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Iron Belle biking trail segment proposed for Roscommon Co.

ROSCOMMON CO.’Rosalie Myers, executive coordinator of the Roscommon County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) recently met with a group of area officials and citizens to discuss the Iron Belle Trail (IBT) segment proposed for Roscommon County.

The Iron Belle Trail is the longest designated state trail in the nation. There are two routes, one for hiking and one for biking, between Belle Isle Park in Detroit and Ironwood in the Upper Peninsula.

The 791-mile bicycle route (64 percent complete) utilizes existing multi-use trails and follows US-2, a designated national bicycling route in the Upper Peninsula.

The 22-mile segment proposed for Roscommon County will be part of the bicycle route and will join with Ogemaw County to the southeast, and Crawford County northwest by way of Old 76 from St. Helen to Roscommon and through the North Higgins Lake State Park.

Stephanie Loria, associate planner with the Northeast Michigan Council of Governments (NEMCOG), met early in November to outline the proposed trail and asked that a ‘trails team’ representing each community in which the IBT travels (Higgins Twp., Gerrish Twp., AuSable Twp., Richfield Twp., and the Village of Roscommon and the County), be established to help guide trail planning and development of the IBT in Roscommon County.

This team of stakeholders met Nov. 18 to discuss the planning phase of the project and application for a planning and engineering grant awarding amounts up to $30,000. Letters of support for the IBT grant will be requested from county chambers and tourism.

‘This route was proposed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources,’ Myers said. ‘It will be a great draw for tourism and be a good driver for economic development. Many other bike routes, including around our three lakes, will only add to our non-motorized trail designation, along with our motorized ORV and snowmobile trail system.’

‘The grant deadline is January 9, 2017 so there is a lot of work and support needed by the community and its leaders,’ Myers said.

Those interested in supporting the trail should contact Myers by phone 989-275-5268 or email at myersr@roscommoncounty.net.

To view the proposed route through Roscommon County visit http://www.discovernortheastmichigan.org/roscommironbelle.asp.

 

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Our focus is on the positive people and events that make Northern Michigan a great place to live, vacation, work and play.

We have been commercial printers and publishers since 2010, specializing in brochures, rack cards, magazines and other newspapers and publications. A new addition to our stable of marketing products are various promotional items such as shirts, hats, mugs, water bottles and much more.

Through our publications and website at UpNorthVoice.com, we cover the following communities: Roscommon, Houghton Lake, St. Helen, Higgins Lake, Grayling, Frederic, Gaylord, Lewiston, Johannesburg, Atlanta, Hillman, Fairview, Comins, McKinley, Mio, Rose City, West Branch, Hale, Glennie, Sand Lake, Harrisville, Tawas City, East Tawas, Oscoda, Au Sable AuGres, Standish, Omer, Sterling, Gladwin, Beaverton, Kalkaska, South Boardman, Fife Lake, Mancelona, Alden, Traverse City, and Waters.

Our staff regularly covers the following school districts: Roscommon, Houghton Lake, St. Helen, Grayling, Mio and Fairview.

We can also be found on Facebook at Roscommon County Voice, Voice of the Au Sable, Michigan Boomers and Crawford County Voice.

For information on promoting your business in any of our products please contact Tracy Constance at 989-275-1170 (tracy@ausablemedia.com) or Walt Smith at 989-390-5359 (waltsmith1955@gmail.com).
If you have information you would like to see published, email Theresa Ekdom at theresa@ausablemedia.com, or Elana Warsen at elana@ausablemedia.com. You can also enter calendar items at your convenience at ww.UpNorthVoice.com.

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Iron Belle biking trail segment proposed for Roscommon Co. (with Pic)

 

ROSCOMMON CO.’Rosalie Myers, executive coordinator of the Roscommon County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) recently met with a group of area officials and citizens to discuss the Iron Belle Trail (IBT) segment proposed for Roscommon County.

The Iron Belle Trail is the longest designated state trail in the nation. There are two routes, one for hiking and one for biking, between Belle Isle Park in Detroit and Ironwood in the Upper Peninsula.

The 791-mile bicycle route (64 percent complete) utilizes existing multi-use trails and follows US-2, a designated national bicycling route in the Upper Peninsula.

The 22-mile segment proposed for Roscommon County will be part of the bicycle route and will join with Ogemaw County to the southeast, and Crawford County northwest by way of Old 76 from St. Helen to Roscommon and through the North Higgins Lake State Park.

Stephanie Loria, associate planner with the Northeast Michigan Council of Governments (NEMCOG), met early in November to outline the proposed trail and asked that a ‘trails team’ representing each community in which the IBT travels (Higgins Twp., Gerrish Twp., AuSable Twp., Richfield Twp., and the Village of Roscommon and the County), be established to help guide trail planning and development of the IBT in Roscommon County.

This team of stakeholders met Nov. 18 to discuss the planning phase of the project and application for a planning and engineering grant awarding amounts up to $30,000. Letters of support for the IBT grant will be requested from county chambers and tourism.

‘This route was proposed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources,’ Myers said. ‘It will be a great draw for tourism and be a good driver for economic development. Many other bike routes, including around our three lakes, will only add to our non-motorized trail designation, along with our motorized ORV and snowmobile trail system.’

‘The grant deadline is January 9, 2017 so there is a lot of work and support needed by the community and its leaders,’ Myers said.

Those interested in supporting the trail should contact Myers by phone 989-275-5268 or email at myersr@roscommoncounty.net.

To view the proposed route through Roscommon County visit http://www.discovernortheastmichigan.org/roscommironbelle.asp.

 

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Au Sable Media Group, LLC, is a veteran-owned company that owns and operates the Roscommon County Voice, Crawford County Voice, Michigan Boomers and Voice of the Au Sable.

Our focus is on the positive people and events that make Northern Michigan a great place to live, vacation, work and play.

We have been commercial printers and publishers since 2010, specializing in brochures, rack cards, magazines and other newspapers and publications. A new addition to our stable of marketing products are various promotional items such as shirts, hats, mugs, water bottles and much more.

Through our publications and website at UpNorthVoice.com, we cover the following communities: Roscommon, Houghton Lake, St. Helen, Higgins Lake, Grayling, Frederic, Gaylord, Lewiston, Johannesburg, Atlanta, Hillman, Fairview, Comins, McKinley, Mio, Rose City, West Branch, Hale, Glennie, Sand Lake, Harrisville, Tawas City, East Tawas, Oscoda, Au Sable AuGres, Standish, Omer, Sterling, Gladwin, Beaverton, Kalkaska, South Boardman, Fife Lake, Mancelona, Alden, Traverse City, and Waters.

Our staff regularly covers the following school districts: Roscommon, Houghton Lake, St. Helen, Grayling, Mio and Fairview.

We can also be found on Facebook at Roscommon County Voice, Voice of the Au Sable, Michigan Boomers and Crawford County Voice.

For information on promoting your business in any of our products please contact Tracy Constance at 989-275-1170 (tracy@ausablemedia.com) or Walt Smith at 989-390-5359 (waltsmith1955@gmail.com).
If you have information you would like to see published, email Theresa Ekdom at theresa@ausablemedia.com, or Elana Warsen at elana@ausablemedia.com. You can also enter calendar items at your convenience at ww.UpNorthVoice.com.

Au Sable Media Group is an equal opportunity employer and follows all applicable state and federal laws. Our corporate office is located at 709 Lake Street in beautiful downtown Roscommon, Michigan.

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