Missoula, Mont., is blessed not only with an envious network of gorgeous trails, but with an "energetic community that just loves to volunteer," says Morgan Valliant, the city's conservation lands manager.
Listening to the kids of East Baltimore in this video, it is clear they really switched on to the joys of riding a bike and looking after their local environment during Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's (RTC) Earn-A-Bike Program there earlier this spring.
Sometimes, it doesn't feel like work! Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's (RTC) trail development team members Kelly Pack and Lindsay Martin have been traveling up to Baltimore, MD., these past few weeks to help run an after school program teaching local kids some valuable bike skills, important bike safety, and even how to look after and maintain their machines.
On Friday, October 23, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) partnered with Beacon House, a tutoring and mentoring organization in the Edgewood neighborhood of Washington, D.C., to give free bicycles, locks, helmets and safety instruction to 40 students enrolled in Beacon House programs.