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Two Trail Conferences for October

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

The 2009 Oakland County Trail Summit: By Land, By Water is scheduled for October 8th at the Proud Lake State Recreation Area near Milford.

The details and agenda are on the registration page. Note that this event is limited to 150 registrants.

Later in the month (October 25th through the 28th) is the Mid-America Trails and Greenways Conference in Kalamazoo.

There is less than two weeks left to get the early registration price.

Here are some additional conference details from Nancy Krupiarz, executive director for the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance:

The 4th Mid American Trails & Greenways creates an excellent opportunity for all those involved in trails and greenways to share our experiences learn from each other and continue connecting our trails and greenways.

Sponsored by eight Mid America states of Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, and Kentucky, and supported by a host of national, state, regional and local trail agencies and organizations, the conference will feature interactive educational sessions and exciting mobile workshops bringing together the best presenters from Mid America and the nation. An update on the state of trails and greenways in Mid America will be followed by informative sessions that will look at all aspects of trail and greenway development and operations.

An exhibit area with more than forty exhibitors displaying their products and services will be a part of this event!

In my job at MTGA, I’ll be presenting on our trail and greenway efforts in Detroit.

After the conference, we’re looking at meeting in Detroit to discuss a new Adventure Cycling bike route we are developing. It will be a spur off of their existing Underground Railroad route and will extend from Ohio, through Detroit, into Windsor, and over to Toronto. We’ll also be discussing the U.S. Bicycle Route System and how it might be routed through Detroit.

Mid-America Trails and Greenways Conference

Friday, June 12th, 2009

MTGA is actively supporting biking and trail development in the City of Detroit

Mark your calendars for October 25th through the 28th. The 2009 Mid-America Trails and Greenways Conference is coming to Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Here are more details from Nancy Krupiarz of MTGA.

Just wanted to let everyone know that the Mid-America Trails and Greenways Conference program topics and plenary speakers are up on the MTGA website. Hope you are making plans to attend this wonderful networking and inspiring educational event.

The pre-conference field trips are also coming together. They include the following options:

  • Mountain bike trip to Fort Custer Recreation Area
  • Horse and Carriage Ride down the Van Buren Trail
  • Bike trip on the Kal-Haven and Kalamazoo River Valley Trail
  • Bike trip at the Battle Creek Linear Park
  • Historical walk in downtown Kalamazoo

Prices and details will all be in the conference brochure which will be out in July.

And the post-conference sessions are shaping up for Wednesday, October 27th. They include:

  • Trails 101
  • Water Trails
  • Hands-on sustainable trail building with the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)
  • Covering the Distance: Long-Distance Trails

Likewise, prices and details will be in the conference brochure.

Hope to see you there!