Discover Rome Area Family Trails
1156 Alpine Dr.
Nekoosa, WI 54457
Text the word: DRAFT To: 72727
Hours of Operation24/7
The name, “D.R.A.F.T.” - Discover Rome Area Family Trails, incorporated all of the important components of the volunteer organization - the location, Rome, the purpose, safe trails for the community to utilize, and the mission, working together to accomplish common goals.
Sitting down and meeting with the founding members, it was quickly evident that Discover Rome Area Family Trails (D.R.A.F.T.) volunteers are extremely passionate about their work to develop and promote safe hiking and off-road biking trails for the Town. D.R.A.F.T. was established during a Community Initiative Workshop in June 2015. The Workshop hosted by the Town initiated a conversation among the group and united them in a common interest. Less than a month later, the group congregated.
Their quest focused around creating outlets for the community to enjoy silent sports activities on safe trails. The group’s name was cleverly concocted by members, Dwight, and Jane Gilbert. It originated from the bike racing term, “draft” - a technique where riders bike together in a single file line. Riders in the back take advantage of less headwind, while the front rider receives a slight push from the team. Collaboratively, the bike group is able to conserve energy working together as a team.
The mission of the Visit Rome, WI, Inc. is to Leverage recreational assets to promote the Town of Rome as a premier leisure destination, resulting in economic prosperity and growth for businesses and organization.