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Category: Bike, Run, Hike

  • Len Villano

    Cycle the Door’s Centuries

    When the Village of Sister Bay demolished the Helm’s Four Seasons Hotel to expand Waterfront Park in 2008, the wheels started turning in Brian Fitzgerald’s head. The event organizer who once spun pots at a small shop across the street from the village beach envisioned a site that outdoors lovers would clamor for. The village […]

  • Thoughts on the Boston Marathon

    April 15, 2013. The average person may not be able to place what occurred on this date initially, other than noting it was the date federal and state taxes were due.

  • Fat Tire Biking at Newport

    Everyone knows about the hiking, skiing and snowshoeing opportunities throughout Door County, but id you know there is more than two miles of trail for fat tire winter biking at Newport State Park? “Right now there’s too much snow,” said Park Manager Michelle Hefty on Jan.

  • Fifty Miles on Foot: Getting to know the ‘pain cave’ during a solo Fall 50

    I was nervous. I have run a marathon. I’ve biked halfway across the country. But running 50 miles was something that I struggled to wrap my head around.

  • 25 Years of Running Wild at Potawatomi State Park

    For the past 24 years, runners of all ages have gathered at Potawatomi State Park to take part in Run Wild – the annual fundraiser for the Friends of Potawatomi State Park.

  • Becoming A Runner

    When I started this journey on Nov. 30, 2011, I truly had no idea what I was getting into. I knew that I wanted to lose my baby weight. I knew that I wanted to get back in shape.

  • Dan Eggert, biker

    Ride for Nature to Benefit The Ridges Sanctuary

    As cyclists cross the finish line of this year’s Ride for Nature, a few numbers might come to mind. The most likely pairing will be one and 100, as the June 16th ride is an early event in the cycling calendar and will probably be the first century ride of the season for many participants. […]

  • When Trash Talk Goes Wrong

    Under gray skies and through a heavy mist Sunday afternoon, I ran farther than I ever have in my life. I was putting in my first “long run.” Twelve miles around the damp back roads of Baileys Harbor.

  • Aaron Schneider Doubles Down in Century Pursuit

    The sun was long gone when Aaron Schneider made the turn into Sunset Park toward the finish line of the Fall 50 Saturday night, just as it was when he started his run in the same spot the night before.

  • Out of the Water

    As day breaks on July 18, 2010, Door County Triathlon Race Director Sean Ryan is glued to his radio. A thousand athletes will soon descend on Frank Murphy County Park in Egg Harbor for the Half Iron event, and a bank of heavy clouds hangs ominously over Green Bay.

  • Peninsula State park

    The Enduring Value of Peninsula State Park

    “I’m going for a run in the park,” I said to Brian Fitzgerald, a friend and the race director for this weekend’s Door County Half Marathon in Peninsula State Park. We occasionally hit the trails there

  • When Every Step Is A Challenge

    Imagine having to pay attention to every step as you compete in a race. Imagine being at the starting line wondering when your feet will start to burn.

  • Pete Saloutos/CORBIS

    Profit through Patience

    The Door County Triathlon didn’t produce a dime for the Door County YMCA or Door County Parks System in 2005, its first year. The event was staged at Frank Murphy County Park and used other county park system facilities. The YMCA provided support, promotion, and dozens of volunteers. But after all was said and done, […]

  • Door County Half Marathon

    Getting Started Is the Hard Part at the Door County Half Marathon

    It was about 9:45 in the morning on Saturday when most of the thousand runners in the Door County Half Marathon swarmed into place along Shore Road, packed tight and eager for the start of the 3rd running

  • Ultra-Running for the Fun of It

    In my short career as a runner (18 months after I sputtered through my first two-mile run, it still feels a bit strange to call myself a runner), I have noticed that there are three kinds of people in the world – those who are runners, those who aren’t runners but understand why others like […]

  • Silent Revolution: Door County’s silent sports community gaining traction

    After the spring thaw, a narrow trail hides beneath the matted bed of leaves on the floor of Peninsula State Park. The air is crisp, the trees are still, and the silence of the forest is disturbed only by the rustle of a breeze through the lightly burdened branches of blossoming sugar maples, basswoods and […]

  • A Trail for All Seasons: The Ahnapee State Trail

    75 years, beginning in 1894, the sounds of train whistles and steam engines could be heard in Southern Door County, moving freight and commerce back and forth between Green Bay and the Door Peninsula. Since the mid-1970s, however, what was once a railway has been transformed into a year-round recreational pathway utilized by thousands of […]

  • On The Road Again: Road biking in Door County

    Road biking has enjoyed a major resurgence in recent years with the phenomenal success of American bike racer Lance Armstrong and his unprecedented seven consecutive victories in the Tour de France, the premier road biking event in the world. The secondary and tertiary backcountry roads in Door County offer fantastic opportunities for those who want […]

  • Door County Half Marathon Race Aims To Boost Early May Tourism

    Another distance event has been added to the Door County running calendar for 2008. Organizers are planning the first Door County Half Marathon for May 3 of next year, an event they hope will enhance the peninsula’s reputation as an active destination while boosting an otherwise slow spring weekend for the tourism-dependent community.

  • Can’t Bluff the Bluff: Door County’s triathlon

    With hundreds of miles of coastline, and thousands of open and protected acres, the Door County peninsula has long been an attraction to those who love and appreciate outdoor activities and adventures. Boaters, bathers, bikers and hikers have been drawn to the area for many years to take advantage of the ample land and water […]