Ben Bergey, Director Wisconsin State Parks visited Amery and the Stower Seven Lakes State Trail on Monday. Ben and Bill Zager, President Friends of Wisconsin State Parks (FWSP) had a meeting, while riding the Stower Seven Lakes State Trail, Amery to Lotus Lake Park, and they discussed FWSP/ WiDNR cooperative efforts.
Ben was very impressed by the diverse scenery, the condition of the trail and the trimming of the vegetation as well as improvement projects. Ben and Bill would like to thank the Friends of Stower Seven Lakes State Trail for keeping the trail and corridor in such great condition. Also extend a thank you to the Friends, students from Amery and Osceola High Schools and Pleasant Lake 4-H Club for the co-operative effort in recent trail maintenance and interpretative improvements, partially funded by a matching grant from FWSP. The improvement projects include the planting of the Butterfly Garden at the Nye Parking Lot, and building and installation of bluebird and wood duck houses along the trail. All of this added up to a very great experience riding the trail.
Left to right,
Team Port Val Halla Jim Chisholm ,Jon Chisholm ,Tim Chisholm, 3 person team 1:32:00
The Journey Boyz Levi Busse, Josh Stauner, 2 person team 1:39:14
Kirsten Hansen individual female 1:40:20
Greg Richert, individual male 1:29:44
The 6th annual Seven Lakes Triathlon had a warm day and was enjoyed by all 45 participants and many more spectators. The coarse consisted of 16 mile bike, paddle around the South Twin Course and a 5 K run on the Stower Seven Lakes State Trail. This event is billed as a fun Triathlon, there were road bikes, hybrids bikes and even a tandem! Water craft were canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, this certainly shows how fun can be had by all!
The Race Begins!
1513 is first place male, 1514 is jon Bratt second place male
1519 first place 2 person team 1520 Kirsten Hanson first place female
link to results for all times and PDF below
Bike portion of the event will start at the Pavilion and make a loop of approximately 16 miles. It will end at the Amery beach where the attendees will continue on the canoe/kayak event.
Canoe/Kayak around South Twin Lake.
The event will end with the run on the trail which will start at the beach and end at the Pavilion. Running portion is approximately 3.1 miles and held on the Stower Seven Lakes State Trail.(Route may be subject to change.)
Teams will consist of 1, 2 or 3 people.
Timing by Performance Timing, LLC.