Bike trails

More Bike And Pedestrian Trail Funding Urged

Feb 24, 2016

The Wisconsin Bike Federation group says dozens of communities have asked for a total of 62-million dollars in trail funds through the middle of next year. But the state D-O-T only has one-fourth of that amount available through the federal Transportation Alternatives Program, or about 15-million dollars.

Tom Held of Wisconsin Bike Fed says the legislature has cut dollars from communities wanting to increase it's walking and biking paths. He says the legislature took dollars from the line item to fund other transportation concerns...

The possibility exists of  a bike trail along the Wisconsin and Pelican rivers inside the city limits of Rhinelander, but a bike advocate thinks it's time to consider a trail from Rhinelander out to the Nicolet College campus.

Alex Young is a member of the Rhinelander city council and Oneida county board. The city has already approved seeking funding to possibly get a grant for the rivers portion of the trail...

Cyclists can ride more easily between Tomahawk and Minocqua, now that the Bearskin and Hiawatha trails are connected.

The DNR has finished building a six-mile connector stretch that joins the two major trails together. 

Local business owner Jim Wise has been working to make it happen for more than two decades.  He says while it’s taken a while to secure funding, he has high hopes for the finished trail.

Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce

Wisconsin DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp will take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday for a new stretch of Northwoods bike trail.

The Manitowish Waters Bike Trail ceremony takes place Saturday at 1 p.m. at the wayside at the intersection of Vilas county roads "H" and "K".

The ribbon cutting concludes the completion of an 8-mile stretch of the approximately 45-mile-long trail connecting Manitowish Waters and Boulder Junction.

Northern Highland American Legion State Forest Superintendent Steve Petersen says the new trail segment has some unique features....

A popular state hiking, biking and snowmobile trail in Lincoln and Oneida counties will soon be finished and when that happens, users can go from Tomahawk to Minocqua on the trail.

The Tomahawk Chamber of Commerce announced the first phase of the Hiawatha-Bearskin Trail in nearing completion. The 18 mile Bearskin trail was completed in the 1970's and the Hiawatha Trail portion in 1989. The trails use a former railroad bed. There is a six-mile section being completed that will link the two trails  says spokesperson Jim Wise...