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It’s Time to Tackle the Twin Triathlon in Phelps


The seventh annual Twin Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 21, hosted by the Phelps Chamber of Commerce, will give you a great introduction to the natural beauty of Phelps, nestled in the Northwoods – famous for its mighty forests and many lakes.

And none better will be found than North Twin Lake, the site of the paddle leg of the triathlon. You can hope for a calm day, but if the wind kicks up on this 2,871-acre body of water you will be going through waves and choppy water as you paddle the 8 km route around the lake. But the added challenge will be offset if you see one or more bald eagles soaring above!

The 16 km bike route is a mixture of surfaces, with significant gravel and not recommended for road bikes. The 5 km run course, which is midway through the bike course, also takes place on a mixture of surfaces, with very little pavement. Each traverses the Vista Lake Biking Trails, through heavily forested lands where you will enjoy a mixture of sun and shade and feel as if you are a thousand miles from civilization. Individual registration for the Twin Tri is $35, a 2-person team is $60, and a 3-person team registration is $90. All participants will receive event t-shirts, with additional shirts available for order. For registration or more information, visit phelpswi.us or call 715-545-3800.

For those looking for a vacation detonation, Phelps has you covered. Surrounded by the unspoiled beauty of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Phelps sits at the northern border of Vilas County and the Upper Michigan. The area is rich in natural resources and geographical wonders that are readily available to vacationers and residents to enjoy.

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