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West Virginia and Pennsylvania’s Parkersburg to Pittsburgh Corridor
April 16, 2018
The P2P: It’s a small acronym that holds a world of promise. Extending from Parkersburg to Pittsburgh (P2P), the developing 238.5-mile route connecting northern West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania by trail.
Morgantown's Caperton Trail, part of the Mon River Trail System | Photo by James Riel
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Useful Biking Gear for Trails—Plus a Few MacGyver Tips!
March 30, 2018
I asked my colleagues at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), some of America’s most experienced trail riders, what equipment they’ve found super useful in the past.
2017 Opening Day for Trails on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Photo by Amy Kapp
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Indiana’s Erie Lackawanna Trail
March 16, 2018
Northwest Indiana’s Erie Lackawanna Trail offers an experience of beautiful contrasts. The region boasts sandy dunes, a glimmering Great Lake and windswept prairies.
Erie Lackawanna Trail | Photo by Eric Allix Rogers
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How to Be Equipment-Ready for Your First Long-Distance Trail Ride
March 13, 2018
Female young technician looking at the camera in her bicycle repair shop | Photo courtesy RTC
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Five Rail-Trails Along the Underground Railroad
February 15, 2018
Spanning more than 2,007 miles between Alabama and Canada, the Underground Railroad (UGRR) Bicycle Route, memorializes the network that helped slaves escape to freedom before and during the Civil War.
Mario Brown from the Center for Health Equity at the University of Pittsburgh and Adventure Cycling member George Thomas in front of Bertie Hall, along the Niagara River Recreation Trail in Ontario, Canada, during the 2007 inaugural tour of the Underground Railroad Bicycling Route | Photo by C. Spratling, courtesy Adventure Cycling Association
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Kentucky’s Louisville Loop
February 12, 2018
Louisvillians officially named the Louisville Loop in 2005, but you could argue that trails run in this city’s lifeblood.
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Trail Geek Terminology (A Cheat-Sheet to Satisfy Your Inner Wonk)
January 29, 2018
RTC's put together this little trail-geek cheat sheet so that we can all bone up on our trail and active-transportation policy speak.
Photo Courtesy RTC
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Pennsylvania’s D&L Trail
January 17, 2018
If you’re only planning to take one bike trip this year, eastern Pennsylvania’s D&L Trail is not only at the top of our list, but also ranks in the top 10 most-viewed trails on TrailLink.com by trail users
D&L Trail | Photo courtesy Pocono Biking
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Bright Horizons: Florida’s Miami LOOP
January 12, 2018
Approximately 54 percent complete to date, the Miami LOOP is a 225-mile trail vision to expand transportation options, make biking and walking safer and more equitable.
The Atlantic Greenway in South Beach is part of Florida’s 225-mile developing Miami LOOP. | Photo by Lee Smith
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A View From … The National Trails System
January 03, 2018
In 2018, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act, which provided an incredible legacy for all Americans. Five of these iconic American experiences are listed below along with rail-trails that weave in and around them.
Great Shasta Rail Trail | Photo by Christina Schmidlin with Hellikon, courtesy Great Shasta Rail Trail Association