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Trek the Trails 2016

Tuesdays this Spring and Summer at 6:00 p.m.

Fort Wayne has one of the finest trail systems in the Midwest with nearly 90 miles of trail winding through the city. Join local trail users for weekly bike rides this spring to experience Fort Wayne on 2 wheels. 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 City's Greenways & Trails Office at (260)427-6228 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

You can also reach out to our co-organizing partners at Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. at 969-0079

Ride Date

Ride Start

Mileage

8/23/2016

Indian Trails Park Trailhead

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

8 miles

8/30/2016

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

9/6/2016

N. River Rd Trailhead

Meet at the North River Rd Trailhead, commonly known as the “boat launch” just west of Kreager Park. – near 7300 N. River Rd

8 miles

9/13/2016

Tillman Park Trailhead *King Arthur’s Food Trolley*

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

8 miles

9/20/2016

Johnny Appleseed Park Trailhead

Meet in Johnny Appleseed Park near Camp Canine by Coliseum Blvd

8 miles

9/27/2016

Lawton Park Trailhead

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

8 miles

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Saturday Hike or Bike Trail Excursions

With 90 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 last Saturday of each month at 9AM this summer to explore the trail network!  Each month, we will alternate between hiking and biking,  Please look at the list below to verify the monthly activity.  All participants ride or walk at their own risk.  The hikes will be at a brisk pace but all are welcome to participate.  The longer trail rides are intended for intermediate bicyclists.  Please be ready to ride or hike at 9AM. 

For more information, call:

City of Fort Wayne Greenways & Trails Office at 427-6228

Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. at 969-0079

 

Date

Saturday Trail Excursion Start Locations

Length

8/27/2016

Lawton Park Trailhead – Bike Ride Only

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

20mi BIKE

9/24/2016

Headwaters Park East Parking Lot – Hike Only

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

3mi HIKE

 

   


 Trail Counts

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

June 2016 Trail Counts&nbsp2015 Trail CountsSt Marys MLKbridge Bikes, Rivergreenway, Fort Wayne Trails Pufferbelly Trail Bikes T3, Trek the Trails, Salomon Farm Loop, Pufferbelly Trail, Fort Wayne Trails 

 

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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: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  

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