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Iron County non-motorized trail fundraiser planned


July 12, 2018

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

IRON COUNTY Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts board members Mike Fauerbach and Bob Traczyk recently installed a new sign, shown here Wednesday, at the Hurley trailhead between Second Avenue and the Montreal River. ICORE is holding a fundraiser Saturday at Cary Park to raise funds for continued trail and trailhead development.


Hurley - Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts and other trail advocates in Iron County continue to work to develop the non-motorized trail between Hurley and Montreal, with a fundraiser planned Saturday at Cary Park in Hurley.

ICORE will have brats, hot dogs, salad and cold drinks at Cary Park, according to Iron County's University of Wisconsin-Extension community educator Amy Nosal, starting at noon Saturday.

Along with the food, the fundraiser invites people to ride from Cary Park to the Montreal River trailhead in Hurley and back.

"From Cary Park to about Highline, there is already a path. Then it's alley-way until you hit (Ninth Avenue)," said Nosal, one of the fundraiser's organizers, gesturing to a map of the route.

The map shows riders will ride down Ninth Avenue to Gold Street and then Gold to Fifth Avenue and then Division Street to get to the trailhead between Second Avenue/U.S. 51 and the Montreal River.

While riders can bike to the park at any time, a flyer for the event lists organized rides as scheduled for noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m.

The fundraiser will also feature a scavenger hunt for kids, according to the flyer.

Money raised at the event will go to develop both the existing Hurley trailhead and the work extending the trail through Hurley to Cary Park and ultimately Montreal.

"It's fundraising for trailhead and trail development," Nosal said.

While ICORE and others continue to raise funds for new work, progress continues to be made developing the county's non-motorized trail system.

Last Friday, ICORE board members Mike Fauerbach and Bob Traczyk installed a new sign at the Hurley trailhead.

"There was no sign indicating this was the trailhead for Hurley," Traczyk said, adding the sign is also intended to acknowledge the individuals and organizations that donated money to make the trailhead possible.

While temporary signs will be in place Saturday along the route between Cary Park and the Hurley trailhead, Traczyk said more permanent signs are expected to be installed in the near future.


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