North Central Cycling for Tomorrow (NCCT) Tour FREE bike tour, 4 distances
DATE: June 29, 2019 LOCATION: Start and end at Landmark Café, 102 S. Main St., Amherst, WI START TIMES depend on distance: • 9:30 AM for 50-mile route • 10:00 AM for 30-mile route • 11:00 AM for 15 & 5-mile routes. REGISTRATION: REGISTER by Thursday, June 27 by emailing or calling Janet Smith at email@example.com, 715-344-1910. This is a FREE event, but a donation of $10 to benefit NCCT’s conservation work is suggested. DETAIL NOTE: 5-mile family ride includes a segment of the Tomorrow River State Trail - be sure to obtain a state parks & trails pass beforehand! The Event: The goal is to raise awareness of land conservation and North Central Conservancy Trust’s (NCCT) role in protecting land in Central Wisconsin, and to have a great time biking in the beautiful countryside. Cyclists will pass several properties protected by NCCT with conservation easements. Maps will be provided. North Central Conservancy Trust: North Central Conservancy Trust (NCCT) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit land trust dedicated to conserving the natural heritage of Central Wisconsin through protection of land. The primary tool used to protect land is the conservation easement, which is a voluntary legal agreement between the landowner and a land trust that permanently limits some uses of the land to protect its conservation values (held “in trust” for public benefit). This agreement allows landowners to continue to own and use their land, and they can also sell it or pass it on to heirs. NCCT holds conservation easements protecting 1,173 acres on 20 properties in Portage County alone, and over 4,000 acres in total within 8 counties in north central Wisconsin.