August 2023 Trails Talk

 2023 SPORTSMAN’S TIKI RIDE A HUGE SUCCESS Left: Dan, Dave and Donnie Tryon from Sportsman’s Pub present DCTB representatives Erin Reed and Yvonne Taylor with a check from the 2023 Tiki Ride. The Tiki Ride keeps growing and the 9th annual ride proved that as the most successful yet. The event, held on August 5, Read More »

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July 2023 Trails Talk

BIKES-BREWS-BITES & $5,000 JULY CHALLENGE The 2023 Bikes – Brews – Bites trails celebration held on July 21 was a big success and the DCTB extends our gratitude to all who supported the event through attendance, donations and sponsorships. There was an incredible response from area businesses, volunteers and donors that made this fun event Read More »

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7/10/2023 STORM UPDATE

7/10/23 STORM UPDATE: There are trees down on the Spine Trail between McDonald’s and the YMCA. Other areas may be affected by the storm and we will have a crew clearing the trails ASAP as we get reports. Thank you for your patience while we get things open again!      

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June 2023 Trails Talk

2023 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 21, 2023. 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 2023 Trails Talk

SPIRIT LAKE 4th GRADE BRAWL Seventy-seven Spirit Lake 4th graders, with 26 family members helping along the way, spent the last day of school on May 19 participating in the 9th annual BRAWL (Bike Ride Along West Lake). Spirit Lake PE teacher and ride organizer Tim O’Hagan explained what the day entails and how special Read More »

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April 2023 Trails Talk

2023 TRAIL PROJECTS GET ROLLING Now that the weather is warming up, trail projects around the Iowa Great Lakes are getting into gear. Maintenance work will start in the next week that  involves crack sealing and surface preservation on the Spine Trail beginning at the south end of Milford and going north through Henderson Woods Read More »

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March 2023 Trails Talk

grassy trail

DCTB 2023 TRAIL DEVELOPMENT PLAN In 2023, the development of Tatanka Ska Trace will continue with the last segment that will connect Lake Park to the entire Iowa Great Lakes Trails system. The trail will start in Montgomery, go west 2.5 miles and connect at 170th Avenue with Phase IV(c) where it continues into Lake Read More »

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February 2023 Trails Talk

Nelson Bench

BIKING IN PURSUIT OF COFFEE & DONUTS   Steve Nelson shares the story behind a bench the family recently purchased in honor of their dad and his neighbor who found a passion for biking through their quest for coffee and donuts. “Dave Nelson and Bob Kline were retired neighbors in Monarch Cove when they decided Read More »

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January 2023 Trails Talk

trail groomer

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING TRAILS The cold and snow can limit opportunities to get on our bikes and enjoy the trails, however, we are fortunate to have great cross country skiing trails in the Iowa Great Lakes to enjoy during the winter months. Groomed trails are available at Brooks Golf Course up to the Dickinson County Read More »

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1/30/2023 Cross Country Skiing Update

Cross Country Update 2023

BROOKS-NATURE CENTER TRAIL: Brooks was groomed with classic tracks on Sunday (1/29/23) and will be groomed with a skate ski lane on Monday (1/30/23). Conditions are excellent from the Clubhouse at Brooks to the Nature Center. KETTLESON HOGSBACK TRAIL: The trail was freshly groomed with classic tracks on Sunday (1/29/23) and conditions are excellent!

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