Saturday, June 23 -2018
In Land O’ Lakes and Watersmeet

Wilderness Lakes Trails and the Forest Lake Country Store have organized a weekend of bicycling, beer tasting and outdoor activities in Land O’ Lakes Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23.  All proceeds will benefit the continuing expansion of the Wilderness Lakes Trails biking and pedestrian trail system.

Friday evening from 4:30 to 7:30, the Forest Lake Country Store will host a traditional “Wisconsin Shore Lunch Fish Fry”.  Bring your family and friends and enjoy a fish fry in the fresh outdoor air of the Northwoods.

Saturday’s events will begin with a choice of two bike rides, available to provide riders an option based on their biking experience: 

  • A 12-mile ride beginning at 1:30 p.m., led by Dick Leinenkugel, will be along rustic roads and showcases the 3.2-mile section of the bike trail which was completed in 2012.
  • A 38-mile ride around the Sylvania Wilderness Area passes through the towns of Watersmeet and Land O’ Lakes utilizing paved roads and trails.  An optional trail will route riders along the newly completed Agonikak Trail.  The Agonikak Trail is not recommended for road bikes.  This ride will begin at 11 a.m. 

Please note the change in ride times from previous years.

Both rides begin and end at the Forest Lake Country Store, located at 6256 County B (corner of County B and Forest Lake Road).

Additionally, Sylvania Outfitters will offer rides on one and two seat Quadracycles specially made for our Northwoods trails.  Quadracycles are more stable than conventional or 3-wheel bikes and have 21 independent speeds. Quadracycles are a great way to start your cycling adventure!

A Leinenkugel beer tasting and brat lunch, featuring “Trig’s Smokehouse Worlds Best Brats" will begin at 2 p.m. Alternate beverages and hot dogs will also be available.   

For a $35 registration fee you can enjoy an activity-filled day at the Forest Lake Country Store – bike ride, quadracycle ride, Leinenkugel beer tastings, Trig's brat lunch and a chance to win some great prizes, including a Trek bicycle.  All participants who have registered before June 12th will receive a complimentary t-shirt in the color and size of their choice.

All of the rides are self-guided and each rider is required to wear an ANSI- approved helmet.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For additional information, please call 715-547-6323 or email