What's Your New Year's Trail Resolution? (Here are 28 ideas for 2015!)

Posted 12/23/14 by Katie Harris in Health and Wellness

Photo CC Gabriel Amadeus

In 2015, RTC will celebrate its 28th birthday—and wouldn’t you know it, the New Year is upon us! With that said, we’re pleased to bring you this list of 28 resolutions that we hope help inspire you to get out on the trail and get active.

And, we want to know: What’s your trail resolution for 2015? Pick one (or a few!), or create your own! Then, share it on social media using the hashtag:  #TrailResolution (photos are encouraged)! See you on the trail!

  1. Discover a new trail near my home.
    Pennsylvania's Montour Trail | Photo by Katie Harris
  2. Learn a new trail activity (e.g., rollerblading, skateboarding, horseback riding, cross-country skiing).
  3. Make my voice in support of trails heard in my community.
  4. Extend my weekend trail run by two miles.
  5. Bike a marathon: 26.2 miles!
  6. Pick up one piece of trash every time I visit a trail.
  7. Have a trailside picnic.
  8. Walk as many miles on the trail as I am old.
  9. Go car-free one day per week.
  10. Ride one day in the rain, even if I really don’t want to!
  11. Learn about the wildlife in my area.
  12. Volunteer a few hours with my local trail organization.
  13. Commit to driving without distractions.
  14. Learn how to tune up my bike.
  15. Encourage my employer to offer bike commuter benefits.
  16. Train on a trail to improve my mile run time.
    Photo by Jake Lynch/RTC
  17. Visit one of the Rail-Trail Hall-of-Fame trails.
  18. Sign up for an organized trail run or ride.
  19. Learn how to identify plants along the trail.
  20. Advocate for trails in my state.
  21. Bike or walk for all trips less than a mile.
  22. Befriend a trail skeptic.
  23. Share my favorite trail with a friend.
  24. Submit photos of my favorite trails on TrailLink.com.
  25. Ride a trail in a new state.
  26. Do a multi-day bike trip, like RTC’s Rail-Trail Sojourn.
  27. See what’s around that next bend in the trail.
  28. Support Rails-to-Trails Conservancy to help us build, maintain, defend and connect trail corridors across the nation.

Share your trail resolutions on social media: #TrailResolution (photos are encouraged)!

 

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