The Fox River Trail is a landmark trail in northeast Wisconsin, spanning 26.3 miles from Green Bay down to Hilbert. With over 2 million visitors since 1999, it was one of the state’s most-used trails. With high volume usage, also comes higher needs for maintenance and repairs. Specifically, sections of the trail are in need of repaving so that people using the trail by both foot and wheel can do so safely and enjoyably.
Bike Fed has been working alongside local advocates, state legislators, and state agencies to bring attention to the maintenance needs of the Fox River Trail. While the Brown County Parks Department manages the trail, larger project asks – like trail repavement – often need to come from the state level. By getting everyone involved at the table and on the same page, we’re happy to report that the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has the Fox River Trail slated to receive repaving in parts of the trail this summer.
With the project on the Department of Natural Resource’s docket to receive repaving services this summer, the best way to get involved is to thank your local advocates for getting this project the momentum it needed to move forward.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
State Representative Kristina Shelton
State Senator Eric Wimberger
Green Bay Bicycle Collective