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. 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.
It’s 7 a.m. on a clear morning in March, and 20 degrees below zero outside. Rich Sweet is in his kitchen, in the process of what he calls “gearing up.”
Cyclists can now enjoy over 30 miles of paved bike trails in Vilas County.
The town of Boulder Junction has finished an expansion of the bike trail system that connects Boulder Junction, Sayner and St. Germaine. Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Theresa Smith is hoping the expanded trail will be a boost for tourism.