The DC Trail Ranger seasonal program champions the trails and trail users of the District of Columbia. During the 2018 season, Tim, Carly, Trey, and Matthew kept District trails clear, led events and rides to introduce the trails to more people, and fixed a flat or three to keep trail users rolling.
Trail Rangers helped Red Line commuters try the Metropolitan Branch Trail during the August Metrorail shutdown around Brookland, partnered with the National Park Service for the centennial of Anacostia Park with a guided history tour, and had 250 people join Anacostia Pedal Paddle Palooza to explore the Anacostia watershed. It was a busy summer on the trails! Thank you for joining us.
By the numbers: in 2018, DC Trails Rangers:
- Rode 1,978 miles on four urban trails
- Promoted trails through 147 hours of outreach
- Spent 195 hours cleaning broken class, clearing branches, and keeping the trail tidy for users
- Spoke with 2,058 people about regional trails and WABA programming
- Distributed 864 DC bike maps
- Celebrated trails with 691 people at 19 events
Trey introduces a MBT Meander ride down the Metropolitan Branch Trail
Carly removed grass from a Marvin Gaye Trail picnic area
Matthew finishes up navigational chalk marking for the Anacostia River Trail
Friday afternoon commutes are better with costumes
Talking up trails near the Metropolitan Branch Trail
A field of glass on the Marvin Gaye Trail
Tim rides the Metropolitan Branch Trail
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