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 Trek the Trails 2015 

Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. from the beginning of May until the end of September.  These are free, community rides on various sections of the Fort Wayne Trails Network.  Each ride is typically 6-9 miles long.  This is a great way to learn about the trail network and how the trails connect.  The rides are led by a City of Fort Wayne or Fort Wayne Trails, Inc representative, as well as with additional help from volunteers to help guide everyone.  A mechanic with Summit City Bicycles & Fitness is also on hand to help with minor mechanical issues that might occur during the ride.

Fort Wayne has one of the finest trail systems in the Midwest with more than 85 miles of trail winding through the city. Join local trail users for weekly bike rides this spring to experience Fort Wayne in a whole new way. You’ll love reconnecting with nature along the linear parkways of the Rivergreenway or learning the history of the Wabash & Erie Canal along the Towpath Trail or enjoying the many miles of new trails throughout the Greater Fort Wayne area. Load up your family and bikes and join the fun!  Participants are asked to wear helmets and bring water along for the ride.  All participants ride at their own risk. Tuesday rides will continue through the summer.

For more information, call the Greenways office at 427-6228. 

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Ride Date

Ride Start

Mileage

7/28/2015

Headwaters Park East  (Map)

Meet in the parking lot by the Headwaters East Pavilion near 231 E. Superior St.

8 miles

8/4/2015

IPFW

Meet at IPFW in the parking lot on the east side of the Venderly Family pedestrian
bridge over the St. Joseph River.  IPFW is located at 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd

8 miles

8/11/2015

Moser Park Trailhead *Trail Mixer with food after courtesy of New Haven Parks*

Meet in the trailhead parking lot near the baseball diamonds in Moser Park –
near 601 W. Main St, New Haven, IN

8 miles

8/18/2015

Swinney Park Trailhead

Meet at the parking lot near the old swimming pool in Swinney Park West –
near 2200 W. Jefferson Blvd

8 miles

8/25/2015

Johnny Appleseed Trailhead

Meet in Johnny Appleseed Park near Coliseum Blvd – near 1500 Coliseum Blvd E.

8 miles

9/1/2015

Tillman Park Trailhead

Meet it the parking lot near the softball diamonds – near 7500 S. Hanna St

8 miles

9/8/2015

Indian Trails Park Trailhead *Trail Mixer with Sol Kitchen Food Truck
after the ride*

Meet at the very back of Indian Trails Park near 10300 Aboite Center Rd

8 miles

9/15/2015

Rockhill Park Trailhead

Meet at the trailhead in Rockhill Park near 1400 Catalpa St, which is just
east of the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd and Freeman St.

9 miles

9/22/2015

Shoaff Park Trailhead

Meet at the parking lot near the Conklin Pavilion on the south side of the
park – near 6401 St. Joe Rd

8 miles

9/29/2015

Lawton Park Trailhead

Meet at the gravel parking lot on the south side of 4th Street –
near 250 E. 4th St

8 miles

 

2014 Trek the Trails

  


 Saturday Trail Rides

With 85 miles of trails in the greater Fort Wayne area, there are many miles of trails to explore!  Are you interested in riding further and exploring more of our trails?  Join us on the third Saturday of each month at 10AM this summer for longer trail ride excursions!  We will start with a 14-mile trail ride in June and gradually build up to 18 miles in September.  After each ride, we’ll pedal over to a local restaurant for an early lunch.  Participants are asked to wear helmets and bring water and a snack in order to be sustained during each ride!  All participants ride at their own risk.  These longer trail rides are intended for intermediate bicyclists.  Please be ready to ride at 10AM.  For more information, call the Greenways office at 427-6228. 

Date

Saturday Long Trail Ride Start Locations

Trail Length

7/18/2015

Lawton Park Trailhead – Ride to Shoaff Park & Back

Lunch at the 816 Pint & Slice

Meet in the gravel parking lot on the south side of 4th St
near 250 E. 4th St

16

8/15/2015

Foster Park Trailhead – Ride to Towpath Trailhead on Engle Rd & Back

Lunch after the ride at the Friendly Fox

Meet at the trailhead parking lot at the end of the main park drive near
Pavilion #1 – near 3900 Old Mill Rd

17

9/19/2015

Lawton Park Trailhead – Ride to Moser Park & Back

Lunch after the ride at Pembroke Bakery

Meet at the gravel parking lot on the south side of 4th Street –
near 250 E. 4th St

18


 Trail Counts

Have you wondered about how many people use the trails?  Check out the attached usage chart  that lists usage by month.  

May 2015 Counts

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  GF License Plate

 

Support Trails with a Trails License Plate!

Consider a purchase of this Trails Plate to show your support for all types of trails in Indiana. The foundation will use the proceeds as grants to trail groups throughout the state of Indiana. This special plate is an additional $40, of which $25 goes to the Greenways Foundation. The Greenways Foundation envisions a statewide trail, greenway, and bikeway system that provides access to trails for all Indiana citizens. This world-class Hoosier greenways system connects scenic, cultural, historic, recreational, tourist, and economic sites in Indiana’s urban and rural communities, is convenient to people of all cultures, ages, and abilities, and is one of the state’s most powerful tools in achieving economic growth, a healthy citizenry and livable communities.

It’s simple to purchase the plate! Online, simply visit www.mybmv.com and navigate to the special license plates.  You also can go in person to your local license branch or order through the mail. New this year: all license plates are now mailed to you.  You can get a tax break when buying this license plate that advocates for a charitable cause. You can deduct this fee on Schedule A of your taxes.

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The Rivergreenway is open from 6 am -11 pm daily for your enjoyment. For additional information about any of the trail events listed below, please e-mail: Greenways Dept

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