To assist in providing the visitors to the Badger Trail:
* The best maintained and
* Education and appreciation of
local nature, history and culture.
* Services to assist them, and
support the community.
* To help them enjoy their visit,
and to return.
Brad Bates has been the Ranger – Assistant Manager of the State Parks and Trails in Green County for more than 4 years. In addition to the Badger Trail, the work unit includes New Glarus Woods State Park, Cadiz Springs State Recreation Area, the Sugar River Trail as well as several segments of the Ice Age Trail, and two Natural Areas.
Brad has worked for the WI State Park system since 2000. He has worked in a variety of positions at great parks and trails such as Lake Kegonsa SP, Interstate SP, Richard Bong SRA, Governor Nelson SP, Capital Springs SRA and the Capital City Trail. Brad enjoys many outdoor activities with his wife and two sons and particularly enjoys bicycling, camping, hiking and bird-watching.
You can reach Brad at 608-527-2335 or email email@example.com
Bill Hauda, President
Bill is the founder of the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, chair of the Funding Committee of the Governor's Nonmotorized Recreational and Transportation Trails Council, creator of GRABAAWR (GReat Annual Bicycle Adven- ture Along the Wisconsin River), longtime bicycle tour director and an avid rider, defender and promoter of Wisconsin's best-in-the-nation system of state trails, of which Badger is the among the most recent.
Craig Zenter, Vice-President
Bernie Robertson, Treasurer
Bernie is a bicycling enthusiast, both road and trail. He began his riding adventures on the streets of Monroe and those early days have led him make recreational cycling a part of the family’s repertoire. Annual family trips west to ride the Tour de Wyoming (12 years and counting) has been both fun and challenging. The last couple of years, Bernie and eldest son Luke have ridden the Triple Bypass Ride in Colorado. Last year was the Double Triple Bypass, 140 miles each day with 10,000 feet of climbing each day. He and his wife, Barbara, first began to enjoy the Badger State Trail immediately after the rails were removed. Their son Logan would run the trail for cross country training and Mom & Dad would ride along for support. Those early day rides were interesting with knee high grass, unimproved bridges and lots of fallen trees across the trail. The Badger State Trail now has a great base and few “obstacles”. His mission is to promote, maintain and enhance the trail for all to enjoy. Bernie is currently working with a group of trail users in Monroe to construct a trailhead facility. Being active in the FOBST is a way of joining others to share a common interest and enhance the trail system for use by all ages.
Directors at Large
Dan is a lifelong bicyclist. He learned how to ride in the 50s on his sister’s big tire, full tank, coil spring cruiser on the side streets of Waterloo, WI. He and his wife, Anne, live on their 100 acres of recreational land, full of trails, streams, pond, woods and marsh just south of Belleville WI. The fine new Badger State Trail runs along about a quarter mile of the west side of the property. His mission is to make and keep our fine trails open and clean to all that will use them with respect, maintaining their quality and value for non motorized (except snowmobiles in season) recreational and physical pursuits. A naturalist at heart and owner of Sullivan Landscaping Company for over 30 years, Dan does not hesitate to use his expertise, equipment and time to help maintain the trail. Being active in the FOBST is a way of joining others to enhance the trail system for use of all ages.
Larry is a resident of the City of Madison and lives about a mile and a quarter east of the SW Bike Trail (Badger State Trail Extended) in Orchard Ridge. As a retired City of Madison engineer, he has had the pleasure of overseeing the construction many of Madison’s bike trails, including the SW, the East Isthmus, Yahara, and Nob Hill paths (Capital City). Larry’s goal to extend the ability of bike trails to serve human powered transportation, particularly for inter-city/village commuting. One of his short term goals to “address the trails”, using the coordinates of mile markers for emergency response.