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Bailey Bridges/Pioneer Bridges manufactures and supplies portable Bailey component panel bridges and maintains a significant inventory of replacement components for USArmy designed M1, M2 and M3 bridges. Bailey’s portable component panel bridges are for purchase or rent. Additionally, Bailey’s experienced staff is available for field consulting on bridge applications and to assist in proper field assembly, installation, and dismantling of Bailey bridges and in the installation of small to mid sized fixed pedestrian and vehicular bridges. For more information about BaileyBridges/Pioneer Bridges, go to http://www.baileybridge.com/ or call (800) 477-7320.
Beneficial Designs, Inc. is a rehabilitation engineering and design firm. BD develops assistive and adaptive technology, performs rehabilitation research, contract design, legal consultation, standards development, and serves as a rehabilitation information resource. BD also designs adaptive recreational equipment for people with disabilities.
Beneficial Designs works towards universal access through research, design, and education. They are constantly working towards improving access for people of all abilities. Learn more about Beneficial Designs, Inc. at http://beneficialdesigns.com/ or (775) 783-8822.
Biospan Technologies, Inc. is committed to providing cost effective and environmentally friendly solutions in the fields of paving and pavement preservation, biodecontamination, environmental recovery, and resource utilization of solid waste. Since 1993, BioSpan has provided research-based manufacturing at state-of-the-art facilities. Our innovative offerings reach every international market thanks to BioSpan’s extensive network of licensed distributors and dealers. What sets BioSpan apart from the competition? With more than 90 patents on our products, we have proven that the research-based process – from the laboratory to the manufacturing plant – makes our advanced technology effective and affordable. As we have for the past two decades, BioSpan Technologies will continue making science and technology practical™.
For more information about BioSpan Technologies, Inc. please call us toll-free at (800) 730-8980 or email us at email@example.com.
Cannon & Cannon, Inc. (CCI) is a Consulting Engineering and Field Surveying firm with offices in Knoxville and Nashville, Tennessee. We take great pride in knowing that our trails, greenways and pedestrian facilities interact with hundreds of thousands of people every day. Our company philosophy of “Enhancing Community Life by Design” is much more than just a motto to us. We approach our projects, large or small, with the goal of making life better for the people who will eventually use them. When we take our dogs and kids out to the trails we are creating, we make sure our designs work in practice as well as they do on paper.
Whether it’s through pedestrian facilities such as sidewalks, greenways or bike lanes, or through public utilities such as clean water and wastewater treatment facilities, at CCI, we strive to positively contribute to the overall health and happiness of the communities we serve. We are very proud to be associated with American Trails. Learn more about Cannon & Cannon at www.cannon-Cannon.com, follow us on Facebook, or give us a call at (877) 670-8555.
das Trail Markers™ can be permanently applied to concrete or asphalt with das adhesive. The markers are an unobtrusive yet highly visible method of placing information and features directly on a path or trail. Durable, fade resistant, low profile and ADA compliant, they can be used as an alternative to conventional vertical signage clutter. Stock markers are available in a variety of shapes and legends. Custom markers can be manufactured in just about any size, shape or color with variable data, distances or QR codes. das Manufacturing, Inc. has been providing innovative permanent marking systems for a wide variety of applications since 1983. Learn more about das Trail Markers™ at http://www.dasmanufacturing.com or give them a call at (800) 549-6024.
Your best choice for custom high pressure laminate signs and graphics to create an impression that is built to last. Centrally located in North America, iZone Imaging combines the latest technology in graphic printing with the legacy and durability of high pressure laminate. iZone Imaging's integrated project delivery (printing, pressing, finishing and logistics all executed under one roof) allows unmatched quality control and provides the fastest lead time in the industry.
For more than a decade, iZone Imaging has successfully produced signage, graphics, and interpretive solutions for a wide range of state and national parks, bike paths, trails, greenways, municipal parks, and recreation facilities. The products are a perfect fit for these outdoor environments thanks to the combination of high quality graphic imagery with the weather and vandal-resistant nature of the laminate. iZone Imaging's team will make your parks, open spaces and outdoor environment ideas come to life. For more information, visit izoneimaging.com/amtrails/ to request a free sample.
RockSteps are the smart alternative to natural stone steps. At ¼” the weight of natural stone, RockSteps are easier to deliver and install keeping your total costs, including labor, down - and no need for heavy equipment. RockStep steps and landings have a natural stone appearance and are offered in a variety of colors and sizes, and all come with a consistent 6” rise. RockStep boulders are the perfect accessory for any step project. Built to last, Rocksteps are made with high-strength, reinforced concrete around a light-weight, low-density core. For more information go to www.rocksteps.com.
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.
RTC’s mission, and its value, is magnified in urban areas, where one mile of trail can completely redefine the livability of a community. Where trails are more than just recreational amenities, creating opportunities for active transportation and physical activity—improving our health and wellbeing—as they safely connect us to jobs, schools, businesses, parks, and cultural institutions in our own neighborhoods and beyond. Learn more at http://www.railstotrails.org.
Manufacturer of the Rhino TriView™ post, the highly visible triangular design ensures that your message can be seen from any direction. Durable and flexible, it withstands repeated vehicle impacts and still returns to its original upright position. UV light stabilizers protect the bright color of the post from fading. Convert trail use quickly and simply by using our TriView Toppers™ designed to be used over existing TriView or fiberglass trail marker posts. Our latest innovation- the new Rhino Hybrid 3-Rail incorporates the best qualities of fiberglass and plastic. Specially designed reinforcing fibers are blended with UV stable plastic to create a flat post with the bright color of plastic and the impact resistance of the combined fiberglass and plastic. Its design allows the post to bend over when hit, then snap back into its normal upright position. Other marking options include surface markers (Soil Markers™, Curb Markers™, A-Tag™ Pavement Markers, Pavement Decals), Poly Signs, Photoluminescent Signs. as well as many others. Rhino Marking & Protection Systems, John Hohol, National Market Manager, 10740 Lyndale Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55420 – www.trailmarking.com. Tel: 800-522-4343, Fax: 888-522-4343 - jhohol@RhinoMarkers.com
Acorn Naturalists’ catalog collection is brimming with resources that advance outdoor and environmental education. From training manuals and trail planning tools to hand lenses and animal track replicas, we provide just about everything you could want for your trail or classroom.
The Acorn Group offers services in interpretive planning and design. We’ve created interpretive master plans and wayside exhibits across the country, from California’s woodlands and Oregon’s coastal dunes to New Mexico’s arid desert and the South’s hardwood forests. Regardless of environment, the focus is on creating sensory-rich experiences and helping visitors cultivate their own sense of place.
In 28 years, Tony has passionately led crews in sculpting almost 1,000 kilometers of shared-use and purpose-built trails for mountain bicyclists and other trail users of all ages and abilities around the world. His experience includes professional trail building companies, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations. His passion is creating sustainable, kinesthetically and aesthetically diverse trails that mountain bikers love to ride. He is highly skilled on the utilization and training of state-of-the-art trail technology like the Sutter 500 Trail Dozer, SWECO 480 Trail Dozer, miniature/micro excavators, loaders, tracked carriers, and ATV rakes & harrows. Tony is a pioneer in the evolution and art of creating sustainable, machine-built trails for mountain bikers. His accomplishments include: establishing the first mountain bike patrol in Colorado in 1989, training eight IMBA/Subaru Trail Care Crews (1997-2011), inspiring the IMBA Trail Solutions Program (2001), and assisting with both IMBA books (Trail Solutions: IMBA’s Guide to Building Sweet Singletrack and Managing Mountain Bikes: IMBA’s Guide to Providing Great Riding).
John Favro provides services that result in cost effective construction and maintenance of sustainable, environmentally friendly trail systems for all types of users so that they may live a healthier and more rewarding lifestyle. John has 40 years of trail management, construction, and maintenance experience with the U.S. Forest Service in California, Alaska, Montana, Idaho and North Dakota. He also worked in the country of Jordan developing outfitter camps and camel trails. John has instructed for 8 years as a trail instructor teaching sustainable trail planning, construction and maintenance for the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in many states throughout the United States. John's experience includes working on trails and projects for hikers, bikers, ATV, and multiple use trails. He has also worked extensively on equestrian-related trail projects (backcountry packing, trail & pleasure riding, endurance & distance riding, etc.). John also serves on the boards of American Trails and BackCountry Horsemen of Missoula. Contact John at (406) 864-8644 or John@TrailsGuy.com.
Family owned and operated in the heartland since 1954, the Wickcraft Company pours personal integrity into the craftsmanship of the most environmentally sound pathway alternative. Custom modular sections made from galvanized steel and supported by non-penetrating adjustable legs that are easy to install. Boardwalks promote a sense of place while preserving your region’s natural environment.
Check out the Wickcraft Company at www.wickcraft.com or (608) 282-5332.
The Mount Whitney Portal Hostel is a great place for people to stay. With bunk beds and new rooms, it's luxurious...for a hostel. It has a view of Mt. Whitney, but being in town, it allots for walking to restaurants and stores. There's a lobby area for others to gather and a small store if you've forgotten something, or need a souvenir. There are showers for hikers, if that's all you need too. A microwave and a fridge are wonderful accommodations for those traveling on a budget as well. Check out the Whitney Portal Store & Hostel at http://www.mountwhitneyportal.com or (760) 876-0030.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. is a leader in the motorsports market. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings include ATV and side-by-side vehicles, motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, race kart engines, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of dealers in the United States. Headquartered in Cypress, California since its incorporation in 1976, Yamaha also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha, visit www.yamaha-motor.com.