St. Croix Bike & Pedestrian Trails Coalition

6  St.Croix Bike   Pedestrian Trails CoalitionLooking for a delicious, low key ride in the Rivers Falls and Roberts area of St. Croix County. Check out the information about the first annual Farm Pedal Ride sponsored by St. Croix County and UWExt at
The ride will be held Saturday, August 8th. Visit farms, enjoy yummy local food along the way and complete the day with music and more food at the end. There's even an option for non-riders to join the festivities. There is no on line registration available and registrations closes on Monday, August 3rd.
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Stower Seven Lakes State Trail Tri-athlon

Register now for the Seven Lakes Triathlon held in Amery beginning at Soo Line Park.
Each year this event has drawn more participants as word spreads about its outstanding characteristics. The event consists of a 16-mile bike ride, a canoe/kayak paddle, and a 3.1 mile run. You will see outstanding scenery and be able to enjoy local foods and sights.

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Entry fees:
Solo $40; Team of two $60

Osceola teachers place 1st and 2nd in half marathon

May 9, 2015

Submitted by: Joan Fogelberg, writer/editor Friends of Stower Seven Lakes State Trail newsletter 715-755-2487

Osceola teachers place 1st and 2nd in half marathon sponsored by Friends of Stower Seven Lakes States Trail

Teachers reigned on Saturday running the first half marathon sponsored by Friends of Stower Seven Lakes State Trail. Beginning at Lotus Lake Park and finishing at Soo Line Park in Amery 30 runners enjoyed a great day to compete. Race Rolling, a Tech Ed at the Middle School finished first at 1.22.28 with Mark Swiontek, Music teacher at the Intermediate School coming in second at 1.27.01. Tony Meyers from Amery came in 3rd at 1.35.40. Meyers is employed at Bremer Bank and serves on the Stower Friends’ board with a passion for supporting non-motorized trail events open to people of all ages and abilities. “It took a village of dedicated volunteers to help make this such a successful race event,” said Meyers. Rolling is also known for participation in ultramarathon events. Swiontek recently completed the Boston Marathon. Adam Lushanko of Scandia placed 4th and Mary Boe of Amery placed 5th, the first woman to finish. With so much enthusiasm, Meyers is confident the event will be back again next year.

Photos by Joan Fogelberg


Lackluster snow conditions did not discourage skiers, snowshoers and walkers for candlelight ski event

imageStubborn luminaries did not dampen the spirits of determined silent sports fans for the fifth annual Candlelight Ski Event sponsored by Friends of Stower Seven Lakes State Trail. There was an enthusiastic turnout and many just gathered around the fire or pavilion sipping on hot chocolate and cider.

Since I was in the hot chocolate truck taking in all the activity I can tell you there was no shortage of conversation.

I loved watching all the kids. They were so polite—I couldn't get over it.

As a grandmother, that is so nice to see. Also seeing people of all ages and abilities out there is just heart warming. I think some folks like to just come out and visit and the moderate temperature made it a great opportunity. One fellow, a retired Navy Seal, had important stories to share about his wartime training and experiences. Two women I photographed, just enjoyed walking along the candlelit trail. And, if you were too little to ski, or walk— not to worry—there was a sled ready to head out just for you.  Download Newsletter to Read More…..

Joan Fogelberg