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St. Croix National Scenic Riverway seeks public input on proposed bike use on Cable Connector Trail

The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public input on proposed bike use on a 0.25-mile connector trail across NPS land near Cable, Wisconsin.

Earlier this year, the NPS completed the environmental planning and compliance process for the Cable
Connector Trail with a Finding of No Significant Impact. This followed a National Environmental Policy
Act / Environmental Assessment analysis, including a public comment period in fall 2020.
While the trail itself has been approved, the NPS has a separate process to allow bike use on it. The NPS
Bicycle Rule process requires a special regulation (36 CFR ยง 4.30) and includes a public comment period
to solicit feedback from community members and partners.

The Cable Connector Trail would be a 0.25-mile natural surface, multi-use trail connection from the end
of a segment of the Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association's Wild River Trail on a former
railroad grade, across NPS land, and then connecting to Parker Road. The trail would be open for hiking,
trail running, and mountain bike and electronic-assist bike (e-bike) use in the summer, and silent sports
such as fat-tire bicycling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing in the winter. No equestrian or other
motorized uses would be permitted, except for authorized vehicles used for trail maintenance,
emergency services, and NPS-permitted special events.

The proposed rule and instructions for submitting comments can be found at by
searching by Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) 1024-AE64. Comments will be accepted through
September 14, 2021.

The proposed rule and an associated cost-benefit analysis report can also be found linked below. Comments are being accepted through (Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) 1024-AE64) and not this website (PEPC).

Document Content:
SACN_ProposedBikeRule_07162021.pdfSACN_ProposedBikeRule_07162021.pdf   (253.1 KB, PDF file)
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