A Home Run: 2018 Opening Day for Trails

Posted 05/03/18 by Suzanne Matyas in America's Trails, Health and Wellness

Opening Day for Trails celebration on the W&OD Trail | Photo by Joe LaCroix, courtesy RTC

This year, thousands of people from coast to coast went outside to celebrate the sixth annual Opening Day for Trails (Opening Day). Although the country was a mix of sunshine and snow, trail users came on foot, wheel, hoof, ski and everything in between to kick off the spring season!

And. It. Was. Amazing.

Thanks to everyone who joined us in showing their love for America’s magnificent trails by celebrating Opening Day. And a big thank you to our magnanimous sponsors at Performance Bicycle, Fuji Bikes, KEEN, Topo Designs and Patagonia by providing some great prizes, which made the day extra special!

Here are just a few of our favorite ways trail users spent Opening Day this year. We hope you’ll join us again for next year’s celebration!

Tons of people participated by hitting the trail solo or with a pal …

And many chose to join the 175-plus special Opening Day events that were planned in 30 states this year—including around 100 bike rides conducted by our friends at Performance Bicycle!

Plus, the six fun events the RTC team helped lead in Richmond, California, Cleveland and Yellow Springs, Ohio, Baltimore, Maryland, the Washington, D.C. region, and Camden, New Jersey, (which, courtesy of a late-spring snow, you can still attend on May 20!).

If you want to see more Opening Day fun, check out these great memories in our 2018 Opening Day for Trails Moment:

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