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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.

Trek theTrails

Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.

Fort Wayne has one of the finest trail systems in the Midwest with more than 80 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.

Trek the Trails Photo Bikes

 

Date

Location for Trek the Trails Tuesday Rides 6:00 PM

Length

7/29/2014

Deer Ridge Elementary

Meet in the school parking lot at 1515 S. Scott Rd.

8 miles

8/5/2014

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

8/12/2014

Moser Park Trailhead

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

8 miles

8/19/2014

Swinney Park Trailhead

Meet at the parking lot near the old swimming pool – near 2200 W. Jefferson Blvd

8 miles

8/26/2014

Johnny Appleseed Park Trailhead

Meet on H.W. Baals Drive near Coliseum Blvd.

8 miles

9/2/2014

Rockhill Park Trailhead

Meet near 1400 Catalpa St, which is just east of the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd and Freeman St.

8 miles

9/9/2014

Indian Trails Park Trailhead

Meet at the back of the park near the gazebo – near 10300 Aboite Center Rd

8 miles

9/16/2014

Towpath Trailhead

Meet at the Towpath Trailhead on Engle Rd near Statesmans Way. -

9 miles

9/23/2014

Shoaff Park

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

9 miles

9/30/2014

Lawton Park

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

8 miles


 

Trek the Trails - Saturday Rides

On the second Saturdays of June through September at 9:00 a.m.

With more than 80 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 second Saturday of each month at 9AM this summer for longer trail ride excursions!  We will start with a 13-mile trail ride in June and gradually build up to 19 miles in September.  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 9AM.  For more information, call the Greenways office at 427-6228.

Date

Location For Saturday Longer Bike Rides - Intermediate Riders - Rides start at 9AM

Length

8/9/2014

Foster Park Trailhead

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

17 miles

9/13/2014

Lawton Park Trailhead

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

19 miles

 


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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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  

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