Lons-le-Saunier, France

The
Laughing Cow®
Sportive

Sat 24 & Sun 25 May 2025

Choose Your Challenge

Gravel : 35, 58 or 103 km.
Road : 35, 78, 114 or 156 km.

Beginner or keen rider, you will find a route and challenge that will ensure you spend an unforgettable time on the bike around Lons-le-Saunier.

Saturday 24 May

Gravel Discovery
35 km
Gravel
+616 m
Gravel
58 km
Tarmac, gravel
+930 m
Gravel Ultra
103 km
Gravel
+1550 m
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Special guest

What a pleasure it was to take part with you in the 3rd edition of the Cyclosportive La Vache qui rit! The different routes were laid out in the heart of the Jura on undulating terrain and peaceful roads. I look forward to seeing you again on 24 and 25 May 2025 for the 5th edition, which I will be sponsoring once again. Happy winter preparations!

Retro 2024

4300 riders

Jersey, timing, assistance and food included

A well-organized, secure and fun event for cyclists of all ages and abilities, from beginners to serious athletes. And everyone gets a unique jersey.

Raffle

All participants will be automatically entered into the event raffle and get a chance to win some major prizes (check back here soon to see the list).

Exhibitors' Village

Brands from the cycle industry will mix with local craftsmen, producers and businesses for a lively village open to all on both days.

A region to explore

The department of the Jura is spectacular and fascinating. All participants and accompanying persons are highly encouraged to take advantage of this weekend to discover the area's terroir, natural resources and traditional know-how.

Jean-Yves RAVIER,

Maire de Lons le Saunier

Dear cycling and cyclosportive fans,

The fourth edition of the Cyclosportive de la Vache qui rit in May 2024 was an outstanding success! Thanks to everyone's commitment and enthusiasm, this event has become an unmissable national rendezvous for cycling enthusiasts from all over France and even Europe.

I would like to express my deep gratitude to our long-standing partner, the Bel Group. As a leading industrial and heritage company in Lons-le-Saunier, their unfailing support has been crucial to the success of this event. This exemplary collaboration between the municipality and the Bel group perfectly illustrates the values of solidarity and partnership that we hold dear.

I would also like to pay tribute to the excellent organization and professionalism of the team orchestrated by Sébastien Medan. Their dedication and professionalism ensured an unforgettable experience for the 4300 participants. I would also like to extend my warmest thanks to all the volunteers from the associations who took part in this wonderful human adventure. Thanks to them, every detail was carefully thought out to ensure a sporting weekend of conviviality and performance.

Lons-le-Saunier, the capital of the Jura, with its magnificent landscapes and rich cultural and gastronomic heritage, offers an exceptional setting for cycle tourism. And we're delighted to be able to share the beauty of our region and its treasures with so many enthusiasts.

The Cyclosportive de la Vache qui rit is back with a vengeance in 2025, and we can't wait to see you again for an even more dazzling edition. Get ready for unforgettable moments of sport and sharing in our beautiful town of Lons-le-Saunier.

Jean-Mary POUPAT,

Director of Transversal Activities, Bel Group

LA VACHE QUI RIT®: PEDAL, LAUGH, SHARE - THE CYCLO RETURNS IN 2025!

Dear fans of cycling, good spirits and beautiful landscapes.

In 2025, the "La Vache Qui Rit" cyclosportive will celebrate its 5th edition on May 25 and 26 in Lons Le Saunier. We're more than ever ready to welcome you for another weekend of challenges, conviviality and, of course, laughter!
This event, which in 2024 attracted more than 4200 participants from all over France and other countries, will enable you to discover in 2025 new extraordinary sites nestled in the magnificent Jura department. The riders will have the privilege of being cheered on by an ever-growing and enthusiastic Jura public.

The Laughing Cow is proud to be able to share these special moments with everyone.

As every year, the Maison de la Vache qui rit, located at 25 rue Richebourg in Lons le Saunier, will be offering free events for the whole family over the weekend.

We look forward to seeing you with the family, on your own, with friends... so get your bikes ready, put on your best smiles and join us for this new edition of the La Vache qui rit cyclosportive.

See you soon on the roads!

Sébastien MEDAN,

CLSO President

After a beautiful anniversary edition in 2021 for the 100th anniversary of The Laughing Cow, lovers of the little queen continue to respond to the invitation of the most famous of cows. CLSO is particularly proud to be able to offer an event of this dimension with the support of one of the world's largest industrial groups.

With new formats in 2024, everyone was able to find their own challenge on the splendid Jura roads. The varied terrain is ideal for cycling and discovering the region's heritage. Proof of the cycling craze, the brand reserved for its participants the exclusive right to discover its advertising vehicles in the Tour de France 2024 publicity caravan. A wonderful gift.

In 2025, the organizers are planning new routes, even more exceptional prizes and surprises. For us, the participants' experience is at the heart of everything we do.

Good luck with your preparations!

Register

Bib numbers will be allocated on a first-registered, first-served basis.  Free jersey for the first 3000 registrants.