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Five Quick Tips to Keep Your Trike (or Recumbent) Tip-Top
March 14, 2022
Special thanks to our Celebrate Trails Day 2022 sponsor Catrike for these great tips on how to care for your recumbent or trike! Here are things you can do to make sure your trike runs smooth and looks good every time you ride.
Courtesy Catrike
¿Está considerando el uso de una bicicleta reclinada? Aquí hay algunos consejos para que tenga en cuenta.
March 08, 2022
[Actualmente] Manejo un triciclo reclinado con ruedas de 20 pulgadas. También monté una bicicleta reclinada durante muchos años.
Camp Chase Trail de Ohio | Fotografía de Associated Press
Considering a Recumbent Bike? Here Are Some Tips to Keep in Mind.
February 15, 2022
Here are some tips to keep in mind if you are thinking of buying a two- or three-wheeled recumbent.
Ohio's Camp Chase Trail | Photo by Associated Press
Here Is Some Inspiration to Keep Up or Create Your #TrailMoments Momentum!
October 14, 2021
RTC launched our #TrailMoments 21-Day Challenge, so an entire community could band together and keep each other motivated.
Left to Right- Waides Ashmon III, Ashley Jones, MaShant Ashmon, Ian Mackay and Vasu Sojitraa | Graphic by RTC
Trail Moments | 21 Easy Ways to Enjoy Your Local Trails
September 10, 2021
If you're looking to create a new healthy habit outside, we’ve created a list of 21 easy-to-do actions you can take immediately on your nearest trail.
Graphic by RTC
Trail Moments | How To Long-Distance Bike Tour With (Six!) Young Kids
September 03, 2021
We’ve found that good rails-trail routes can be very forgiving to those new to bike touring. We’ve learned so much since then.
Photos courtesy Dale Majors and TrailLink user protoolned, graphic by RTC
Trail Moments | Adapting Trail Trips for a Hiker With a Disability: A Family’s Advice
April 15, 2021
Saul is 22 and has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He has needed to use a power wheelchair full time since about age 14, but that has not stopped him from exploring the outdoors.
Dan, Michaela and Saul Brownstein, with their dog Rufus, on the Elephant Swamp Trail in New Jersey | Photo courtesy Dan Brownsteins
How to Train for a 5K or 10K Using Rail-Trails
April 05, 2021
Rail-trails are an especially great option for training for that first race for a variety of reasons. For one thing, many of these trails are paved, flat or with a very light grade.
Fun Run 5k on the W&OD Trail in Northern Virginia | Photo courtesy RTC
As Trail Use Spikes, Communities Seek Solutions for Safe Use This Winter
February 08, 2021
This winter did not slow down traffic on the trail. Embrace safety and etiquette messaging for the newcomers and tried-and-true efforts to keep shared-use trails welcoming to a wide variety of users in winter months.
Ashokan Rail Trail | Photo by Maxanne Resnick, courtesy Woodstock Land Conservancy
The Magical World of Snowshoeing: A How-To Guide for Trails
February 04, 2021
Snowshoeing might seem a little intimidating at first, but once you give it a try, you might just find a new-found freedom to hit the trails.
The author, Willie Karidis, out on a snowshoeing expedition | Courtesy Willie Karidis