Monday, October 05, 2009

Local Rail-Trails Are Safe and Fun

Rail-Trails - hiking, biking, and equestrian trails created from old abandoned railroad track passages - are a great way to get out and about on your bicycle.  They tend to be relatively flat (rare in New England), well-maintained, and in the middle of some of the most beautiful wooded terrain around.  They also tend to cut right through the quickest passaged between different towns and cities, because they were once used to transport passengers and freight.

The towns near me are now working hard to complete the trails that have been paid for by Federal funds, and stimulus funds, and are now starting to face the fact that once the trails exist, they will have to start paying for the upkeep themselves.  There may be some hard choices to make soon, for those of us who enjoy life on two wheels.

Posted via email from The Bike Nomad

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