Silent Sports http://wxpr.org en Boulder Junction Awaits Bike Trail Connection http://wxpr.org/post/boulder-junction-awaits-bike-trail-connection <p>Boulder Junction is hoping to rally enthusiasm for its growing bike trail system this summer.</p><p>Chamber of Commerce Director Theresa Smith says the original Boulder Junction trail was built in 1994 and has been expanding ever since.&nbsp; Right now there are 29 miles of paved trail connecting Boulder Junction with Sayner and St. Germaine.&nbsp; And she says there’s more to come.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 22:12:51 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 19400 at http://wxpr.org Boulder Junction Awaits Bike Trail Connection Vilas County Debuts Silent Sports Map http://wxpr.org/post/vilas-county-debuts-silent-sports-map <p>Vilas County says a new silent sports trail map is getting a warm reception.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The map released last month combines details of more than 60 paddling, hiking, biking and ski trails in the county. &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p><p>Cindy Burzinski, Director of Vilas County Tourism and Publicity, says in the first two weeks that the map was available, they distributed 5000 copies.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 23:07:44 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 19240 at http://wxpr.org Vilas County Debuts Silent Sports Map RASTA To Hold Mountain Bike Race http://wxpr.org/post/rasta-hold-mountain-bike-race <p>A mountain bike race outside of Rhinelander this weekend hopes to drum up financial support for trail maintenance.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">RASTA, the </span>Rhinelander<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Area Silent Sports Association is holding the bike race May </span>17<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at the Washburn Silent Sports trails near Perch Lake.</span></p><p>Spokesperson Suzanne Flory says it’s a new location for the RASTA Rally…which could make it more exciting for riders of all levels.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 18058 at http://wxpr.org RASTA To Hold Mountain Bike Race Silent Sports Study Shows Large Impact in North http://wxpr.org/post/silent-sports-study-shows-large-impact-north <p>A recent study shows the increasing economic impact of silent sports in northern Wisconsin.</p><p>The <a href="http://urpl.wisc.edu/people/marcouiller/publications/ER14.1SilentSportsl.pdf">report</a> was authored by three UW-Extension researchers, a bicycle industry consultant and a former graduate student.</p><p>The study surveyed Ashland, Bayfield and Sawyer counties in 2012. The authors administered a year-long set of surveys.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 21:49:17 +0000 Ken Krall 14128 at http://wxpr.org Silent Sports Study Shows Large Impact in North