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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.

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Tuesday Trek the Trails Ride Start Locations

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5/5/2015

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.

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5/12/2015

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*Kick-Off Event*

Parking at Headwaters or Lawton Parks

Ride Starts at the Historic Wells St Bridge

5/12/2015

Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot

Meet at 1004 Cass St near the Historic Wells St Bridge.  Parking is available at Lawton Park and Headwaters Park with a short ½ mile bike ride to the Outfitters.

 

Schedule for evening:

5:50-6:10pm - Omotayo Rites of Passage Drums not Guns Drum Circle

6:00pm - Free Trek the Trails Weekly Bike Ride begins

6:00pm - Free Dance-Walk begins to Headwaters Park and back 

6:00-8:30pm - Party on the Bridge, $15 in advance, $20 at the door, music by the Wickersham Brothers. Food courtesy of Don Hall's Catering.  

Get your tickets in advance at Eventbrite.

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5/19/2015

Deer Ridge Elementary School

Meet in the parking lot for Deer Ridge Elementary School at 1515 S. Scott Rd.

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5/26/2015

Shoaff Park Trailhead

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

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

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May is National Bike Month!  Celebrate by commuting to work on two wheels.

Bike to Work Day Breakfast

May 15th, 6:30AM to 8AM

Headwaters Park West

Free coffee, bagels and treats

Visit http://kickstartfortwayne.com for more information and a listing of all Bike Month Activities.

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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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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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