace the rider(s) back to the main group. We socialize as we enjoy the local country roads.

All riders must wear approved biking helmets, and you are asked not to use aerobars if your bike is equipped.

Because this ride tends to be well attended, for safety reasons, it is important for the group to remain together and ride no more than two-abreast on the road.

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June 05, 2021
Flow Yoga

This vinyasa class will guide you to build strength, balance and flexibility as you synchronize your breath with movement. Center your mind and experience vibes of renewal in a lovely spa setting. Offered at The Wellness Spa, located at 3916 Water Street, Stevens Point, WI.

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July 30, 2021
Ride Across Wisconsin Rally

2021: Choose Your Own Adventure!
July 30-Aug 2, 2021
225 Miles: 4 days to ride
LA CROSSE, WI TO GREEN BAY, WI

Once again, we will revisit our glorious route across the central area of the state.  But, we have eliminated the mass start and large group gatherings that increase the potential of spreading the COVID-19 virus. The upside?  Even more ways to “RAW”.  Grab a small group of friends and challenge yourself to complete the ride in one day. Or, take your time and complete the ride in 2, 3 or even 4 days. 

In 2021, RAW will be half the price - with twice as many days to complete your ride.  The course will be marked, and SAG and technical assistance will be available, but the experience will be largely self-guided.

This ride goes through and stops in Plover and Amherst! 

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July 31, 2021
Reggae Fireworks Community Ride

Bumpin' feel-good reggae music on our ride to the Celebrate Plover Day Fireworks!

Join us for our 6th annual Reggae Fireworks Community Ride. We'll be bumpin' feel-good reggae tunes while we roll to the always impressive "Celebrate Plover" fireworks! (16 total miles)

Your Responsibilities:

  • Bicycles must be in working order prior to riding
  • Follow directions from group leaders
  • Respect all traffic laws (We represent cycling culture)
  • Don't get trashed (That ain't cool)
  • Leave no trace
  • Helmet & Light-set
  • Signed release of liability, waiver, and assumption of risk form
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August 07, 2021
Hope Community Farm Benefit Horse Show

Hope Community Farm is hosting its first Benefit Horse Show! Come on out to enjoy our exciting show, which includes a Silent Auction, Raffle Baskets and a 50/50 Raffle! All proceeds go to Hope Community Farm, Inc.

Hope Community Farm is a new nonprofit organization in Custer, Wisconsin, providing Equine Assisted Learning, Mental Health Peer Counseling and important life skill building to members of all ages and abilities. Through our programs and Community Garden, our mission is to to build our community by providing a supportive environment on a working farm where learning, growth, and a sense of purpose are cultivated through the positive impact of meaningful work, inclusion, connection, hope, and the healing power of horses.

To learn more about us and our mission, visit our website at https://hopecommunityfarm.org/

 

Photo by Philippe Oursel on Unsplash

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August 09, 2021
Yoga in Schmeeckle
Yoga + Nature = Yes Please!

Join Ana Marie Yoga for these All-Levels Vinyasa classes. Tune in to the sounds of birds chirping, take in prairie views, and soak up the sunshine from the new Pankowski Friends Amphitheater in Schmeeckle Reserve.
Donation-based. Pay what you can. Drop cash in the can.

Park in the Visitor Center lot. The Amphitheater is located behind the Menzel Pavilion. Set up your mats Red Rocks style!
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August 14, 2021
PaddleQuest

Paddlequest 2021 will return in August, hope to see you then! -Cap'n Matt

PaddleQuest is a unique competition set in a world of fantasy held since 2002 in Stevens Point, WI. Paddle from place-to-place meeting characters, solving puzzles and completing challenges. Learn more about this unique outdoor event here.

PaddleQuest has partnered with Create Portage County to deliver the same PQ magic but with additional support on the ground and water. Among some of the new additions: Live music in the park, pancake breakfast for questers Sunday morning, and camping near Bukolt! The ceremony will be held at the end of Day 1, meaning that the Day 2 events will determine the future storyline of PaddleQuest. Scoring will be simplified a bit and waiting in line to be scored will be a thing of the past. Registration will begin in March, with a registration cap at 80 teams.

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August 16, 2021
Business on the Green

The Ambassadors Club of the Portage County Business Council will be holding their 32nd annual golf outing, Business on the Green on Monday, August 16th at two highly rated Wisconsin courses - Stevens Point County Club and the newly remodeled SentryWorld Golf Course. With over 240 golfers participating and additional business representatives attending the 19th Hole Networking Event (after golf) at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center, the 2021 event will be a great environment to expand your contacts. 

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August 21, 2021
Rick's Run/Walk/Roll

Ki LLC/Ki Mobility is excited to announce the 1st Annual Rick’s Run/Walk/Roll, to be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021, in honor of Rick Cisewski.  This event includes a 5 KM run/walk/roll and a kid’s 1-mile run.  


Rick was a long-time Ki Mobility employee and an important part of our company culture and we want to honor his legacy by hosting a family event from which the proceeds will benefit CURE Childhood Cancer.

 

Photo by Onur Binay on Unsplash

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August 23, 2021
Bicycle Adventure Extravaganza

The most fun you'll have on two wheels!

B.A.E. is a points-based cycling adventure. Swing a leg over your bike and explore Stevens Point in order to acquire points through a five-day photo scavenger hunt and follow your week up with an afternoon of challenge checkpoints and afterparty pot-luck!

The photo scavenger hunt portion of the event will consist of 200 photo items to be found within 5 days (August 23rd through the 27th).

That’s right, 5 days to find time to get outside and ride before we gather for the Challenge Checkpoints and Mega Radical Afterparty & Pot-Luck at Iverson Park on Saturday, August 28th!

 
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August 27, 2021
Forest Family Fun Run/Walk

Free, family-friendly event at Boston School Forest  – it’s a Family Fun/Run Walk!

You are invited to run, jog, walk, or stroll along the beautiful trails at Boston School Forest.  This non-competitive 1.75 mile run/walk is fun for all ages. Children should have a parent/guardian present.

The race route has a combination of gravel, dirt, grass, and woodchip trails. Free food and T shirts for all pre-registered participants.

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August 28, 2021
Give & Live Better 5K Fun Run

We are so excited to organize our first 5K fun run the Give & Live Better Run at 212 Fitness. This event is open to our entire community to celebrate the anniversary of our club opening. All proceeds will be donated to the Stevens Point Hope Center! Please join us for a workout and post-run celebration to fundraise for this great community organization!

DETAILS

  • Proceeds will be donated to the Stevens Point Hope Center 
  • Route: 5K/3.1 miles | Start & End at 212 Fitness | Walk or Run
  • Dogs & Strollers Encouraged!

TIMELINE

  • Warm Up: 9:30 am
  • Race Start: 10:00 am
  • Celebration with Raffle Prizes, Food, Beer, Refreshments, & Music until 1:00 pm
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September 10, 2021
The Opener - Open Bonspiel
Want to get back into curling in a brand new, state of the art curling facility?
Come join us for the inaugural bonspiel at the Sentry Curling Center, home of the Stevens Point Curling Club.
Fri, September 10th - Sun, September 12th
Entry: $340/Team
3-Game Guarantee
All food & Drink Included
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