Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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posted May 18, 2020
With summer coming up fast now is the time to make sure you are prepared for the trail. Here are some suggestions from the American Trails staff on gear we love.
published Dec 24, 2010
The purpose of this study was to evaluate fitness and health adaptations from a training program riding all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and off-road motorcycles (ORM) as the exercise stimulus.
published Jul 21, 2010
This study found that habitual off-road vehicle riders had physiological
characteristics that were equivalent, or slightly superior, to members of the general population on important fitness and health variables.
published Jun 30, 2010
The purpose of this study was to characterize the health-related QOL of Canadians who participate regularly in recreational off-road vehicle riding.
published Jan 1, 2010
The purpose of this study was to characterize the physiological demands of recreational off-road vehicle riding under typical riding conditions using habitual recreational off-road vehicle riders.
posted May 15, 2020
The 3-mile long Kalaupapa Trail is the only access point in and out of the remote community of Kalaupapa on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. When a land-slide took out an old aluminum bridge, cutting off this access point, park officials looked to an FRP bridge for its light weight, corrosion resistance, and design flexibility.
posted May 14, 2020
Mike Passo with American Trails
Help the trails community demonstrate its ability to put America back to work and deliver the benefits of trails to all communities.
posted May 13, 2020
Liz Thorstensen with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020, provides the Economic Development Administration (EDA) with $1.5 billion for economic development assistance programs to strengthen communities.
posted May 7, 2020
This webinar will summarize the main findings from multiple interviews on the dynamics with state and local stakeholders in government, business, and nonprofit who work in rural communities on outdoor recreation.
posted Apr 30, 2020
See how a park district committed itself to reinventing its facilities, programs, and events to serve 21st century audiences while at the same time helping to change the image and culture of what had been considered a “dying” rust belt community.
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Oregon housing development along the Willamette River Greenway in Portland, Oregon
Homes are essentially right on the trail near downtown Portland, Oregon
The trail zigzags through development with both cyclists and walkers using the route near downtown Portland, Oregon
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