Trail Advocacy

This award is given in recognition of successful efforts to influence public policy relating to trail planning, trail protection, trail development, or maintenance.


Illinois: Chuck Oestreich

Chuck is an action-oriented Board Member and Secretary of the League of Illinois Bicyclists.

Chuck has been a bicycling columnist for Quad City Times for seven years, discussing many matters pertaining to local, state, and national trails. He is the editor of "Illinois Bicyclist," the newsletter of the League of Illinois Bicyclists. He has been a guest contributor to various trail related publications, including "Discover America", "The Green Scene", and "American Trails."Chuck

Chuck offers suggestions for local and state legislation to promote the safe use of trails for all users. As a well-respected member of the bicycling community, he is often asked to represent their interests while providing a balanced approach with his input.