Out and about this weekend
The first post-Labor Day weekend is upon us with lots of great early fall activities! So many things to do - you just have to decide which one (or ones?).
The Eagle River Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center invites you to grab your bicycle for the "Septimber Ride" on Saturday, Sept 10. Head to Tribute Brewery and sign up for one of two bicycle adventures featuring the gorgeous bike trails north and south of Eagle River.
There is a 28-mile round trip from Tribute Brewing Company to Three Lakes Winery and also a 31-mile loop heading north from Tribute towards the Conover area on country roads.
The ride to Three Lakes is on the bike trail which consists of hardened limestone aggregate. There is a water station located about halfway to Three Lakes but riders are encouraged to bring their own snacks.
Once in Three Lakes, there will be a wine tasting at the Three Lakes Winery and then the return trip to Tribute Brewery for a brat picnic and door prizes. (You must be present to win the door prizes.)
For a bit longer ride, opt to head north to Conover for a 31-mile loop ride along the scenic country roads. Pedal leisurely, munch on the snacks you brought and refresh at the halfway water station.
Back at the event starting place, Tribute Brewing Company, sample craft brews offered by Tribute and join in the fun at the brat picnic and door prize awards. Again, winner must be present to receive their door prizes.
To participate in either ride you must be at least 21 and reservation fees are not refundable. The ride will be held rain or shine. The fees are $50 and include a long sleeved T-shirt. Sizes are not guaranteed. These rides are self-guided.
To download an entry form, visit this site.
Registration and check-in is at Tribute Brewing Company from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and is located at 1106 N. Bluebird Rd., Eagle River.
For more information visit the Chamber website at the above link or call the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center at 715-479-6400.
For those who prefer foot power over pedal power, the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce will host the "Third Annual No Frills Marathon" Saturday, Sept 10, starting at the Nokomis Community Park, 20 miles south of Minocqua, at 7:00 a.m. (also an early start at 6:00 a.m.) and will follow the Bearskin Trail. The race will finish at the trail head behind the Minocqua Post Office.
This race is a certified qualifying race for the Boston Marathon and is also recommended for the beginning marathoner. There will be complimentary shuttles leaving from the downtown municipal parking lot on Highway 51 near the post office. The shuttles leave at 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
Registration is $35 and runners may register online. For more information call Blain at 715-358-1218.
Fishing is never hotter than when the fall winds begin to blow. The communities of Manitowish Waters, Boulder Junction, Presque Isle and Winchester are sponsoring the "40Th Annual World Championship Musky Classic" beginning Friday, Sept. 9 until Sunday, Sept. 11. Meet at the Manitowish Waters Community building at 4 Airport Rd. at 12:00 p.m. on Friday and ending Sunday at 2:00 p.m. For more information call 715-543-2657.
On the other side of the county, Phelps will be hosting the "North & South Twin Lakes Musky Tournament" at the Northern Exposure Bar and Restaurant, 4384 Deerskin Rd. Fishing begins Saturday, Sept. 10 at 6:30 a.m. and continues until Sunday, Sept. 11 at
For more information, contact the Northern Exposure Bar and Restaurant at 715-545-3555.
The first of the fall season and the "24th Boulder Junction Colorama" will be held at the Community Center from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The Arts and Crafts Fair is the central attraction and there will be a farmers market and wild game sandwiches for sale.
For more details contact the Boulder Junction Chamber, 715-385-2400 or visit the Chamber website.