From the Polk County Tourism Council
POLK COUNTY—Wisconsin State trail passes, required for bicycle riders 16 years of age and older on Polk County’s two state bike trails, the Gandy Dancer and the Stower 7 Lakes, are available at six self-registration locations on the trails.
On the Gandy Dancer trail, a self-registration box is located in Frederic by the 1901 Soo Line Depot, and new for 2015, at the Polk County Information Center in St. Croix Falls.
The Stower 7 Lakes trail has 4 locations, in Amery, Wanderoos, Deronda, and Nye.
Passes are sold at many area businesses and attractions, but the self-registration boxes provide an option when those locations are not open.
Polk County receives around $10,000 a year from trail pass sales, resulting in around $250 a mile for maintenance on the two trails.
Wisconsin is celebrating 50 years of rails to trails this summer, and what would be a better way to celebrate than to take a bike tour on some of the state trails that started 50 years ago with the Elroy/Sparta Trail?
State trail passes are $4 for a daily pass and $20 for an annual pass. They are good on all Wisconsin State trails that require passes, and expire on Dec. 31 of each year.
--Polk County Tourism Council