Recreation Outdoors

Three Events That Will Get You on the Trails

a quick rundown of upcoming recreational opportunities

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth |

The Red Cedar Trail near Menomonie.
The Red Cedar Trail near Menomonie.

Ride with RENEW

May 22, 8am-1pm • Carson Park - Pine Pavilion, 741 Pavilion Dr., Eau Claire • members $40, non-members $60, students $20 • 16+ • This bike tour will highlight some of E.C.’s leading renewable energy installations. Includes T-shirt, lunch, snacks, and tour. Riders will travel by bicycle at a recreational pace (approximately 10 mph) to visit the innovative renewable energy facilities in Eau Claire. Riders will spend the morning learning from renewable energy experts, socializing with Wisconsin’s renewable energy community, and enjoying the beauty of Eau Claire.

Chippewa Valley Century Ride

May 29, 7am-6pm • Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls • $45-65 adults, $10 youth • all ages • CVCR bike ride that benefits local needs. Courses includes 35, 50, 75, or 100 miles on blacktop roads. Fully supported ride includes rest stops and brat meal.

National Trails Day

June 4, 10am-noon • Riverside Park - Red Cedar Trail Depot, Hwy. 29, Menomonie • FREE • All Ages • (715) 232-1519 • Activities at the Depot Visitors Center. Fishing, biking, bike tune-ups, prizes, craft projects, snacks, and reptile visit (turtles, salamanders, and snakes.)