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APRIL TRAIL TALK

2019 DICKINSON COUNTY
TRAILS FUNDRAISER

You will not want to miss this year’s Dickinson County Trails benefit.  The Bikes, Brews & Bites celebration will be Saturday, July 27 at the Okoboji Brewing Company.  We are working with the brewery to create a great new outdoor event space and there will be a variety of brews along with bourbon tasting and wine.  Farm to Fork is providing a fantastic menu with live music both in and outside of the brewery. Proceeds will assist the Dickinson County Trails Board in planning and development of priority projects.  These projects include expanding the Highway 71 Trail, completing the Jones Pasture Trail, connecting to Clay County and joining Lake Park and Spirit Lake by way of the rail trail Tatonka Ska Trace.  Keep an eye out for individual tickets going on sale soon and for sponsorship opportunities please contact us at dctrails@co.dickinson.ia.us or visit our website at www.dickinsoncountytrails.com .

Erin Reed, Yvonne Taylor and Rob Waterhouse

JONES PASTURE TRAIL RECEIVES OKOBOJI FOUNDATION GRANT

Rob Waterhouse, Okoboji Foundation President, presented DCTB with a $50,000 check for the Jones Pasture Trail on April 19.  The project will extend the Spine Trail on the northeast side of Big Spirit Lake for another mile toward Angler’s Bay Wildlife Management Area.  We are grateful for Okoboji Foundation’s support of the Jones Pasture Trail as well as their contributions to many of our projects over the last several years.

UPCOMING TRAIL & BIKE EVENTS

MARCH FOR BABIES TEAM TEGAN LYNN WALK:  Saturday, May 18 – Enjoy a nice stroll on the Iowa Great Lakes trail and support Team Tegan Lynn in raising money for March of Dimes. The event kicks off at the Bedell Family YMCA and registration starts at 8:00 AM.  For more information visit www.marchforbabies.org/team/teamteganlynn .

2nd ANNUAL OKOBOJI BIKE-N-BITE: Saturday, June 8 – Iowa State University Extension is gearing up for their 2nd Annual Bike-n-Bite on June 8 with more stops, more eats, two routes (15 & 25 mile) and fun for the whole family! Registration is $15 per person by June 5 or $20 at the door.  Children 12 and under are welcome to attend with their parents or guardians for free.  Register online at Dickinson County ISU Extension’s website.

35TH ANNUAL U of O CAMPUS BIKE RIDE:  Saturday, June 29 – Enjoy a ride around the Iowa Great Lakes of 25, 50 or 100 miles. A pancake breakfast starts at 7:00am with ride to follow at 9:00am.  Take in the beauty of scenic trails and lakeside roads on your bicycle with proceeds going to help the community. Visit www.threesons.com for ride details.

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