Below are the SPECIAL EVENTS for our 20th Anniversary Summer. We would love to have you and your family spend the day with us for a special commemorative bike ride on the 15 mile (all downhill) Route of the Hiawatha Scenic Bike Trail as we celebrate the trail’s 20th anniversary on June 23, 2018. We’ll highlight the trails rich history, the community effort that made it the “Crown Jewel” Rail-Trail that it is today, as well as look ahead to its long-term sustainability.
FRIDAY EVENING JUNE 22nd 20th ANNIVERSARY EVENTS in Historic Wallace, ID
4:00-5:30pm Jameson Inn & Saloon, 304 6th Street, Wallace, ID informal drinks, gathering, pre panel discussion.
5:30-6:30pm Jameson Inn & Saloon, Making the Hiawatha a Panel Discussion and more from trail advocates. Where you'll learn about the making of the trail and discuss what the next 20 years might look like.
6:30 – 7:30 @ The Northern Pacific Depot Railroad Museum, 219 6th St. Wallace, ID - Post panel discussion & reception at Northern Pacific Railroad Depot. One of kind Milwaukee and Great Northern RR artifacts and exhibits on display.
SATURDAY JUNE 23 10:00 – 10:30 - 20th Anniversary Ceremony at East Portal trailhead.
All Day Enjoy the commemorative ride and enjoy a few Historical interpretive talks along the trail.
VENDOR FAIR available back at Lookout Pass after your ride.
SATURDAY JUNE 23 EVENING—Wallace
5:30-6:30 Parade through downtown historic Wallace
6:45-7:30 Presentation speaker & film, Making the Milwaukee RR, Wallace District Mining Museum
The Town of Wallace and the Silver Valley invite all riders and guests over the course of the weekend to visit and tour our Breweries, Pubs, Restaurants and Shops.
These events are also in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act & the important role that recreational trails play in our communities.