In the News: Bill Kalscheur wins Hero Award (November 2022)
Friends of Wisconsin State Parks Vice-President Randy Paske presented our long-time Treasurer and member, Bill Kalscheur with the Hero Award for outstanding contributions as a Friends group member. Congratulations Bill!
In the News: The Trail to Riley Tavern
2022 Free Fun Weekend
The first weekend in June is designated as a Free Fun Weekend when all State Park entrance fees are waived. Click here for details.
Horribly Hilly Hundreds
The Horribly Hilly Hundreds is a bicycle event that starts and ends at Blue Mounds State Park. This is a fundraiser for the Friends of Blue Mound State Park (FBMSP)
For general information about the event:
Once voted the "Sufferfest of the Year" by Madison weekly newspaper Isthmus, "The Toughest One-Day Challenge Ride in the Midwest" is not to be missed by serious riders anywhere.
Friends of Military Ridge Trail provide a respite station for the bikers at a park in Black Earth. Snacks, energy drinks, and a cool down spray with the hose are offered to hot, tired bikers. Click here to sign up to volunteer
Groups with DNR Permits to Use Trail
School groups, senior citizen groups, and other community groups can apply to the Wisconsin DNR for permission to use the trail at a specific time. Click here for more information.