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July Trail Talk

  BOOTS & BOOGIE BIKE BASH II The 2018 trails fundraiser was a huge success! Funds raised will be used to support the Dickinson County Trails Board in planning and development of priority projects. These projects include the Highway 71 PLAC Trail, Jones Pasture Trail, East Lake Trail and connecting Tatonka Ska Trace (rail trail)…

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June Trail Talk

NEW BIKE LANES ON 190TH STREET A joint project with the city of Arnolds Park, Dickinson County Secondary Roads and Dickinson County Trails resulted in new 8-foot concrete shoulders being paved on each side of 190th Street from Bridges Bay to 242nd Avenue.  The project addressed serious safety concerns on a busy road that sees…

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May Trail Talk

Spirit Lake 4th graders line up for the start of BRAWL SPIRIT LAKE 4TH GRADE BRAWL:  On the last day of school the Spirit Lake 4th graders had fantastic weather to enjoy the annual BRAWL (Bike Ride Around West Lake).  This 9-mile ride is put on every year by Spirit Lake Elementary physical education teacher…

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April Trail Talk

SAVE THE DATE – You will not want to miss this year’s Dickinson County Trails benefit.  The Boots & Boogie Bike Bash II will be Saturday, June 30 at the new Arnolds Park Pavilion.  The event will feature live music by Georgia Clay and will benefit local trail projects including the Highway 71 PLAC Trail…

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March Trail Talk

UPDATE ON CURRENT DICKINSON COUNTY TRAIL PROJECTS Tatonka Ska Trace – Work on the rail trail bridge and culvert renovations will begin again soon.  This project ensures that nine significant structures between Spirit Lake and Allendorf are preserved and ready for trail construction.  The work on this project will be complete before summer.  Federal Recreational…

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January Trail Talk

January Trail Talk SPIRIT LAKE J-TERM STUDENT INTERNS WITH DCTB:  Karson Rodriguez, a senior at Spirit Lake High School, did his work-study with DCTB during J-Term in January.  Karson worked on developing a web page for Tatonka Ska Trace and creating a logo for the developing trail.  He plans to attend Iowa State and pursue…

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November Trail Talk

MILFORD BOY SCOUT WORKS TOWARD EAGLE SCOUT RANK BY HELPING DICKINSON COUNTY TRAILS   Quinn Dodds with Milford Boy Scout Troop #170 spent Saturday November 3 installing E-911 signs along the West Okoboji Trail.  The project is part of the work he is doing to earn his Eagle Scout Rank.  Several other scouts from the…

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October Trail Talk

We have had some amazing weather to get out and enjoy the Dickinson County Trails.  We continue to see many people out walking and biking while we appreciate the cooler temperatures and fall’s abundant beauty in the Iowa Great Lakes!    TRAIL PROJECTS CONTINUE     NEW BRIDGE NEAR PLAC:  A new bridge replaced a…

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September Trail Talk

FUN FALL TRAIL EVENTS 26TH ANNUAL U of O OKTOBERFEST BIKE RIDE:  Saturday, September 30,  2017 – Enjoy this fun 24-mile bike ride around West Lake Okoboji.  You will be treated to scenic trails and lakeside roads as you take in the beauty of the Iowa Great Lakes on your bicycle.  West O Brewery will…

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August Trail Talk

RECREATIONAL TRAIL SAFETY & IOWA BIKE LAWS This month we are focusing on recreational trail and bicycle safety in addition to being kind to our fellow trail users. ATV’s ON TRAILS While ATV’s are allowed on most streets throughout the Iowa Great Lakes they are not allowed on Dickinson County Trails. The Trails Board has…

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