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RTC’s resource library is the nation’s foremost curation of timely research, articles and cutting-edge resources for the trails, walking and bicycling movement.

This free and ever-expanding collection of materials covers the latest, timely topics within equitable trail development and advocacy to engagement and promoting trail use.

How to Use This Library

To find relevant resources: 1) Fill in a search term in the field below; 2) Customize your results using the options provided; 3) Hit the “Search” button.

  • Published By: Choose to search all authors or just RTC-published materials.
  • Resource Type: Narrow your search to a specific type of document.
  • State and Tag: Use to narrow your geographic location and subject matter.
  • Popular: View webinars | View state policy examples

Trail Promotion
Gearing Up for a Cross-Country Trail Trek Webinar
April 18, 2024
Tags: Celebrate Trails Day Gear Great American Rail-Trail How-to Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Maryland Montana Nebraska Ohio Pennsylvania Trail Businesses Trail Destinations Trail Promotion Trail Use Tips Using Trails Washington Washington, DC West Virginia Wyoming
Benefits of Trails
How Connected Trails Keep Us Active and Well Webinar
April 10, 2024
Tags: Benefits of Trails Celebrate Trails Day Health Health and Active Living Health Organizations Using Trails Why Use Trails?
Trail Promotion
Trails Creating Community in the Outdoors – Celebrate Trails Day Virtual Event Series Webinar
April 02, 2024
Tags: Celebrate Trails Day Equity Events/Programming/Marketing Trail Promotion Using Trails
Trail Projects
WEBINAR- Trails and Climate Change: Disaster Recovery
March 26, 2024
Tags: Active Transportation Building Trails Construction Environment Financing/Funding Maintenance Nebraska Pennsylvania Resiliency Trail Projects Wisconsin
WEBINAR – Connectivity Funding: Learn How to Strategically Apply for Active Transportation Funding
March 25, 2024
Tags: Active Transportation Financing/Funding funding Policy Policy
Learn How to Advocate for Trails Where You Live Webinar
March 20, 2024
Tags: Advocating for Active Transportation Policy Policy
WEBINAR – Take Advantage of Dedicated Active Transportation Connectivity Funding
January 24, 2024
Tags: Active Transportation Education Policy Policy/Advocacy
Trail Promotion
WEBINAR – Celebrate Trails Day: An Overview of the Celebration + Ways to Engage
January 09, 2024
Tags: Events/Programming/Marketing Outreach Trail Promotion
TrailNation Playbook
WEBINAR – Playbook in Action: Building Investment Strategies that Unlock Funding
December 13, 2023
Tags: Financing/Funding Policy/Advocacy TrailNation Playbook
WEBINAR – How to Advocate for Biking, Walking and Trail Funding: Best Practices for 2024 State Legislative Sessions
November 29, 2023
Tags: Active Transportation Policy Policy/Advocacy
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Professional & Advocates

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