Category Archives: Biking

A New Reroute for the Ice Age Trail

The Marathon County Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance will be hosting two trail building events this spring and summer.  The two Mobile Skills events are scheduled for May 17-21, and August 9-13.  The workday begins at 8 each day and usually ends around 4:30pm.  The Alliance chapter hopes to open this reroute  between…

How One Teacher Uses A Rail-Trail to Help Students Learn and Grow

Meet Lah Thao.  Lah Thao is a teacher affiliated with the Enrich Excel Achieve Learning Academy, http://eea.wausauschools.org/school_information, a public charter school located on the campus of Wausau East High School in Wausau.   The school is for students  in grades 6-12 and geared to teach students who do not fit in traditional public school classroom settings….

Open Streets: A Celebration Of Healthy Lifestyles

For the first time ever the City of Wausau will be hosting an Open Streets event on Wausau’s East side.   Wausau’s Open Streets event will be on May 21 from 12:00 to 4:00pm.   The route will on Third Street from Third & Washington to Wausau Avenue and then back on the River Edge…

Trail Link: A Great App For Rail Trails

Over on the sidebar of this site, you will find a link for TrailLink.com.   This site is operated by the Rails-To Trails Conservancy and is loaded with information on any rail-trail in the United States.   This is a valuable help in planning your next ride or just checking out a trail near you….

Mountain Bay State Trail In Autumn

Traveling the Mountain – Bay State Trail in autumn is a trip for the eyes as the season changes. The Trail offers intimate views of the environment as it crosses the eastern half of Marathon County and into Shawano County in Wisconsin. Through the forests and tamarack swamps that the trail passes, as the season…

Who Uses The Trail?

  Have you ever wondered who really uses a rail-trail?   On a fine June afternoon, while on an assignment for the Marathon County Health Department to do bicycle and pedestrian traffic surveys.  I chose to take a seat at the Mountain-Bay State Trail’s intersection with Zinser Street in the Village of Weston.  My survey…

A Way to Get Around Wausau

Most of the communities in the Wausau Metro Area  have been working on providing a safe way to help guide cyclists through the Wausau area on family friendly routes.   Our communities are committed to showing the public that the bicycle is a practical means of transportation in addition to being a great form of…

Memorial To Will Sanford

Will Sanford had for a long time been a driving force behind the Friends of the Mountain-Bay State Trail and the Marathon County Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance.   Will had contributed much to both organizations.   I personally remember working with him on a clean-up of the Ringle segment of the Ice Age Trail…

New Year-Round Pedestrian Walkway Open In Weston

As these pictures show, the Village of Weston successfully completed construction of an asphalt paved walk-way parallel to the existing  trail.   This paved walk-way is  open year-round to bicyclists and pedestrians both. It provides safe access for children to get to both the Mountain-Bay Elementary and D.C Everest Middle Schools.   It was all part of…

Wintertime

The Mountain Bay State Trail, like all of Wisconsin’s rail-trails, is a year-round recreational trail.  After the snow flies, the trail is open to snowmobilers, snow shoe hikers, and skiers (on the side).  The scenery of North Central and Eastern Wisconsin is spectacular in winter as it is in all seasons and a trip on…

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