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We believe that trail networks can deliver smart transportation, strong economic growth, healthy people, a flourishing environment and social equity. Our projects of national significance are regional network-building projects—implemented in partnership with local organizations—that have the power to catalyze the development of trail networks nationwide, creating healthier places for healthier people.

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Golden Rules: Six Things You Need to Know for Trail Season

Golden Rules: Six Things You Need to Know for Trail Season

You, me, and other trail users agree: It’s officially primetime for trail season. And whether you’re a commuter, a caregiver or a long-distance rider,...

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Creeper Trail Ride in Virginia Supports Cancer Research, Honors Legacy

Creeper Trail Ride in Virginia Supports Cancer Research, Honors Legacy

On July 28 and 29, 2017, the Penny F. Garrett Sarcoma Foundation will host the 8th Annual Creeper Trail Ride [and walk] to End Cancer in Damascus,...

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Maryland and Washington, D.C.’s Capital Crescent Trail

Maryland and Washington, D.C.’s Capital Crescent Trail

Forming an emerald arc around western portion of the District of Columbia, the Capital Crescent Trail connects Washington to its Maryland suburbs. The...

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