Sunday, December 13, 2009

Let it snow...

Let it snow... Let it snow.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Don't forget...

The Snowflake Nordic youth ski club information meeting is being held this afternoon at 4:00PM in the Westby library (downstairs). More infor here.

Friday, December 4, 2009

La Farge's Small Town Christmas

No plans for Saturday evening? Head over to the Kickapoo Valley Reserve Visitor Center for La Farge's Small Town Christmas. Events include a seminar on cheese making, a cookie walk, a display of the photo contest entries, and a performance by String Ties! While you are there, pick up a copy of the calendar featuring photos from the contest. Friends of the Reserve memberships will also be available at a discounted rate. See you there!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Help Support the MUT!

Hello fellow recreational enthusiasts, We need your help! As many of you know, in 2011 the Department of Transportation will begin construction on a project that will include a multi-use path between Westby and Viroqua. This multi -use trail will be a great asset to our community. Vernon Trails pledged $3000.00 toward the MUT. In an effort to meet that goal, we are holding a raffle. We are only half way to meeting our goal. We are raffling 3 great prizes: a hybrid bicycle, pair of snowshoes, and a winter Vernon Trails Thermal Jacket! Tickets are 1 for $5.00 or 5 for $20.00 and are for sale at Bluedog Cycles, Viroqua Food Cooperative, Chilito Lindo, Borgens in Westby, or call 637-2072. The drawing will be held on Friday November 27, 2009 after the Twinklefest parade. Please help support Vernon Trail's with the MUT! Thank you! Alycann Taylor Volunteer Director Vernon Trails Please support this great cause!

Friday, October 2, 2009

SidieFest Success

Hey all, The 4th annual Sidiefest was a great success. The clouds parted on Friday night and Saturday was perfect for building trail. We had 70 people signed in and doing trailwork (an enormous thank you to all that rolled up their sleeves and got dirty). We got a whole lot of the connector from the top down to the dam benchcut, we cleared some new corridor up top, we installed some beautiful benches (made for us by the Mapledale Motivators 4H club), and we got some signage up (hurray for signs). After working hard we tapped a keg from Capital Brewery and fired up a grill. The crowd of workers was joined by lots of locals coming for the party, and we were entertained by 4 bands. The next morning Darrell put on a killer pancake breakfast and then we suited up and headed out to stomp the trails. The hail and rain held off till early afternoon and good times were had by all. In the next few weeks we'll have some new maps up in the kiosks and available on the VT webpage. If you missed the party, I'm sorry but you'll have to wait till next year when we celebrate 5 years of 'Festing' at Sidie. In the meantime, if you're looking to get your trailwork on, call the shop to learn about when we will be out there making beautiful trails. This is trail building season and we'll go till the ground is covered with snow. Later Pete

Friday, September 25, 2009

SidieFest Update

Just a reminder to you all that Sidiefest is this weekend. See the poster below for all the details. The weather forecast is being upgraded everyday, and it should prove to be a fantastic time.
We have a lot of tasks to accomplish ranging from earth moving, blistering labor to family friendly beautification duties. On a quick side note we are looking for two chain sawyers still if anyone likes to make loud noises and produce sawdust. As always we will finish up with the work part of the weekend by 3ish on Saturday and then it's partytime till noon the next day. Call the bike shop with questions 637-6993. See you outside, Pete Taylor Vernon Trails

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


SidieFest, our annual trail building party, is only a few weeks away...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Vernon Trails is a non-profit organization committed to developing and maintaining sustainable roadways and trails, while continuing to create access for human powered users. Vernon Trails is the IMBA and WORBA chapter for the Vernon and Crawford county area in southwestern Wisconsin