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IMG2702 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

 

Rivergreenway and Summit City Bicycles & Fitness receive awards at the Annual Greenways Foundation Luncheon

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 On Tuesday, February 25th, the Greenways Foundation of Indiana awarded Summit City Bicycles & Fitness as the 2013 Outstanding Corporation in support of trails across the state.  For the past 5 years, Summit City has hosted the Sales for Trails event where they donate a percentage of sales back to trails, amounting to nearly $40,000.  They have also sponsored trail events including the Pufferbelly 5k and the Trek the Trails rides.  From the owners to the management to the sales associates and mechanics, they have an outstanding team of trail supporters that positively impact the Fort Wayne Trails on a continuous basis.

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The Greenways Foundation also awarded the City of Fort Wayne with the Outstanding Trail Project Award for the fourth and fifth phases of the Rivergreenway extension.  The project connects 10 neighborhoods, including several large apartment complexes and a retirement community; IPFW; Ivy Tech; one elementary school; one middle school; two high schools; as well as four shopping areas to the 75-mile network.  The City and Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. have invested $956,968 in addition to federal funding for the 0.4 mile segment that included two boardwalks, two pedestrian bridges, aphalt trail and a concrete sidewalk connection to neighborhoods.  In addition, Allen County widened and improved the St. Joe Center Road Bridge over the St. Joseph River and included a .24 mile section of the Rivergreenway under and along its bridge at a cost of $1,443,036,  Despite many obstacles and challenges, these fourth and fifth phases of the Rivergreenway Extension  to Shoaff Park were completed in 2013.

 

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Trek the Trails

Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.

Fort Wayne has one of the finest trail systems in the Midwest with more than 70 miles of trail winding through the city. Join local trail users for weekly bike rides this spring along the Rivergreenway, the Wabash & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, the Aboite Trails, the Pufferbelly Rail- to-Trail and the Salomon Farm Trail to expe- rience 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 in southwest and northwest Fort Wayne. Load up your family and your 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. All rides begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday rides will continue through the summer. For more information, call the Greenway office at 427-6228.

Date    Departs From                          Length

5/6      Salomon Farm Park                8 miles
Meet at Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd., by the trailhead kiosk in the parking lot.
Additional parking is available behind the historic barn.

5/13    Rockhill Park Trailhead          9 miles
Meet at the trailhead in Rockhill Park near 1400 Catalpa St., just east of the intersection of W.
Jefferson Blvd. and Freeman St.

5/20    Deer Ridge Elementary          7 miles
Meet in the parking lot for Deer Ridge Elemen- tary School at 1515 S. Scott Rd.

5/27    Moser Park Trailhead            8 miles
Meet in the trailhead parking lot near the base- ball diamonds at 601 W. Main St. in New Haven.

Trail Counts

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

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