Over the last few weeks, we’ve been taking a close look at some exciting developments for trails in DC and the surrounding Washington Area. In September and early October, we invited trail neighbors and curious advocates on three trail tours (each on our advocacy priority list) to see the trails, build some context, and explore options for moving forward with rehabilitation and extensions. In case you missed the tours, read on a for a recap. While many of these projects are progressing forward, continued public support and pressure are crucial to seeing them through. Feeling like you missed all the fun? Join us on November 15 for our Future Trails Celebration to celebrate our region’s trail’s and learn about the next ones. This trail tour series, and our ongoing trail advocacy work, was made possible thanks to the generous support of REI!
As part of our outreach program, East of the River Associate Kim Davis will lead the Oxon Run Ride in Oxon Run Park this Saturday, June 8, at 10 a.m. The ride is an easy, no-drop, beginner-friendly cruise. Helmets are required. Bikes to borrow will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis;. please arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. if you need to borrow a bike. See the flyer below for more information (download it here). We’re also seeking volunteers to check people in, marshal the ride, and encourage beginners to participate! Contact Kim at email@example.com or (202) 450-8144 if you’re interested in volunteering.