June Trails Talk


2022 Bikes, Brews and Bites

The Dickinson County Trails Board invites you to enjoy a great evening of celebrating and supporting our wonderful trails on Friday, July 22, 2022. The event will take place at the Maser Monarch Lodge where you will be treated to tasty bites from Back Alley BBQ, live music and a variety of brews, wine and a bourbon tasting.

Please consider supporting the trails with an event sponsorship. Your generous donation will assist the Dickinson County Trails Board in the development of priority projects that will add up to 8 miles of new trail over the next two years. The fundraiser will also coincide with the Okoboji Foundation’s $5,000 July Nonprofit Challenge and you may give directly to the trails or send your donation through www.GiveOkoboji.com between July 1-31, 2022. Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are available on the DCTB’s website www.dickinsoncountytrails.com.



The DCTB received notification of two grant awards in May.  The first is a grant from the Okoboji Foundation that will provide $50,000 in funding for continued development Tatanka Ska Trace. The grant will support the final 2.5-mile section of trail that will connect the city of Lake Park to the Iowa Great Lakes.Okoboji Foundation

The second grant award comes from the Region 3 Transportation Alternatives Program for another segment of Tatanka Ska Trace. The award of $272,000 will be available in 2026 for construction of a 2.2-mile segment that will begin the trail’s expansion east towards the town of Superior.



2022 BrassBRASL – BIKE RIDE AROUND SPIRIT LAKE:  Saturday, July 9 – Enjoy a 15-mile bike cruise around Iowa’s largest natural lake or power bike 25 and 50-mile routes around the Iowa Great Lakes and Minnesota.  This is a family friendly ride that treats you to scenic lakeside trails and includes a t-shirt and lunch certificate. Proceeds from the event will benefit Dickinson County Trails. Visit www.spiritlakecc.com for ride details and registration.




Sportsmans TikiSportsman’s 8th Annual Tiki Ride:  Saturday, August 6 – Riders of all ages can enjoy 16, 22 and 38-mile routes with prizes and games along the way. The ride includes a shirt, gift bag and lunch at Sportsman’s with live entertainment during lunch and after the ride.  There will be many prizes, games and fun surprises along the route and riders will receive a raffle entry at each of the sponsored stops. Proceeds from the ride will support Dickinson County Trails.  More information on the ride and registration is available at Sportsman’s Facebook site www.facebook.com/events.


As always, Happy Trails to You and Yours.
Erin Reed, Executive Director