June Trails Talk

2022 BIKES-BREWS-BITES FUNDRAISER 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 Read More »

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May Trails Talk

DCTB HOLDS TRAILHEAD GRAND OPENING The weather was a little chilly on Saturday but the Tatanka Ska Trailhead grand opening and bike ride was a well attended and successful event. Erin Reed, DCTB Executive Director, thanked the many project partners and supporters while John Franken highlighted the contractors that participated in the development of the Read More »

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April Trails Talk

TATANKA SKA TRAILHEAD The DCTB is excited to announce the celebration and grand opening of Tatanka Ska Trailhead at the junction of the Spine Trail and Tatanka Ska Trace in Spirit Lake. The event will start at 11:00am on Saturday, May 21, 2022 and will include food and refreshment options at the trailhead.  As part Read More »

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March Trails Talk

DCTB 2022 TRAIL DEVELOPMENT PLAN The DCTB recently held two bid lettings that will comprise the majority of trail development in 2022. The projects will result in adding over 4 miles of new trail to the network. The first project will be another extension of Tatanka Ska Trace that will begin on the east edge Read More »

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January Trails Talk

  TATANKA SKA TRACE AWARDED FEDERAL GRANT The Iowa Transportation Commission has awarded  $395,000 in Federal Recreational Trails funding for Phase IV(b) of Tatanka Ska Trace. The grant will help fund the last segment that will complete the connection between Lake Park and Spirit Lake. This phase will start in Montgomery and go west for Read More »

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November Trails Talk

MILFORD AWARDED REAP GRANT   On November 10, the City of Milford was awarded an Iowa DNR REAP grant for construction of the first phase of the Clay County Connection.  The 1.3-mile trail will start at the south end of the Spine Trail in Milford and is part of a three-phase project to connect the Read More »

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October Trails Talk

S.A.L.T. PATROL SERVES THE TRAILS Seniors and Lawmen Together (S.A.L.T.) is a group of volunteers that patrols the trails of the Iowa Great Lakes region from April through October. The volunteers ride donated Polaris ATVs from the north end of the trail around Big Spirit Lake to the south end at Milford, along the west Read More »

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September Trails Talk

LOCAL BIKE RIDES SUPPORT TRAILS There are many great bike rides and trail events every year in the Iowa Great Lakes and a number of them support the Dickinson County Trails.  These events take a lot of effort on the part of the organizations that put them on.  We appreciate their hard work and commitment Read More »

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August Trails Talk

2021 DCTB & HOPE ROLLS FUNDRAISER DCTB’s collaboration with Hope Rolls to raise funds for development and provide recreational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities was a big success raising over $5,800.  Hope Rolls was founded in 2019 to provide adaptive tricycles to children who are unable to ride traditional bikes. In early Read More »

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July Trails Talk

2021 PROJECT UPDATE The 2021 trail construction season is well under way with four projects currently in development. Highway 71 Trail: Paving of this extension from Nature Center Road going north to 34th Street in Spirit Lake is nearly complete. The trail provides improved safety and access to the Spirit Lake Trail at a controlled intersection. Read More »

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