More Northwoods trails are opening for the winter season.

Trails on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest are open for the season.

Forest county snowmobile trails will open at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, December 23. Vilas and Oneida county snowmobile trails have opened for the year.

RASTA Trails Closed To Fat Tire Bikes During Thaw

Mar 8, 2016

Outdoor enthusiasts will have to wait a bit longer to break out the fat tire bikes for a spring ride.

Fat tire bikes are an off-road bike with oversized tires making for increased traction on dirt and flotation on snow and water.

Rhinelander Area Silent Trails Association President Richard Reidinger says they groom trails post rifle season in preparation for winter fat tire biking, but close during the spring thaw. He says riding on mucky trails isn’t good...


A grant by the Rhinelander Women's Club has aleady helped those who use the Washburn Silent Sports Area about eight miles west of Rhinelander.

The club donated $500 to Rhinelander Area Silent Trails Association. Trails spokesperson Guy Hansen says the money has already been put to good use...


Mountain bike enthusiasts will be gathering this Sunday near Rhinelander to try some of Oneida county's best trails.

The second annual RASTA Rally Mountain Bike race will be held Sunday afternoon  at the Washburn Lake Silent Sports Trails Area.

Rhinelander Area Silent Trails Association   maintains the mountain bike, snowshoe, and hiking trails at Washburn Lake and Mud Lake in Oneida County with race proceeds funding maintenance and trail building activities says spokesperson Suzanne Flory.
She says there are options for participants...

RASTA To Hold Mountain Bike Race

May 12, 2014
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A mountain bike race outside of Rhinelander this weekend hopes to drum up financial support for trail maintenance. 

RASTA, the Rhinelander Area Silent Sports Association is holding the bike race May 17th at the Washburn Silent Sports trails near Perch Lake.

Spokesperson Suzanne Flory says it’s a new location for the RASTA Rally…which could make it more exciting for riders of all levels.