Skip to content

Success Stories

30 Years: Birth and Evolution of the American Rail-Trail Movement
March 10, 2016
In 2016, RTC celebrated its 30th anniversary and the birth and evolution of the American Rail-Trail Movement.
Montour Trail in Pennsylvania | Photo courtesy Jim Brown
10 Rail-Trails That Helped Build the Movement
February 11, 2016
In honor of RTC’s 30th anniversary, here are 10 game-changers of the rail-trail movement.
The High Line in New York City | Photo by Adrian Cabrero
Discover the Trans Canada Trail
October 29, 2015
As one of the world’s longest networks of multiuse trails, the Trans Canada Trail connects nearly 500 individual trails across the country, building a magnificent piece of Canadian heritage.
Trans Canada Trail | Photo by Sean Marshall | CC by 2.0
Three Women Who Changed the Course of History On Bicycles
October 19, 2015
Susan B. Anthony, famed suffragette leader and women’s rights reformer, once said of the bicycle, “I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance.”
“La bicycliste et caricature, 1897” by Montorgueil, Georges, 1857-1933 (creator) Somm, Henry, 1844-1907 (illustrator) – This image is available from the Brown University Library under the digital ID 1123259547400435. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.
Minnesota’s Midtown Greenway
October 16, 2015
Nestled 20 feet below street level in an early 20th-century railroad cut, Minnesota’s Midtown Greenway bypasses the street traffic crossing overhead on more than two dozen historical bridges.
Photo courtesy The Greenway Guy
Pennsylvania’s Montour Trail
March 16, 2015
In terms of rail-trail mileage, Pennsylvania dominates, but in a crowded field, the Montour Trail—which forms a 55-mile arc around western Pittsburgh—is a standout with plenty of “wow” moments.
Midway across the span of the Chartiers Creek Bridge | Photo courtesy Kordite | CC by 2.0
10 Great Biking Moments in Movies
November 25, 2014
We’re pleased to bring you these—10 great biking moments in movies (in order of release).
Image courtesy RTC