The River Trail is a project that would add 10 miles to the already stunning Heart of Vilas trail system. With Vilas County being a premier bicycling destination, the River Trail would be a great addition for cycling locals and tourists alike. The major roadblock for this project comes from a use perspective – who gets to use the path? While local bicycling stakeholders reached a compromise with snowmobilers to share the path, ATV’s now want a piece of the pie. With that increased use – especially for recreational uses that share seasons – comes more complex design and funding needs.
Bike Fed is working with the local stakeholders to find a path forward for the project. New studies are underway to account for ATV’s to see how a compromise can be made that still accomplishes the needs of all trail users.
Let Vilas County officials know the impact this project will have for locals and tourists alike. The County’s support will be critical in moving this project forward.
Great Headwaters Trails