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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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Trek the Trails Schedule 2015

 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. 

Saturday Trek the Trails 2015


 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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