As many of you know by now, Veteran Hills (Viroqua VFW) has been groomed a number of times and is open for fun.
This morning a couple of important signs were placed back up where we like to have them every year letting people know a couple of simple but very important details.
Essentially here’s some things we love for people to know-
The VFW GROOMED TRAIL is for fat biking only.
Fat bikes are bicycles that have 4 inch wide tires or wider.
Vernon Trails and its crew of volunteers formed a relationship with the VFW board of directors over a decade ago to gain access to their beautiful private property for our community enjoyment. This is the only trail in the county that Vernon Trails is responsible for funding, building, and maintaining that puts restriction on other bicycles. There are over 20 miles of additional trail that VT has created or gained access to that allow all bicycles.
We simply ask that this 20 inch ribbon of trail is used by 4″ wide tires or wider. No hiking, snow shoeing, skiing, dog walking or other size tires are permitted.
We also have a small group of volunteers who go and groom in the evening time after the sun sets and ask that people stay off the trail when they see the large orange cone and the sign at the entranced explaining this.
We are always so very pleased to see how much respect this local cycling community has for our resources and our volunteers.
Thank you again and as always, please consider going into the VFW and thanking them while refueling there.
It’s a new year at VFW Post 3032, also known as Veteran Hills. More trail got added this year and the total falls just shy of a 5mi loop with just over 400 ft of climbing.
This can be ridden in either direction.
Groomers are heading out regular like and new signage will be placed. The asks are the same this year as they have been for the last several years and the signs will read as such, but the cliff notes are that the trail is designed, built, maintained, groomed and funded by area Fat Bikers and should be used for Fat Biking only. The trail does not interfere with any of the other activities that happen on this property. Hikers, Snowshoers, Skiers, Dog Walkers and Disc Golfers continue to enjoy the property as well, just everywhere besides the 20in ribbon of groomed fat bike trail. Another ask is that this trail is ridden on Fat Bikes only with 3.7 in wide tires or wider. Any narrower of a tire can and does damage the trail.
And the last ask/rule is that if the signs are up indicating the trail is closed due to conditions, please respect those signs and stay off. The trail is checked daily and will be opened accordingly.
Lastly, PLEASE GO INTO THE LODGE and have a bite to eat and a drink to drink and don’t forget to thank them for their incredible generosity in opening this amazing resource to us all.