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Let’s Talk Beer and Biking with Dick Leinenkugel

The community is invited to join Dick Leinenkugel and volunteers with the Great Headwaters Trails (GHT) Foundation for the annual “Let’s Talk Beer and Biking with Dick Leinenkugel”. “Let’s Talk” will be hosted at Greenhill’s Log Cabin, 226 Hwy 45, Conover, WI 54519, on Thursday, June 27, 2024 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. “Let’s Talk”…

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13th Annual Ride with Leinie will be Held July 27, 2024

In the Northwoods of Wisconsin, there’s a unique bicycle event that has been drawing riders and Leinenkugel Beer fans for more than 12 years. On Saturday, July 27th, the Ride With Leinie fundraiser will once again return to Conover. The annual event, hosted by the Great Headwaters Trails (GHT) Foundation, attracts more than 300 riders. Participants…

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Installation of the Eagle River Connector is Completed

The installation of the Eagle River Connector has been completed for the season. A team of volunteers from the Three Eagle Foundation, Tara Lila LLC, and Great Headwaters Trails repaired the anchors on Wednesday and installed the bollards and chains on Thursday. This connector provides a safe route for bikers from the Three Eagle Trail…

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Ride with Leinie Featured in Wisconsin Bike Fed!

Read the Wisconsin Bike Fed Article on the history of the Ride with Leinie event! Learn how the event began and all the exciting things coming to this year’s ride on July 27th.

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Conover-Phelps Trail Open for the Season

Spring clean-up and new directional sign installation have been completed on the Conover-Phelps Trail and the trail is now open to ride for the season. The images below feature Neal Adams performing clean-up by removing trees and installing new directional signs.  


Ride with Leinie 2024 Returns to Conover!

On Saturday, July 27, 2024, GHT will once again host the Ride with Leinie fundraiser bicycle event. This year, participants may choose from five different ride options. Dick Leinenkugel will lead off the 20.4-mile ride on the Conover-Phelps Trail and Dick’s Daughter Katie Leinenkugel will lead off the 10.4-mile trail ride. For those that prefer…


Great Headwaters Trails Donates to Towns of Conover and Phelps

On September 7, 2023, the Towns of Conover and Phelps received a donation from Great Headwaters Trails. The monies were part of the proceeds from the Ride with Leinie event held on the Conover-Phelps Bike Trail also known as the C-P Trail. $17,000 was raised from the event and $5,000 was given to each town.…

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River Trail – A High-Value, Priority Project!

The River Trail will connect Eagle River to the 55-mile Heart of Vilas System, and extend the system by 10 miles. St. Germain will become a system hub and the new River Trail will, we predict, become one of the most popular parts of the whole system! At the place shown in the photo, the…


River Trail Executive Summary Findings

GHT’s retired engineers did a study of several routing options to provide clarity to questions raised early in the summer of 2023 about the best route for the River Trail. Their findings confirmed that the route that had been proposed in 2018 was the best in all categories of study: providing safety to bike riders…