Trek the Trail is over for 2019 but we'll be back in 2020! Thank you to everyone who participated on the rides!
Tuesdays inSpring, Summer and Fall
Rides begin promptly at 6:10 p.m.
Fort Wayne has one of the finest trail systems in the Midwest with over 115 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. Rides begin promptly at 6:10 p.m.
For more information, call the City of Fort Wayne Greenways & Trails Office at 427-6228
or Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. at 969-0079
Now Accepting Nominations for the 2019 Trail Volunteer of the Year Award
This award recognizes an individual(s) who has demonstrated strong leadership and made exemplary and significant contributions in volunteer time to planning, construction, maintenance, promotion and/or fundraising for the City of Fort Wayne’s trails and greenways network.
Award nominations will be reviewed by a committee comprised of City Staff. Judging criteria shall include, but not be limited to: volunteer hours donated; savings to taxpayers by in-kind contributions such as maintenance or marketing; partnerships, donations or in-kind services secured; any ideas or projects that improve the trail network; etc.
Award recipient(s) will receive a framed certificate, recognizing his/her exemplary contributions to the trail network, signed by Mayor Tom Henry. The City will also plant a tree in honor of the volunteer in a mutually agreed upon location along a trail. At the base of the tree, a marker will be installed recognizing the volunteer with the name and year of the award. The award recipient(s) will be announced in the fall and will coincide with a late fall tree planting.
Nominations are due to Dawn Ritchie, City of Fort Wayne’s Greenways Manager, by October 18, 2019.
Nominations may be mailed or emailed at:
200 East Berry Street, Suite 210
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Mailed nominations must be postmarked by October 18th and emailed nominations must be received by 5 p.m. EST on October 18th. Nominations must be no more than one-page in length. This one-page limit does not include any letters of support or pictures. Nominations MUST include a reason(s) for why this person is deserving of the award. Please do NOT just submit a name. Judges need to know details of what the nominee has contributed to the City’s trail network in order to decide the Volunteer of the Year recipient. Thank you.
Have you wondered about how many people use the trails?
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.