November Trails Talk

BETSY’S BENCH STORY Erick Hovey recently purchased a bench in memory of his wife Elizabeth “Betsy” Rose (Hostert) Hovey and he shared the story of their time here in the Iowa Great Lakes. “Betsy first visited the Lakes area with me in 1988. She was an avid hiker and cyclist and through the 1990’s she Read More »

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October Trails Talk

DCTB & HOPE ROLLS FUNDRAISER RAFFLE Left: DCTB Executive Director, Erin Reed presents Shanna Claybaugh and Maria Mellmann from Hope Rolls with a check for $3,000 from the DCTB’s summer fundraiser raffle. The DCTB’s collaboration with Hope Rolls was another big success raising $6,000 in funds for trail development and to provide recreational opportunities for Read More »

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September Trails Talk

WEST O “ON US” NIGHT Left: Joe Tiefenthaler, Joe Newlin and Matt Matthiesen from West O Beer, present the DCTB with a check from “On Us” night at the brewery. As part of their Taproots initiative to support local nonprofits, West O Beer has hosted several “On Us” nights to highlight and raise funds for Read More »

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August Trails Talk

SPORTSMAN’S TIKI RIDE SUPPORTS TRAILS Left: Dave and Dan Tryon from Sportsman’s Pub, present DCTB representatives Yvonne Taylor and Erin Reed with a check from the Tiki Ride. In spite of the rain, the 8th annual Tiki Ride was the most successful yet. The event, held on August 6, brought in several hundred riders and Read More »

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July Trails Talk

TRAIL ETIQUETTE: E-BIKES & MORE E-bikes became a hot topic last week due to a news story regarding complaints of them being a problem on the trails. For the most part, the responses received about e-bikes have been positive and they are great for giving more people the opportunity to get out on the trails. Read More »

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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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