bike trail 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 Trail Groups Land $15K Grant for Bike Path Segment http://wxpr.org/post/trail-groups-land-15k-grant-bike-path-segment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A bike trail project has netted a $15,000 matching grant to complete a short stretch of trail.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Three Eagle Trail runs from Three Lakes to Eagle River.&nbsp; It’s being extended by less than a quarter mile through a congested part of Eagle River to the old train depot.&nbsp; The grant comes from Tara Lila, a company that specializes in land conservation and trail construction.&nbsp; It will match community donations up to $15,000 in hopes of covering the $30,000 cost of the construction.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:41:39 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 15765 at http://wxpr.org Trail Groups Land $15K Grant for Bike Path Segment The Answer Is to Just Keep Pedaling http://wxpr.org/post/answer-just-keep-pedaling <p>With winter still holding the Northwoods in its icy grip, most of us try to avoid going out in the cold for longer than we have to.&nbsp; So you might be surprised to find that one commuter relies on his bicycle to get to work all winter long, even refusing offers of car rides and choosing instead to brave the icy streets of Stevens Point.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s 7 a.m. on a clear morning in March, and 20 degrees below zero outside.&nbsp; Rich Sweet is in his kitchen, in the process of what he calls “gearing up.”</span></p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 15269 at http://wxpr.org The Answer Is to Just Keep Pedaling New Trail In the Works Near Phelps, Conover http://wxpr.org/post/new-trail-works-near-phelps-conover <p>A biking and walking trail planned between Phelps and Conover is getting a financial boost.&nbsp; Great Headwaters Trails has gotten 90-thousand dollars to begin work on a 5 mile section between Phelps and Conover.&nbsp; Half of that is coming from the DNR.&nbsp; It’s being matched by money from state snowmobiling funds and Great Headwaters Trails.&nbsp;</p><p>But Great Headwaters Trails President Jeff Curry says trail construction is still not fully funded.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:40:12 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 10926 at http://wxpr.org Bike Path Expands to 33 Miles http://wxpr.org/post/bike-path-expands-33-miles <p>Cyclists can now enjoy over 30 miles of paved bike trails in Vilas County. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The town of Boulder Junction has finished an expansion of the bike trail system that connects Boulder Junction, </span>Sayner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and St.&nbsp;</span>Germaine<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Theresa Smith is hoping the expanded trail will be a boost for tourism.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 7290 at http://wxpr.org Bike Path Expands to 33 Miles