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Happy Holidays from NC Rail-Trails

Happy merry holidays from Santa AL and all of us at North Carolina Rail-Trails!

Downtown Greenway/A&Y Greenway Article in Greensboro News & Record

There is a great column today in the Greensboro News & Record about future plans and opportunities for public input on the Downtown Greenway and A&Y Greenway. Links are included for the public comment portal, open until 12/31. Click here for the full text of the column.

NCRT Annual Meeting - November 7, 2015

The annual membership meeting of the North Carolina Rail-Trails will be held along with the quarterly meeting of the board of directors on Saturday, November 7 from 9:30am-12:30pm in Durham. Any dues paying member of NCRT is welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Emily at 919-399-5214 or execdirector@ncrailtrails.org for location information.

5th Annual Ales for Rail-Trails RESULTS!


Thank you to everyone who came out on Sunday for the Ales for Rail-Trails 5K! We had a fun and sunny afternoon, and appreciate all the support! Check out the attached PDFs for the complete results from the race. Congratulations to our top finishers!

Registration is OPEN for the 5th Annual Ales for Rail-Trails 5K Run!

Join us in Durham on Sunday, October 11th for the 5th Annual Ales for Rail-Trails 5K run! This FUNdraiser event is sponsored by Bull City Running Company and hosted by Fullsteam Brewery with all proceeds benefitting NC Rail-Trails. Early bird registration is open now, so grab some friends and come run with us.

Click here for all the details!

American Tobacco Trail Safety Study -- Article in the Independent Weekly

This just in! The Independent Weekly reports this week on our recently published study of safety on the American Tobacco Trail. Click here to read the coverage in the Indy: Does the American Tobacco Trail Unite or Divide Us?

Click here for background info on the study and the full report of findings: ATT Safety Study Website

National Trails Day - T-shirts hot off the presses!

NC Rail-Trails is proud to partner with other local trail organizations and supportive businesses as a Triangle Area Sponsor of National Trails Day on June 6, 2015. What better way to show your support for trails in your community than sporting one of this year's cherry-red Trails Day t-shirts?

The next 20 donors to give $20 or more to NC Rail-Trails will get one of these soft, wicking performance t's as a thank you for your support of rail-trails in NC. Note your preferred size (M, L, XL) on the second address line of the donation form!

Click here to donate now!

Thank you for your support, and happy trails day!

Join us for the 2nd Annual Toast to Trails -- Registration is open now!

Join NCRT on Saturday, May 16th, 2015 for the 2nd Annual Toast to Trails Cycle & Sip. This bicycle ride boasts a 36-mile round trip ride on the American Tobacco Trail (ATT). The half-way point features a stop at Cloer Family Vineyards for lunch, music, and wine tasting. Sights along the way include the American Tobacco Campus, 17 miles along the ATT, and the new bike-ped bridge over I-40. And if 18-miles is enough for you, there will be a shuttle available to return you and your bike to your car.

This exclusive event is 95% off-road and is limited to 200 riders. Proceeds will benefit North Carolina Rail-Trails, the statewide nonprofit land trust dedicated to preserving rail corridors and creating rail-trails for public use.

Click here to learn more and register today!

Brevard Council Backs Ecusta Trail

Great news from Brevard! The Brevard City Council has formally supported the creation of the Ecusta Trail in their community. The rail-trail creation process involves many pieces, and the involvement and support of local government is a very important part of the puzzle. Congratulations to Brevard and the Ecusta Trail for bringing this wonderful project one step closer to completion.

Read about it here: Transylvania Times article 3-5-2015

April 29: Henderson County Tourism Development Authority votes to help fund Ecusta Trail with allocation of 1/4 of 1% of the County's lodging tax. This is good news and is expected to amount to between $70,000 and $80,000 each year.