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Arizona’s Grand Canyon Greenway Trail
October 16, 2019
The Grand Canyon Greenway Trail totals 13 miles of paved pathway for biking and walking, providing access to numerous scenic viewpoints and attractions in the park.
The family-friendly Grand Canyon Greenway Trail | Photo by Sarah Neal, courtesy Bright Angel Bicycles
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A Closer Look: Connecting the Lower Rio Grande Valley by Trail
August 12, 2019
Caracara is the name of the trail system developing throughout Cameron County, Texas, and the Lower Rio Grande Valley—a project that Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is honored to count among its TrailNation™ portfolio.
Bikers on tour of Caracara Trails | Photo by John Faulk, Frontera Media
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Four Long-Distance Rides Along the Great American Rail-Trail
August 09, 2019
Here are four sections of the Great American that span 100 miles or more with minimal on-street connections—perfect for multiday adventuring.
Ohio's Great Miami River Trail | Photo by Tom Bilcze
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Wyoming’s Platte River Trail
June 07, 2019
A momentary pause on the Platte River Trail might yield a glimpse of a pronghorn antelope or mule deer darting through the underbrush, or an eagle or osprey searching for a meal in the river.
Along the Platte River Trail by the Tate Pumphouse | Photo courtesy Platte River Trails
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E-Bikes Got This Baby Boomer Back on the Trail After Asthma
May 22, 2019
A one-day rental there led to a weeklong adventure in Hawaii, followed by my first of two e-bike purchases three years ago. Since then, I’ve logged more than 1,000 road and trail miles, and for me, it’s been a win-win.
Libby Rose on e-bike | Photo courtesy Wandering Rose Travels
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Iowa’s Cedar Valley Nature Trail
May 14, 2019
Depending on who you ask, the Cedar Valley Nature Trail is either 52 miles long (the original length) or about 67 miles thanks to extension projects in Linn County.
Cedar Valley Nature Trail | Photo by Liz Zabel, courtesy GO Cedar Rapids
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New York’s Warren County Bikeway
April 16, 2019
The Warren County Bikeway runs 10 miles between Glens Falls and Lake George, about an hour’s drive north of Albany.
Warren County Bikeway | Photo courtesy Eric Pfau
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Pennsylvania’s Mahoning Shadow Trail
February 12, 2019
Learn how the legendary groundhog Punxsutawney Phil helped create the Pennsylvania's Mahoning Shadow Trail in RTC's trail of the month feature.
Photo by Jeff London
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Metro Washington Association of Blind Athletes Makes Tandem Connections on DC Trails
December 20, 2018
“The speed, the freedom, the sense of connection—it’s what made me fall in love with biking,” explained Karla Gilbride. Discussing regular after-work trips down Washington, D.C.’s Capital Crescent Trail on a tandem bike
A ride at Lake Artemesia with the Metro Washington Association for Blind Athletes | Photo courtesy MWABA
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Eight Critical Wins for TrailNation in 2018
December 05, 2018
Here is a spotlight on some of the critical TrailNation project advances we made in 2018—and how they are bringing to life our vision of trails at the heart of healthy, thriving communities.
Baltimore, Maryland | Photo by Side A Photography