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Trail access in city would be ‘welcome’ sign for sledders PDF Print E-mail

Letter to the Editor:

This letter was sent to Sno-Eagles President Ken Storms concerning the club’s effort to  expand snowmobile trail access in the city.

We drove two pickup trucks eight hours from Iowa and stayed a week in the Eagle River area. Not only did we spend the gas dollars for trucks in Wisconsin, but also on average $150 per day in sled gas for seven days, trail passes for six sleds and $900 in lodging.

We also went to the grocery store and bought $250 of groceries, we spent money at the laundromat, ate in several restaurants and bars, and we made a point of trying to stop at as many businesses as possible. We purchased parts and one of our group is coming back in the fall to buy a sled.

We also joined a local club to show our support for the Wisconsin trail system and intend to join a new club every year we go up. We chose an area where we could get around without having to trailer to the trails.

People will travel and they will spend the money where they are welcome and the city/town ordinances reflect whether you feel welcome.

I must say, we ran into many friendly people who told us they appreciated us being there and spending money.

I wish we could drive up for your next council meeting and show our support. Maybe our one $4,000 trip doesn’t mean anything to one person, but I know it means a lot to the majority. Take our measly trip times just 100 and the numbers into the economy are more then pocket change. Hopefully, council members can do the math.

Would love to finalize our next trip and be able to actually stay in Eagle River.

Christine and Brian Gould

Garwin, Iowa

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 2:57 PM

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