Therese Oldenburg from the Rock River Trail Initiative proudly watched from the floor as the Wisconsin Assembly voted on May 10 on Joint Resolution 44 recognizing the Rock River Trail grand opening on June 3 and honoring the work of founder Frank Schier.
Much appreciation and thanks to Representative Mark Spreitzer for authoring the resolution and presenting the beautiful plaque, and our thanks also go out to the supporting authors and sponsors, including Representative Amy Loudenbeck. Reps. Spreitzer and Loudenbeck are also speakers at the Rock River Trail Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on June 3 in Beloit.
►Read the resolution: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/related/enrolled/sjr44
►Read the Rock River Times article: http://rockrivertimes.com/2017/05/10/wisconsin-honors-schier-ahead-of-trail-opening/
Please join us in Beloit, WI on June 3 for the Grand Opening of the Rock River Trail!
The grand opening celebration for the Rock River Trail will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017, 10-11am at the Rotary River Center, 1160 S Riverside Drive, Beloit, WI. Events will be held that celebrate the trail, including paddling, hiking, flying, biking, horseback riding, history and chocolate!
►7:00-11:00am – Fly In/Drive In Pankcake Breakfast – Beloit EAA Chapter 60 | Rock – head to the Beloit Airport before the grand opening to see the cool cars and airplanes while enjoying a great pancake breakfast! $7 per person.
►8:30am – Group Bicycle Ride from Beloit Airport to the Grand Opening Ceremony. Stateline Spinners, Team Fur Bandit, Blackhawk Bicycle Club and Velo Club join together for this group ride (avg 10 mpg). All adult riders welcome. Join the riders for pancakes before heading out!
►9:00am – Community Paddling Flotilla – Launching at Armstrong Eddy Park and paddling to the grand opening ceremony. Head back up the river after the paddle. No RSVP needed, all paddlers welcome.
►10-11am – Rock River Trail Grand Opening Ceremony with special guests, Keynote speaker Nels Akerlund.
Free Events & Seminars Immediately after Ribbon Cutting
►11:00 – Kayak Camping & Packing for An Overnight Trip – Free 1/2 hour seminar by Rocktown Adventures
►11:00- Fur Traders: Men of the River featuring “Jacques Largillier” and his 28′ voyaguer canoe.
►11:00 – Community Walk on Beloit’s Riverwalk – head out for a walk to enjoy the beautiful paved trail along Beloit’s riverfront.
►11:45 – Tales from the Trail: Q&A featuring 320-Milers and Other Overnight Paddlers
►1:30- Paddle Trip – Rock River Fur Traders Run – launching from Nature At The Confluence, South Beloit, IL and paddling to Macktown Forest Preserve. Community paddle is free to all that have their own boat/transportation. Rocktown Adventures is coordinating this trip and offering kayak rental/shuttle ($40) or just shuttle services ($15).