Executive Director with Trails for Illinois
Steve Buchtel is the Executive Director of Trails for Illinois, a non-profit advocacy organization that’s turning homes into trailheads statewide. Prior to that, Steve was a community bicycle planner and the south suburban coordinator for Active Transportation Alliance for 17 years. Steve has written community and regional bicycle plans in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa, and is a founder of the Cal-Sag Trail Coalition and Executive Director of Friends of the Calumet-Sag Trail. In 2010, American Trails named Steve the Illinois State Trail Worker.