Wednesday May 27th Update:
Just a quick update on the Lake Wobegon Trail reconstruction....
Albany to Freeport section: The new blacktop is down and they are finishing the shoulders and should be completed by the end of the week and maybe a little sooner. Please use county road 137 (i.e. old highway 52) which rruns parallel to the trail on the north side.
Albany to Holdingford section: The work continues on this section with more blacktop being laid this week and then shoulder work needs to be completed. Work is moving along nicely and hopefully will be completed ahead of schedule! Unfortunately there are not easy detours for this section of the trail so it's best to avoid using this section until all the work is completed.
The work is progessing nicely and likely will be finished ahead of the June 11th sceduled completion date that is weather dependant.
Please don't use the trails... as tempting as it may be... to allow the new blacktop to cure completely and to avoid interfering with the trail crews as they work to completed the project.
I know it's inconvenient to have to detour around the work but .... just think how great it will be to have a blacktopped surface to ride!
So be safe and avoid the construction areas for now and be patient as the work continues.
In the mean time sign up for the Caramel Roll Ride held on Saturday June 13th at www.caramelrollride.com and/or the Lady Slipper Nature Ride on Satuday June 20th at www.ladyslipperride.com.
Happy Trails! Cliff
Sunday May 17, 2015 update:
Lake Wobegon Trails are undergoing some renovation!
The Albany to Freeport section of the trail from about mile 97 to mile 102 is being resurfaced so the trail will be closed in this are area until about Friday May 23rd.
The Albany to Holdingford section of the trail from about Mile 130 to Mile 142 will be resurfaced from May 16 to about June 11th, 2015. This section will be closed until work is completed.
I will try to provide updates on the work as it progresses. Please check the blog on this website and the Lake Wobegon Trails Facebook pages as well for more updates. Please share you experiences on the trail too... you email them to me or post them to the Facebook pages!
Happy Trails! Cliff
PS: Don't forget to register for the 2015 Caramel Roll Ride on Saturday June 13th and the Lady Slipper Nature Ride Saturday June 20th. Click on the links on the right side of this page for more detail and to register online. Hope to see you there! CB