THUMBS UP TO BICYLING IN VILAS COUNTY -
a Place of Age Old Beauty and Serenity
Buy and wear a Bike Band to celebrate the great bike riding opportunities in this place, and for SPECIAL OFFERS at businesses around the county. CLICK HERE or on the photos above to get up-to-date info on Participating Merchants and Bike Band Sellers.
BIKE TRAILS PROJECTS HAPPENING THIS SUMMER:
• IN EAGLE RIVER - The Eagle River Connector will give Three Eagle Trail users a safe and convenient way to to get to the Historic Depot on the doorstep of the business district. The project is fully funded! Thanks to the support of 14 area businesses, 15 individuals and couples, the City of Eagle River, the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Eagle River Rotary, the $15,000 Tara Lila Depot Challenge has been met and exceeded.
• UP IN CONOVER AND PHELPS -
Development starts this summer on 8.7 miles of trail through the woodlands between Phelps and Conover. CLICK HERE for an updated trail plan for the whole Conover and Phelps area.
HELP GET ALL 8.7 MILES COMPLETED IN 2014 - Donate by check or click the PayPal button below to use a credit card.
WHAT IS THE GHT SYSTEM?
More than 40 miles of 10-foot-wide hard surface biking and walking trails connecting all the town centers in eastern Vilas County. Click here to see a map of all four trail corridors.
DO BUSINESSES BENEFIT FROM BIKE TRAILS?
Click here for some local examples and scientific studies that show the potential Return on Investment.
WHO ARE THOSE WHO SUPPORT A TRAIL SYSTEM FOR EASTERN VILAS COUNTY?
Since 2010 GHT has pulled together over $1,000,000 of funding to start building the GHT System. Over 100 individuals, foundations, businesses and organizations are sources for those funds. Click here to download the most current System Supporters list. Or click on the logos of GHT Supporters!
THE 40-MILE GHT SYSTEM IS REALLY LONGER THAN 40 MILES!
Since it connects to three popular existing trail system, the GHT System will create a network of community biking and walking trails OVER 100 MILES LONG. (CLICK HERE FOR A VIEW OF THAT!)
The GHT System will connect all the town centers in eastern Vilas County – Eagle River, Conover, Phelps, and Land O' Lakes. It will also connect to the Wilderness Lakes Trails around Land O' Lakes, the Three Eagle Trail running from Eagle River to Three Lakes, and the Heart of Vilas System extending from St. Germain through to Manitowish Waters via Sayner and Boulder Junction.
About two-thirds of the GHT System will also be used for snowmobiling in winter.
GHT's trails and the entire countywide trail system will be useful to everyone - local school kids, people doing errands, and folks from near and far who will have additional reasons to come up to enjoy the Northwoods. And additional reasons to partake of the goods and services offered by businesses here.