Celebrate Trails Day on April 22, 2023
April 22 is the date for this year’s Celebrate Trails Day, which is an annual spring celebration of America’s trails. Started by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in 2013, the celebration encourages people across the country to get outside and enjoy the nation’s exceptional trails and trail systems. This year is an even more special event as Celebrate Trails Day is also on Earth Day.
Trails make getting outdoors and around by foot, bike and wheelchair more accessible for everyone. These essential outdoor spaces give us the space to swap car trips for bike trips, reducing emissions and helping the environment; bring powerful economic opportunity to communities big, small and in between; and deliver health and happiness for so many people.
This year the Raccoon River Valley Trail Association (RRVTA) is joining in the Celebrate Trails Day. Board members of the RRVTA will be riding the trail that day from Minburn to Perry. People riding with us will have the opportunity to meet board members and in Perry see where the RRVT connects with the High Trestle Trail.
It will be approximately a 16-mile roundtrip ride at a leisurely pace. No registration is required; just meet us in the parking of the 1914 bar and restaurant in Minburn by 12:45 PM on April 22. In the event of inclement weather we will make the decision by 11:00 AM that day on whether to ride and will post it our Facebook page.