As many of you know, I'm a big fan of trails. Specifically, hiking/biking trails. I like building 'em. I like designing 'em. I like being on 'em. This area is surprisingly well blessed with trails. And its about to get better. A lot better. As many locals remember, we were hit pretty hard last summer with some torrential rainfall. All this water was pretty devastating to the local trails. Particularly hard hit was Wyalusing State Park. I've been talking with the powers-that-be with in the State Parks system about redesigning their system with more mountain bike trails Much to my surprise, they've agreed that MTB's could stand to see more miles out there. I just found out how serious they are about doing sustainable trail design too. Jeff Prey of the WI State Parks/DNR just informed me that Mike Ritter will be coming to help with design and layout.
For those not familiar, Mike was part of IMBA's first Trail Care Crew. He's also been running his own trail design and construction business for years. Brigit Brown who will also be attending is the State Trails Coordinator for Wisconsin. Two big names attending shows big committment for trails at the Park.
I can't wait!