Rail-Trails: Iowa and Missouri, Iowa rail-trails, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Navigating the Best Rail-Trails in Iowa

Iowa has a rich railroad history. In 1856, the first trains to ever cross the mighty Mississippi River entered Davenport, Iowa, ushering in a new wave of east-west travel and commerce across the burgeoning nation. Today, Iowa’s residents can remember and celebrate the original railroads with...

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Best Rail-Trails for Cycling in Chicago

With an abundance of rail-trails in the midwest, cycling in and around the Windy City is a breeze. And rail-trails have the added benefit of preserving historical landmarks, serving as wildlife conservation corridors, linking isolated parks, establishing greenways in developed areas, and stimulating local economies...

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Best Rail-Trails of Minnesota

Of the more than 1,900 rail-trails across the United States, 70 are located in the state of Minnesota, known for one of the best developed and diverse trail networks in the country and second among states in total rail-trail mileage. Built on unused, former railroad corridors, these trails...

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Five Rail-Trails to Explore This Summer

All across the country, unused railroad corridors have been converted into more than 22,000 miles of open rail-trails. From downtown urban locations to pathways stretching along coastlines, outdoors enthusiasts have their pick of scenic and historical places to ride, walk, skate, or run. The new Rail-Trail Hall of...

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TrekAlong Goes to Outdoor Retailer Summer Market!

The countdown is on—in one week, TrekAlong, along with Wilderness Press and Menasha Ridge Press, will be jet-setting off to Salt Lake City to exhibit (Booth #32090!) at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market! We have been scoping out the other exhibitors, planning what new gear we...

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The Invisible Bike Helmet

If you even have a glimmer of interest in bicycling -- especially the rapidly growing urban cycling sect -- you have to know about a Kickstarter campaign that just ended this month. The Hövding Helmet -- known more popularly as "the invisible helmet" -- is worn like...

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We Are Wildness 30 Day Challenge

Will you spend 30 minutes in Nature, for 30 days straight? We are Wildness (WAW), a hub site for information about wild living, nature, alternative lifestyles, natural diet and wellness, animals and sustainability, has extended this challenge to the world: to spend the month of October devoting...

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If You Love Trails More than Treadmills

Don't miss out on this year's Nature's Gym Fun Days across the country! REI and Merrell have teamed up to celebrate getting fit in the outdoors, as opposed to a stinky gym. There are still seven events left on REI's calendar, which you can check out here. Events include fun things like group...

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May is National Bike Month

Next week, May 11-15, has been declared Bike-to-Work Week by the League of American Bicyclists. If you can't consider pedal power every day for a week, maybe you could oil up your chain and join everyone on that Friday, May 15th for Bike-to-Work Day. It's...

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