Category: Bike, Run, Hike

  • Town Starts Work On Parks Plan

    Jacksonport Parks Committee members in December agreed that they should consider trail or bicycle-route connectivity between town parks and natural areas as they work this winter on a Jacksonport Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. Committee members also discussed a lack of use of the space near the fire station and town hall, the general distribution of […]

  • New Bridge Thanks To Room-Tax Dollars

    The dilapidated, unsafe-for-crossing bridge familiar to anyone who regularly hikes the Door County Land Trust’s Bayshore Blufflands in Sevastopol will have noticed the recent completion of a new crossing. The Door County Land Trust (DCLT) received a $75,000 grant earlier this year from Destination Door County’s Community Investment Fund (CIF). The DCLT trail bridge project […]

  • Trails Initiative Would Connect Northern Door Communities

    Public input sought at Dec. 12 meetings Residents from throughout Door County can provide ideas and learn more about proposed bicycle and walking trails linking communities and beaches at an event at the Kress Pavilion Dec. 12. During open-house-format meetings 10 am-noon and 5-7 pm, at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor, residents, business owners, […]

  • Egg Harbor Trails Initiative Announces Input Sessions

    Would you like to see an off-road multimodal trail network in Door County? If so, share your input at a public meeting and information session for the Egg Harbor Trails Initiative on Dec. 12 at the Kress Pavilion.  The Village of Egg Harbor, in partnership with the Town of Egg Harbor and Town of Gibraltar, […]

  • PODCAST: Clearing New Trails in Egg Harbor

    A plan for new multimodal paths to connect Egg Harbor to Fish Creek is taking shape with the help of the National Park Service. Community Planner Christopher Morgan and Landscape Architect Patrick Lydon of the National Park Service join the podcast to talk about their work assisting the village in engaging the public and planning […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Biking Class Teaches Kids to Ride

    Ben Herland loves to bike, and now he’s hoping some exposure to bicycling will kindle that love in some of his students at TJ Walker Middle School in Sturgeon Bay. The physical education teacher introduced a bicycling class to the physical education curriculum to help add more life-long fitness activities to the roster. The new […]

  • The Fall 50: A 50-mile Running Adventure Oct. 21

    The year’s most scenic run takes to the roads of the peninsula this Saturday. The Fall 50 will bring more than 2,000 people to run 50 miles – some solo and some in teams – from Gills Rock to Sturgeon Bay.  The course follows the western shoreline of the peninsula, passing scenic overlooks and through […]


    The Sturgeon Bay Common Council passed a resolution Oct. 3 to authorize the construction of new bicycle and pedestrian facilities as part of the improvements planned on Memorial Drive from South 12th Avenue to South 15th Avenue and on South 15th Avenue from Memorial Drive to Utah Street. The city will be applying for Local […]

  • Cycling Without Age Keeps the Wind In Their Hair

    It’s late July and I’m pedaling down Villa Drive in Sister Bay, behind Scandia Village Good Samaritan, alongside a couple of passengers in a trishaw piloted by Don Kravets. We near the end of the dead-end road few people will ever travel down when one of his passengers, Lynn Corriveau, spots a familiar face at […]

  • Schmitz Wins Hey Hey 5k

    Chris Schmitz of Fish Creek was the top finisher in the Hey Hey 5K on Sept. 23 at Door County Brewing Co. in Baileys Harbor. Schmitz, 37, finished in 18:36 to top the field of 299 runners. Peter Schrader, 28, of West Bend finished second in 18:48, and Noah Bruehl, 24, of Madison finished 3rd […]

  • Celebrate Autumn in Baileys Harbor Sept. 23!

    Baileys Harbor is gearing up for Autumnfest Saturday with a full day of fun centered around the Baileys Harbor Town Hall.  Festivities get started with the Hey Hey 5k at Door County Brewing Co. at 8 am, then move to the grounds surrounding the town hall. Classic cars will fill the road on County Road […]

  • Fall Challenge Seeks Volunteers

    Organizers are seeking a few more volunteers for the Peninsula Fall Challenge bike ride on Sept. 15 and 16. Shifts are available in the afternoon and early evening on Sept. 15, and in the morning on Sept. 16 for packet pickup and registration at Waterfront Park in Sister Bay. Email [email protected] to volunteer or get […]

  • Ephraim Scraps Multi-modal Path for Pedestrian-only Path

    The Ephraim Village Board voted Wednesday morning not to proceed with the multimodal path along the north end of the village. Instead, the board voted to build a 6-foot-wide pedestrian-only path. The decision came after engineers from AECOM, the engineering firm designing the path for the village, received guidance from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation […]

  • Door County Half Marathon Registration Opens Sept. 1

    Registration for Door County’s biggest race of the year opens Sept. 1 with a special introductory price of $65 through Sept. 7. The Door County Half Marathon is expected to draw 2,500 runners to Peninsula State Park on Saturday, May 4, 2024, for a run on a closed-road course.  All runners get a great race […]

  • Horseshoe Island Adventure

    There’s something about islands that calls to us. Even when standing on the thin spit of this peninsula, an island in the distance begs us to come, to explore, to wonder, “What’s out there?”  So it is when you’re standing on the shore of Nicolet Bay, looking out toward Horseshoe Island.  “How far is that? […]

  • City Seats New Transportation Board

    Five members appointed by Sturgeon Bay Mayor David Ward to serve on Sturgeon Bay’s newly created Local Transportation Board were approved Aug. 15 by the Common Council. The board composed of three council members and two citizen members will be chaired by District 7 alderwoman Kirsten Reeths, with District 5 alderman Gary Nault as vice […]

  • How You Live Long: Sverre Falck-Pedersen

    If you’ve spent some time in Door County, there’s a good chance you’ve crossed paths with Sverre Falck-Pedersen. You might have encountered him in a line of fast-moving cyclists on a town road, heading up the peninsula. You might have spotted him running on the soft forest trails of Peninsula State Park. Or perhaps you […]

  • Revisions in Works for North-End Path; Village Declines $100,000 Grant Award

    During a site visit and walk-through to review preliminary plans for the north-end path from Sip cafe to Townline Road, members of the Ephraim Village Board found there was much work to be done before plans could be finalized.  The board members reviewed site plans with a representative from AECOM for a path that would […]

  • The Commute: For these riders, cycling isn’t seasonal

    There’s a growing community of recreational cyclists in Door County, but few who make cycling a part of their regular commute – and even fewer still who dare to continue that commute through the snow, slush and ice of winter on a peninsula with few bike lanes and little signage.  But some of us are […]

  • Spring Classic Registration Opens Jan. 1

    Winter may be settling in, but that doesn’t mean we can’t think about spring and getting back on the bike! Right now you can get in on the Peninsula Century Spring Classic for an incredible price. Through February you can register for just $55. That gets you a great post-ride lunch, free beer from One […]