Bike to Work Week – September 2020

  by Candace Eudaley          Bike to Work Week 2020 had 64 registrants biking, walking or hiking over 1,600 miles! With over 200 people following the Bike to Work Week Facebook page, we know there are more people interested in the idea. The winner of the bike commuter kit, sponsored by Dupaco Community Credit Union,Continue reading “Bike to Work Week – September 2020”

City Engineer Jon Dienst Reports on 2020 Improvements

         City Engineer Jon Dienst attended the September 24th meeting of Tri-State Trail Vision to update us on city trail projects. 1. The new Chavenelle Trail segment from Seippel to Radford Road was completed this spring. The Radford to Northwest Arterial segment will be completed next spring. The ten-foot wide concrete trail sits on theContinue reading “City Engineer Jon Dienst Reports on 2020 Improvements”

Chavenelle Trail – Heading West

        More trails on Dubuque’s west side are falling into place after years of planning. Delayed a year, the Chavenelle Road trail project came to light this spring when the western portion from Seippel Road to Radford Road was completed. City Engineer Jon Dienst noted how this project stay on time with nearly perfect weatherContinue reading “Chavenelle Trail – Heading West”

Bee Branch/S. John Deere Road Tunnel Sports a New Connector Trail

         For those who travel on the Bee Branch/Heritage Trail between 32nd Street and Heritage Pond, watch for oncoming bike and pedestrian traffic just north of the South John Deere Road tunnel. A new connector trail has been constructed between the Heritage Trail Lot on S. John Deere Road and the trail. No longer willContinue reading “Bee Branch/S. John Deere Road Tunnel Sports a New Connector Trail”

Fall Adventures at Swiss Valley

          Fall programming at Swiss Valley Nature Center include The Great Swiss Gnome Hunt on Friday, November 27th at 10:00 a.m. This Black Friday event is perfect for Thanksgiving Day weekend. The Swiss Valley staff explains: “Every year Swiss Valley staff report sightings of tiny men in red hats hiding out in nooks and cranniesContinue reading “Fall Adventures at Swiss Valley”

Newly Paved Riverside Road to the John Deere Marsh

          Riverside Road behind John Deere recently received an upgrade with new asphalt. The road back to the John Deere Marsh is newly completed, and the road and marsh are perfect for biking, birding and, of course, hiking. Dubuque County Conservation maintains a parking lot, a small boat ramp, and the marsh area for theContinue reading “Newly Paved Riverside Road to the John Deere Marsh”

Kayaking at Blanding’s Landing

                A beautiful fall day called to us to go kayaking somewhere. We choose Blanding’s Landing, south of Galena off of Blackjack Road. We paddled north from the landing, viewing the cottages along the shoreline, imagining what life would be like if we owned a cabin here. We noticed a couple of train tunnels thatContinue reading “Kayaking at Blanding’s Landing”