Category: Bike, Run, Hike

  • Door County Half Marathon Price Increases Dec. 1

    Fees for the 2016 Door County Half Marathon increase $5 Dec. 1, but runners can still take advantage of the $65 registration level for a few more days. More than 750 runners have already signed up, putting the race on pace to fill faster than ever before. If you’re on the fence make your commitment […]

  • Trailblazing Door County: Local Groups Look to Create New Trail Network

      Visitors and locals admire Door County for its natural beauty. The explosion of silent sports has become the extension of that beauty. Now, outdoor enthusiasts and groups such as the Door County Silent Sports Alliance (DCSSA) are looking to take that one step further. “When you look at Duluth, Hayward, Seely, all these places […]

  • Run For A Cause Will Surpass $100,000 Raised in Year Six

    The Door County Half Marathon is seeking participants to Run For A Cause as the program looks to surpass the $100,000 fundraising mark. The program gives runners a free registration to the May 7, 2016, race in Peninsula State Park to any runner who raises at least $250 for local charities. In five years runners […]

  • Fall 50 Athletes Set New Records

    In the annual Fall 50 ultramarathon that took place on Saturday, Oct. 24, Zach Bitter of Davis, Calif., and Camille Herron of Oklahoma City, Okla., set new course records on their way to becoming 50-mile national champions. The event served as the U.S. 50-mile National Championship through USA Track and Field (USATF) for the second […]

  • 50-Mile Championships Return to the Fall 50 in Door County

    The Fall 50 will host the U.S. Track and Field (USATF) 50-mile Road National Championship on Saturday, Oct. 24. Defending champion and Wisconsin native Tyler Sigl will return alongside course record-holder and fellow Wisconsinite Zach Bitter. The 2014 fourth place finisher Jessica Garcia will return for the women. The course begins in Gills Rock and […]

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    Silent Sports Column: Choosing the Best Race

    Last weekend I spent 12 hours back in my home city of Chicago to watch my sister run the Chicago Marathon. The course is one of several ultra-urban races that begins and ends downtown. More than 40,000 people run every year, making it one of the largest athletic events in the world. Standing at mile […]

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    Silent Sports Column: Bilateral Breathing

    I might be the last person qualified to give advice on swimming technique. In the winter of my freshman year in college I could hardly swim one length of the pool without hanging on the wall and gasping for breath. I taught myself how to swim and while I won’t denounce the drive and determination […]

  • Silent Sports Column: When to Sign Up for Next Year

      The last event of the season is often the most grand. It is the culmination of a year of training and you can lay it all on the line without worrying about the next event. All you have to look forward to is unstructured time off. But that moment immediately after your last race […]

  • Gibraltar Wins at Winneconne CC Meet

    The Gibraltar High School boys cross country team won the small school division of the Winneconne Invitational Sept. 22 at Lake Breeze Golf Course. 
In addition to the trophy, the boys team also took home four medals: third – Caleb House; fourth – Evan Henry; seventh – Matt Scharrig; and eighth – Ian Moore. In […]

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    Hey Hey 5k Draws Crowd to Baileys Harbor

    The inaugural Hey Hey 5k run drew 160 runners to Baileys Harbor Saturday, Sept. 26, to enjoy a great course, polka, and beer from presenting sponsor Door County Brewing Co. Race Director Myles Dannhausen Jr. of the Peninsula Pacers was pleased with the turnout. “For a first-year event taking place in the heart of the […]

  • Modern Day Drifters, Pumpkin Palooza, Haunted Mansions & More Weekend Plans

    The first weekend of one of the favorite months on the peninsula is almost here and as expected, the county will be filled with Autumn festivities, pumpkins, scary tours and fall foliage. Are you ready for it? Thursday, Oct. 1 Door County Half Marathon Registration Opens The ninth annual Door County Half Marathon will return […]

  • Molly and Alyssa Skiba Fall Challenge

    Lessons from a First-Time Half-Century Rider

    We were five miles into our ride when the sprinkles of rain hit us and the heavy wind picked up off Eagle Harbor, pushing at us as hard as we pushed against it. Any other day, we probably would have agreed that maybe it was not the day for a bike ride and headed back […]

  • Lace ‘Em Up at the Hey Hey 5K

    There’s a new fun run coming to Baileys Harbor Sept. 26 to kick off the Baileys Harbor Autumnfest weekend. The Hey Hey 5k will start and end at the Door County Brewing Co. taproom at 8 am, and all runners get some great swag for joining the inaugural event. Each participant will receive a special […]

  • 2016 Door County Half Marathon Registration Opens Oct. 1st

    The time to lock in your spot in the May 7, 2016, Door County Half Marathon is coming soon. Registration for the 9th annual race in Peninsula State Park opens Oct. 1, 2015. This beautiful, challenging race is capped at 2,300 registrants and has filled far in advance of race day each of the last […]

  • DIY Bikes Stations in Fish Creek

    Door County’s abundant local, county and state parks, diverse shoreline and charming back roads entice cyclists to explore. In response to the increasing numbers, the Door County Visitor Bureau is encouraging businesses to install complimentary do-it-yourself bicycle maintenance service stations. These stations provide the opportunity for cyclists to check the air in their tires and […]

  • Bluegrass, Mushrooms, the Harvest Moon & More Weekend Plans

    The first weekend of autumn is nearly here and with it comes the expectation of cooler temperatures and changing colors. Warm up with some bluegrass, mushrooms, classic motorcycles and the county’s newest fun run, the Hey Hey 5k. Friday, September 25 Last Man Standing at The Cookery Catch up with an acoustic outfit that bills […]

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    Taking in Peninsula State Park In Tandem

    We both loved the bike before we were out of the Nor Door Sport & Cyclery parking lot. “This is sweet,” I told him. “It’s so much easier to pedal,” he said, which was an understatement. Riding the rental, I felt like I had lost about 20 pounds. We marveled at the large selection of […]

  • Beer Fest, Bike Ride, Bass Tourney and Cave Tours Make for A Busy Door County Weekend!

    Beer, fishing, bats and bike rides – it’s every outdoors lovers dream weekend in Door County! Here are our top picks for the weekend ahead:

  • Fall Challenge Ride Returns Saturday, Sept. 19

    When organizers welcome hundreds of cyclists to Sister Bay, they’ll be creating traditions that benefit Door County for decades.

  • Silent Sports Column: Ironman Isn’t Everything

    This weekend I am in Madison racing in Ironman Wisconsin. The race is considered by the uninitiated as one of the toughest of all endurance events, with Madison’s bike course boasting one of the hilliest on the Ironman circuit. It will be roughly a 12-hour day consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and […]