Group Rides Have Started
Looking for riding companions! Club group rides have started!
Monday evening women’s rides: Starting May 8: Meet at the hospital parking lot (St. Joseph’s) at 5:30. Groups will divide up and go at different speeds and for differing distances.
Tuesday morning: Starting May 9: Meet at the parking lot behind the Antigo Public Library at 10am (starting time will move earlier once the weather warms). Direction depends on weather and the group splits into subgroups according to riders wishes. No one is dropped!!
Wednesday evening: Starting April 19: Meet at the courthouse in Antigo at 5:15 pm. Direction and distances are determined at the time.
Mark Your Calendars:
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Next Club event:
Sat. May 20th: Stand for Children’s Day: 9:30am – noon at Peaceful Valley Park: Help is needed in teaching kids bike safety as well as testing skills.
Sat. May 20th: Work Day at Gartzke: Details to be announced
Thirty Years and Still Going Strong:
Below is a link to an article from Silent Sports magazine from Feb. 1987 describing the establishing of ski trails at Gartzke. We’ve skied a long way since then.
Note: The article was written by Lisa Erickson who is now Lisa Haefs, news editor of the Antigo Daily Journal.
Upcoming other events:
LAMBA Volunteer Days
Interested in helping the Langlade Area Mountain Bike Association (LAMBA) in our exciting new venture of building single track mountain bike trails at Jack Lake?
We are still awaiting some final permits, but if all goes well, we are planning to start building trail the second week of June. We have tentative volunteer work days scheduled for the weekends of June 17th,18th and June 24th & 25th. Please mark your calendars and watch for updates!
Some of you may be wondering what to expect in a day of trail building. We will set a time to meet in the parking lot. We will have a short meeting to explain the goals of the day and also give some expectations and explanations on how to properly use the trail tools available. If group is large, we may split up to be more efficient. There will be “Trail Bosses” on the trail with you. They will train you, guide you and answer questions. The section of trail you are working on is their responsibility, so if they ask you to go over a section again or slope it a little differenlty, please do so…they are the trail boss.
You will want to wear sturdy shoes, and long pants. Work gloves are good. There will be bugs – so bring repellent. Have water to stay hydrated and snacks to stay properly fueled.
If you have trail tools and are willing to bring them, please do so. If you don’t have trail specifi tools that is OK! : loppers, metal garden rakes, pry bars, shovels, ect. Mark them with clearly with your name. If you plan to bring the whole family, little kids are really good at cutting little roots that stick up when the trail is pretty much finished, bring little loppers or garden shears that they can manage safely.
Ski Trail Updates courtesy of Langlade County are at:
Board Members: Laurie Shepherd, Alan Berger, Mary Jo Filbrandt, Brady Koss, Don Mollet
Attention All Bicyclists: New Riding Opportunity: There is now a mile long loop for a single track bike trail just south of Antigo (N1985 Dump Rd.) This is the site of the old landfill which has been capped. This effort was made possible through collaboration between the city and the Antigo Bike & Ski Club. The city greatly appreciates the support and vision of Josh Zalewski and all the time he spent flagging the trail and attending meetings. Brady Koss did an excellent job assisting the trail crew with placing the initial loop in the fall of 2013. Here is the work crew after some trail maintenance on Oct.11, 2014
Gartzke has an official address of W6379 Fifth Ave.Town of Polar