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Trails advocates are making pathways across the Worldwide Web! American Trails wants to help all of us learn how the trails community is using this captivating new world. Our contest winners really use the power of the Internet to communicate effectively with trails advocates, users, and the general public. Visit these great websites for information, ideas, and inspiration. Enter this year's website contest.

Award winners are entitled to use the "Winning Website" logo on their own sites

American Trails Website contest winners for 2002

We were pleased to receive nominations of 70 trail-related websites for the American Trails Website Contest. American Trails launched the first-ever contest to seek out the best websites in the cyberworld of trails and greenways. We looked for sites that really make trails come alive, and provide effective information delivery, support volunteers, and engage the public. In short, we wanted to showcase ways that advocates and agencies are making a difference for trails.

WINNING WEBSITES for 2002 by Category:

CATEGORY

WINNING WEBSITE

...for State or Provincial trails agency

~ Illinois State Greenways & Trails Program
-- http://dnr.state.il.us/orep/planning/index.htm

...for State or Provincial trails organization

~ New Brunswick Trail Council -- http://www.sentiernbtrail.com
Honorable Mention: ~ Texas Offroad Network
-- http://www.texasoffroad.net

...for Community trails system

~ Utah Valley Trails System
-- http://www.mountainland.org/trails/index.htm
Honorable Mention: ~ Indy Parks Greenways
-- http://www.indygreenways.org

...for Local trail organization or club site

~ Green Mountain Club -- http://www.greenmountainclub.org

...for Designated National Recreation Trail site

~ Feaster Trail, City of Arkadelphia -- www.cityofarkadelphia.com/Departments/Parks/Feaster/feaster.html

...for Graphics and site design

~ Paragon Adventure Park -- http://www.paragonap.com

...for Best use of photographs

~ Kingsport Greenbelt -- www.kingsportgreenbelt.com

...for Promotion and recognition of volunteerism

~ Responsible Organized Mountain Pedalers
-- http://www.romp.org

...for Individual or personal trails site

~ Completely Unoffical Guide To Bicycle Trails in Western PA
-- www.TheNeonWeb.com/trails

...for Trail-related business or product

~ National Geographic mapXchange -- http://www.nationalgeographic.com/mapxchange

...for Trails on federal lands

~ Tahoe Rim Trail -- http://www.tahoerimtrail.org

...for Travel and tourism for trails

~ Bike Trails and B & B's in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia
-- www.BBBiking.com

...for Communication for trail advocates

~ Pennsylvania ATVing -- http://www.paatving.com/default.asp

...for Searchable on-line database

~ Go for Green's Find a Trail -- http://www.trailpaq.ca

Additional NOMINATED WEBSITES for 2002:

These websites were also nominated for this year's American Trails Website Contest. Visit these great sites for a virtual tour of trails and greenways across America!

~ Austin Moto-Sports Association -- http://www.amsaclub.org

~ Prescott Alternative Transportation -- http://www.prescottbikeped.org.

~ Washington Area Bicyclist Association -- http://www.waba.org

~ Wyoming Snowmobile Trails -- http://wyotrails.state.wy.us/snow/

~ Friends of the South Cle Elum Depot -- http://www.milwelectric.org

~ Southeastern Cycling -- http://www.geocities.com/yosemite/7672/mtb.html

~ Yakima Greenway Foundation -- http://www.yakimagreenway.org

~ Southern Sierra Fat Tire Association -- http://www.ssfta.com/land/land.htm

~ East Coast Greenway Alliance -- http://www.greenway.org

~ John Muir Trail Virtual Tour -- http://nycparks.completeinet.net/sub_your_park/flagship_and_virtual.html

~ Back Mountain Trail, Anthracite Scenic Trails Association -- http://BMT.EditThisPage.com

~ Shelton Trails -- http://borntoexplore.org/trails/

~ Triangle Rails-to-Trails Conservancy -- http://www.ncrail-trails.org/trtc

~ Chet Fromm's Backpacker Guide -- www.geocities.com/trailblazer_11/index.html

~ The North American Trail Ride Conference -- www.natrc.org

~ Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area -- http://www.riversofsteel.org

~ Northwest ATV Association -- http://www.mudsand.com

~ Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway -- http://www.fogvg.org

~ Murfreesboro Bicycle Club -- http://www.mborobike.com/mbc.htm

~ New Hampshire State Trails Bureau -- http://www.nhtrails.org

~ EcoFlorida Magazine: Your Guide to Exploring Natural Florida -- http://www.ecofloridamag.com

~ San Francisco Bay Trail -- http/baytrail.abag.ca.gov/

~ Miami Conservancy District -- http://www.miamiconservancy.org

~ Cross Timbers Equestrian Trails Assoc -- http://www.fmwebdesign.com/CTETA/

~ Sauratown Trails Association -- http://www.sauratowntrails.org

~ Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition -- http://www.piercecountytrails.org/trails.htm

~ Oklahoma Trails -- http://www.oktrails.com/

~ Ozark Greenways -- http://www.ozarkgreenways.org

~ Trails BC Southwest Region -- http://www.trailsbc.ca/southwest_region/sw_home.asp

~ Texas Motorized Trails Coalition -- http://www.texasmotorizedtrails.com

~ Texas Championship Hare Scramble Series -- http://www.AMA20HSS.org

~ "The Pits" community bulletin board of Texas Offroad Network -- http://www.texasoffroad.net/forum_php/postlist.php?Cat=&Board=tchss_pits

~ ATV Trails in Texas -- http://www.dhc.net/~mscott/yz.atv.htm

~ Austin Motorsports Association Network -- http://www.amsaclub.org/

~ Texas Offroad Racing Organization -- http://www.race-toro.org

~ Pond Hill Ranch -- http://www.pondhillranch.com

~ Hoosier Rails-to-Trails Council -- http://www.indianatrails.org

~ Tennessee Bike Routes -- http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/bikeroutes/

~ Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and the Lanie Fleischer Chester Creek Trail -- http://www.trailsofanchorage.com

~ Michigan Mountain Biking Association -- http://www.MMBA.org

~ Arizona White Mountains Trail System -- http://www.tracks-pinetop-lakeside.org

~ Peoria Area Mountain Bike Association -- http://www.pambamtb.org

~ Great Public Spaces -- http://urbanparks.pps.org/gps/list?type_id=1

~ Trail Finder Maps, New York Parks and Conservation Association -- http://www.nypca.org

~ Overhills Rail-Trail Project -- http://freepages.hobbies.rootsweb.com/~pfwilson/overhills.html

~ Trails 2000 -- http://www.trails2000.com

~ Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park -- http://www.dandrcanal.com

~ The Colorado Trail Foundation -- http://www.coloradotrail.org

~ Friends of the Washington and Old Dominion Trail -- http://www.wodfriends.org

~ Florida Trail Association Trailhead -- http://www.florida-trail.org/

~ Tim Trott's Florida Horse Page -- http://www.FLAhorse.com

~ The Silver Comet Trail -- http://silvercomet.tripod.com

~ Montgomery County Park Trails -- http://www.mc-mncppc.org/trails/

~ Capital Crescent Trail -- http://www.cctrail.org

~ Resources section: International Mountain Bicycling Association -- http://www.IMBA.com/resources/


Also see the Winning Websites and all sites nominated for 2007 - 2005-06 - 2004 - 2003 and for 2002.

American Trails would like to thank John Ansbro for his extensive research on the dozens of nominated websites for this contest. He has helped out every year with the website contest. John, who is a city planner in Evansville, Indiana, has also provided us with news items and websites to check out for many years.

What is the American Trails Website Contest?

Are you proud of your trail-related website? Every year American Trails sponsors the only contest to seek out the best websites in the world of trails and greenways. For information on contest rules and procedures see the nominations page.

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