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North Carolina’s Charlotte Rail Trail
January 19, 2023
The bustling Charlotte Rail Trail is a 12-foot-wide swath of urban utopia in North Carolina’s largest city. Bikers stream by in packs.
Charlotte Rail Trail | Photo by Eric Casella
Cómo volver a montar en bicicleta después de años (8 consejos simples)
March 24, 2022
Tengo treinta y largos, y recientemente comencé a andar en bicicleta nuevamente después de un largo tiempo.
Foto cortesía de Bicycle House Tallahassee
Analysis: Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Passes With New Opportunities for Trails, Walking and Biking
November 06, 2021
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) (H.R.3684).
Photo courtesy RTC
Arizona’s Santa Cruz River Park Trail
April 12, 2021
Starting in the centuries-old birthplace of Tucson in the south, the Santa Cruz River Park Trail follows the sandy and mostly dry riverbed.
The Loop | Photo by Gerry Loew, Pima County Communications
Trail Moments | From Father to Son—A Beautiful Life on a Bike Seat
September 08, 2020
I was lucky enough to grow up near a great rail-trail—the W&OD Trail in Northern Virginia—and as a child I used it regularly for leisurely rides.
Jorge Brito and son on the W&OD Trail in Northern Virginia | Courtesy Jorge Brito
A Q&A With Ryan Chao: Connecting Communities from Coast to Coast
November 13, 2019
I had the pleasure of chatting with President Ryan Chao on how RTC is making this work happen in collaboration with thousands of partners and trail advocates across the country.
GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail in South Carolina | Photo by Ian Curcio
Florida’s Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail
July 15, 2019
The Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail offers a slice of quiet paradise, journeying more than 25 miles to Keystone Heights through well-canopied forests, pine flatwoods, picturesque countryside and stands of showy wild azalea (which the locals call “pinksters”).
Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail | Photo by Britte Lowther
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
Alaska’s Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
January 15, 2019
With views of the rugged Chugach Mountains and tidal inlets, Alaska’s Tony Knowles Coastal Trail offers a breathtaking experience unlike any other rail-trail in the country. Learn more in our Trail of the Month feature.
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail | Photo by Jody O. Photos, courtesy Visit Anchorage
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