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posted Apr 3, 2020

From Gold Mines to Woodlands Trails

by Larry Smith

In this National Recreation Trail Highlight from the Sarah Zigler Trail in Oregon, find out the history of the Jacksonville Woodlands Association and how they get hundreds of kids out on the trail every year.

categories: Community Case Studies

published Apr 10, 2019

Economic Impact Analysis of the Kansas City, MO Bicycle Master Plan

Economic Impact Analysis shows new bike master plan will save 36 lives every year, add $500 million to the regional economy, and create 12,000 jobs.

categories: Community Case Studies

posted Aug 24, 2018

Students develop Salmon, Idaho’s podcast trail

by Gina Knudson with Salmon Valley Stewardship

Local students wrote and narrated short podcasts to educate visitors of the trail about natural and local history.

categories: Community Case Studies
tags: technology, youth and kids on trails

posted Jul 23, 2018

Trails Community: Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada

by American Trails Staff

Summerlin is one of three communities from across the nation selected to serve as fitting models for excellence in trails within a private development.

categories: Community Case Studies
tags: urban trails, economic, health, land and open space, partnerships

published Jan 1, 2012

A Vision of Greenways: Detroit's Greater Riverfront East District

The vision for a new network of greenways in the Greater Riverfront East District of Detroit emerged from the desire to use greenways to connect the diverse neighborhoods of the area to each other and to the city’s magnificent natural asset, the Detroit River.

categories: Community Case Studies
tags: greenways and open space

posted Mar 13, 2018

Cedar Valley Trails Named 2012 Outstanding Tourist Attraction

This popular trail system is one of several projects recognized for excellence in the tourism industry at the recent Iowa Tourism Conference.

categories: Community Case Studies
tags: travel & tourism, bicycle, marketing, partnerships

posted Jan 19, 2018

Trails are Helping Build Healthier Communities

San Bernardino County finds trails are an essential part of healthy communities.

categories: Community Case Studies
tags: healthcare, health

published May 19, 2003

The Benefits that Trails Provide to Communities

This planning effort directs the development of goals and action plans to meet the future needs in advance of their demand.

categories: Community Case Studies
tags: health

posted Jan 19, 2018

Anchorage Trails System Adds to Quality of Life

The Anchorage Trail System includes paved and non-paved multi-use trails such as cross country ski trails, dog mushing trails, hiking trails and skijoring trails .

categories: Community Case Studies
tags: shared-use, partnerships, hiking, livable communities, snow and winter trails

posted Jan 19, 2018

25 Communities Begin Projects to Promote Active Living

The goal of Active Living by Design is to encourage changes in design, transportation and policies to cultivate and support active living.

categories: Community Case Studies
tags: healthcare

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posted Feb 25, 2020

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International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit educational association whose mission is to create, enhance and preserve great mountain biking experiences.


PO Box 7578, Boulder, Colorado 80306
303-545-9011 • [email protected]

Rocky Mountain Field Institute

An organization of stewards and guardians, passionate about caring for the public land we all love and engaging our community to protect it.


815 South 25th Street, Suite 101, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904
(719) 471-7736 • [email protected]

Bike Walk NC

BikeWalk NC is the statewide advocacy organization for bicyclists and pedestrians. We work through education, advocacy and promotion to make it safer and more accessible to walk and bike for transportation, recreation, a...


PO Box 531, Clay, North Carolina 27512

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