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Gearing Up for a Cross-Country Trail Trek Webinar
April 18, 2024
Join us for a conversation about gearing up for a cross-country trail trek and what it takes to travel across the country by trail!
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10 Unique Lodgings Along the Great American Rail-Trail
April 15, 2024
We highlight lodging along the Great American Rail-Trail, and history buffs can find more from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Washington's Iron Horse Inn Bed and Breakfast is located adjacent to the Cle Elum Depot along the Great American Rail-Trail | Photo courtesy Iron Horse Inn Bed and Breakfast
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You and Your Bike Are Welcome Aboard Metra
March 12, 2024
In 2020, Metra, Chicago’s commuter transit system, introduced its very first Bike Car. By the end of 2023, Metra carried an all-time record.
Bike 1.5 Prototype | Photo by Courtney Aubrecht
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Kickapoo Rail Trail Extension Case Study
February 17, 2024
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Illinois’ Route 66 Trail Case Study
February 16, 2024
Illinois’ Route 66 Trail is a project that will help preserve one of America’s historic corridors and a spine for Illinois’ trail networks.
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Exploring Midwestern Marvels Along the Great American Rail-Trail With the Traverses
October 05, 2023
We thrive on these adventures—appreciating the unknown, the unexpected and the unique individuals we meet along the way. Being on our bicycles provides us with a sense of freedom and a way to stay attuned to the present moment.
Patrick and Shevonne Travers on a trail trip through the Midwest | Photo courtesy Patrick and Shevonne Travers
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Illinois and Indiana’s Pennsy Greenway
August 08, 2023
The 14.5-mile Pennsy Greenway now connects two counties in two states (Cook County, Illinois, and Lake County, Indiana), as well as the communities of Lansing, Illinois, and Indiana’s Munster and Schererville along the way.
Pennsy Greenway's entrance in Lansing, Illinois | Photo by TrailLink user tommyspan
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Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend, Veterans Launch Therapeutic Bike Ride Across the Country on Great American Rail-Trail
May 16, 2023
Warrior Expeditions Great American Rail-Trail ride began in front of the Capitol | Photo by Albert Ting
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Great American Rail-Trail Route Assessment Report 2023
May 05, 2023
RTC and its partners have defined the preferred route of the Great American Rail-Trail as more than 3,700 miles—with approximately 2,057 miles of existing trails (trails along the route that are built and maintained by dedicated teams of local staff and volunteers) and 1,696 miles of identified trail gaps.