Mercer By Bike


ICORE, in partnership with the Mercer Chamber of Commerce, will be initiating a new committee to investigate expansion of the current Mercer bike trail which is part of the “heart of Vilas County” paved trail system (currently 52 miles).  This expansion would extend the current trail through the town of Mercer and along County Road J  to the intersection at County Road W, near Winman Trail Park.

This would create an ideal and desirable biking loop through Mercer thereby expanding the current Heart of Vilas County Paved Bike Trail system which has recently been granted the official designation as a National Recreation Trail.

Mercer By Bike Latest Updates

Mercer Bike Trail Expansion Spring 2023 Update

April 10, 2023

Mercer Bike Trail Expansion Spring 2023 Update Progress is being made on the Mercer Bike trail expansion despite a few hurdles along the way. We have worked with the engineering firm Becher-Hoppe and the Northwest Planning Commission to help us collect and organize information to submit a TAP (Transportation Alternatives Program) grant to the Department…

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Mercer Bike Trail Expansion One-pager

October 10, 2022
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Mercer by Bike Update

May 8, 2022

ICORE has unanimously agreed to take over the management and lead of “Mercer by Bike” bike trail expansion opportunities from the Mercer Chamber of Commerce in our January 2022 board meeting. Bike trail expansion is an ideal fit to ICORE’s core mission and is similar in nature to several current trail expansion projects underway. ICORE…

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New sub-committee called “Mercer by Bike”

January 25, 2022

The ICORE Board of Directors unanimously agreed to form a new sub-committee called “Mercer by Bike” to investigate Mercer bike trail expansion.  The next step is to get partnership commitment from the Mercer Chamber of Commerce and a request for funding for the scope-of work engineering study.  A new committee will be formed later this…

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