SidieFest Community Challenge

Community Challenge!!

As this friendly challenge gets written, all of you trail-lovers are likely tingling with excitement over your opportunity to pull on your work gloves and head out to Sidie Hollow County Park this Saturday for SidieFest. If you’ve helped in the past, you know how rewarding and important this community trail work day is. If you’re new to the party, we’re all excited for you to come into the fold. 

This year, I’m throwing out a CHALLENGE to the entire community.     Perhaps you know about VTAC (Vernon Trails Area Composite). This is our local NICA Team (National Interscholastic Cycling Association) and we are 30+ riders strong with 15+ coaches. We ride at Sidie two times a week, we race on weekends (currently, we are ranked 10th in the State as a team), and we LOVE TRAIL WORK. Since VTAC formed 5 years ago, no group has logged more trail work in a calendar year. So…

Consider this a CHALLENGE. VTAC will be out dominating at a race this weekend in Eau Claire. Currently the team is approaching 100 hours of trail work so far this year and has more outings planned. I challenge the rest of the community to try to log more hours of trail work this Saturday than this group of 6th-11th graders and their coaches. We have enough projects planned for SidieFest to never run out of need for volunteers. We will log all of the hours on Saturday and will crown a champ. 

You love the trails? You love helping making amazing things amazing-er?    You up for the challenge?

Click HERE to learn more about SidieFest 2021

Thanks to all that donated! We have a lot of work to do now, including: Purchasing and installing iron rangers Purchasing new trail tools Designing and installing new signs and kiosks Building more trail! You can watch our progress on…

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Twinklefest Parade Bike Brigade

TWINKLEFEST PARADE RIDERS WANTED!!
Haven’t you always wanted to be in a parade…well now is your chance! Decorate your Bike and Ride with Bluedog!
Decorate your bike in festive holiday bling and win a prize.
Best Decorated Bike Wins $50.00 off this summer’s CAMP BLUEDOG!!!
Meet behind Nelsons at 6:45pm Friday and we will travel down Main Street, Viroqua. After the ride, come to celebrate at Bluedog’s annual open house. Enjoy food and drink and discounts! We will announce the winner of the best decorated bike! Hope to see you!!

2019 Dairy Roubaix Update

Hello 2019 Dairy Roubaix Registered Riders, This is a friendly note that we like to send out requesting that the time has come for you to really look hard at the calendar, your fitness or your star chart and decide…

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Sponsorshop Opportunity

Sidie Hollow County Park is getting some new trail! Chad Landowski and his hard working crew at Landowski Trailworx is out creating a machine built trail that will extend from Sidie Hollow’s upper campground to the lake. This new trail will have something for all skill levels, including some challenging features, 150 feet of Moab style slick rock and fun easy rolling bits as well. The trail is about 2/3rds complete and needs some extra funds to see it through.

Would you like to help make this dream come true?  Interested parties should contact us at vernontrails@gmail.com or at (608) 637-6993. Thanks for your continued support!

12th Annual Sidiefest

Join us on Saturday, September 22nd for the 12th Annual Sidiefest as we expand recreation opportunities and enhance the community where we live. Volunteer trail building followed by dinner and drinks. Great trails build great communites. More info HERE.