This session focuses on the innovative Great Divide Mountain Bike Route and Underground Railroad Bicycle Route.
Using compelling themes and unique partnerships, Adventure Cycling Association broadened our appeal resulting in unequaled media recognition and a growing membership base. This session focuses on two the innovative Great Divide Mountain Bike Route and Underground Railroad Bicycle Route. The Great Divide is an innovative trail, in that we fashioned a Canada-to-Mexico cycling route out of what was already there: simply linking together and mapping existing public travel-ways. The Underground Railroad Bicycle Route explores one of the many fabled paths to freedom; from the Deep South to Canada. We worked in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Minority Health to highlight this cultural struggle while celebrating diversity and promoting health and recreation. The ideas are replicable for any organization, no matter the size.
The Lion's Tale is a National Recreation Trail that is specially designed to create a sensory experience for the visually impaired. Through a special mascot, Lop Ears the Mountain Lion, the trail tells a story using braille as well as other sensory methods.
In this National Recreation Trail highlight from the Sarah Zigler Interpretive 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.
The results are in! Here are our picks from the 275 photos submitted for the 2019 photo contest.
Malheur National Forest in eastern Oregon is working to create a new bike trail system with the help of Recreational Trail Program (RTP) funds.