The 2nd Annual Celebrate Trails event in our community will be on Saturday, April 22 from 10am-2pm at the North East corner of the parking lot at Spur 16 in Mequon, right on the Ozaukee InterUrban Bike Trail. The event is hosted by the MT Trails Foundation in conjunction with the Mequon-Thiensville Community Foundation.
Come help us celebrate the trails with our small community pop up event that we plan to build on in the future!
Stop by while you are outside enjoying the local trails!
WHEN: Saturday, April 22, 2023
WHERE: SPUR 16
6330 W. Spur Road, Mequon
(Look for tents and balloons in the parking lot by the Ozaukee Interurban Trail)
Local bike stores will be offering demo bike rides (e-bikes, road bikes) and merchandise. We will have local restaurant discount coupons and gift cards with many giveaways, including pet treats by Fromm Foods! Last year this event drew over 100 bike riders and walkers. Please join us to celebrate spring, and our wonderful bike trails!
✓ LOCAL BIKE SHOP VENDORS INCLUDING WHEEL & SPROCKET AND TRAILSIDE BIKES
✓ BIKE MAINTENANCE AND INFORMATION
✓ EBIKE TESTING OPPORTUNITIES
✓ PET TREATS BY FROMM FOODS
✓ NON-ALCOHOLIC BEER AND SELTZER FROM ATHLETIC BREWING COMPANY
✓ GIVEAWAYS FROM RAILS TO TRAILS
✓ MUSIC PROVIDED BY GATHERING ON THE GREEN
✓ MT TRAILS FOUNDATION HIGHLAND BIKE PATH SPUR UPDATE AND FUNDRAISING
✓ FOOD AND BEVERAGES AT THE PUBLIC MARKET NEXT TO EVENT
We will have the ever-popular Ozaukee County bike trail maps as well as updates on MT Trails Foundation progress on projects, particularly the Highland Road bike path to Rotary Park.
THANK YOU SPUR 16 FOR DONATING YOUR PARKING LOT!
CELEBRATE TRAILS FUN FACTS:
- “Celebrate Trails” was started in 2013 by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and numerous celebrations are held across the nation on the 4th Saturday of each April. This year, the date of April 22 coincides with Earth Day! RTC is a non-profit organization that was established in 1986 recognizing that decommissioned railway tracks could be converted to pedestrian and bike walkways and trails. This national celebration encourages people across the country to get outside and enjoy the nation’s exceptional trails and trail system.
- Cities across the nation are hosting their own Celebrate Trails Day events and the Mequon Community Foundation has partnered with the Rails to Trails Conservancy to bring it to Mequon!
- The Inter-Urban Trail is used by commuters, dog walkers, bicyclists, walkers and runners alike. We can travel on it South to downtown Milwaukee and North to Cedarburg and beyond. Spurs off this trail are encouraged to continue connecting people to the trails.