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Tapping Into Opportunity: RTC’s Strategic Priorities
January 11, 2024
RTC has been focused on building a nation connected by trails, spreading trails across the country to bring new potential to communities.
Happy multiracial women having fun embracing each outside - Photo courtesy Getty Images
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A Cultural Shift as America’s Trail Networks Take Hold
December 14, 2023
It has been described as a “tipping point,” “critical mass” and “milestone” achievement. Regardless of what it’s called, there’s no doubt that the proliferation of trail networks around the United States is significant.
Chuck Huckelberry Loop | Photo by Gerry Loew, Pima County Communications
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Elevating Opportunity in 2023—Reflections From the Trails Movement
December 14, 2023
It has been described as a “tipping point,” “critical mass” and “milestone” achievement. Regardless of what it’s called, there’s no doubt that the proliferation of trail networks around the United States is significant.
Ohio's Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail | Photo by Jason Cohn
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These 2023 Trail Grants Are Activating Trails and Trail Networks Across the US
December 12, 2023
In 2023, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Awarded 30 Trail Grants Totaling $348,000 to Support Equitable Trail Development and Community Programs.
Black People Who Hike event in August 2023 | Photo courtesy Black People Who Hike
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Here Are Five Fantastic New Rail-Trails That Opened in 2023
December 11, 2023
Here we spotlight a handful of the exciting new rail-trails that opened in 2023.
New York's Adirondack Rail Trail ribbon cutting | Photo courtesy New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
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Awaiting Takeoff: The Wright Brothers’ Biking Legacy
December 04, 2023
On a gray North Carolina beach, 120 years ago this December, Wright Brothers completed the first powered flight of a heavier-than-air aircraft.
Wilbur Wright working in the Wright brothers’ Dayton, Ohio, bicycle shop in 1897
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Alabama’s Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail
December 01, 2023
The 23-mile paved Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail runs through Gulf State Park and the surrounding cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
Alabama's Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail:Gulf Oak Ridge Trail | Photo by TrailLink user walt.ebbert
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Trail Moments | Lessons Learned from Climbing Colorado’s Manitou Incline
November 13, 2023
The first step of the Manitou Incline begins at 6,600 feet above sea level, and it gains almost 2,000 feet in just under a mile. The average grade for the trail is 45% and is as steep as 68% in places.
Colorado's Manitou Incline at sunrise | Photo by Jamie Efaw
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Montana’s Silver Bow Creek Greenway Trail
November 07, 2023
Montana’s Silver Bow Creek Greenway Trail (SBCGT) parallels its namesake creek, which provides habitat to bald eagles and yellow-headed blackbirds, sandhill cranes and waterfowl.
Montana's Silver Bow Greenway Trail near Fairmont Hot Springs Resort | Photo by Richard I. Gibson
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For Some 60 Years, Peru, Indiana, Was America’s “Circus City”
October 25, 2023
Peru is known as the Circus City or the Circus Capital of the World for a big reason. It really was.
Hagenbeck-Wallace main entrance to circus | Photo by M.D. McCarter, courtesy International Circus Hall of Fame. Used with permission.