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Date: 05/14/19 13:50
Trans-continental rails to trails bike route
Author: Lackawanna484

Great American Rail-Trail.  Almost 2,000 miles of the 3,700 miles have been completed.

https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2019/05/great-american-rail-trail-bike-path-across-united-states/588949/



Date: 05/14/19 17:17
Re: Trans-continental rails to trails bike route
Author: 2-10-2

Impressive how much is complete. I've ridden the Katy Trail across most of Missouri and hoping to do it again this fall, along with a bit of Missouri's new Rock Island Trail from KC to StL; then the River Runner back to KC and the Chief to LA.

2-10-2



Date: 05/14/19 18:05
Re: Trans-continental rails to trails bike route
Author: march_hare

Weird map. No historic RR through Yellowstone and NW Wyoming on that route. If they go through the park via Cody that is NOT a level rail trail kind of trip. Some big time grades. 



Date: 05/14/19 18:58
Re: Trans-continental rails to trails bike route
Author: Lackawanna484

march_hare Wrote:
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> Weird map. No historic RR through Yellowstone and
> NW Wyoming on that route. If they go through the
> park via Cody that is NOT a level rail trail kind
> of trip. Some big time grades. 

I wondered about that, too. A lot will depend on who the local supporters are. Bike people or econ development people, etc

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Date: 05/15/19 07:26
Re: Trans-continental rails to trails bike route
Author: BAB

More taxpayer money wasted on a few peoples enjoyment but they didnt do too much on the John Wayne trail and not many use it either.



Date: 05/15/19 07:59
Re: Trans-continental rails to trails bike route
Author: howeld

march_hare Wrote:
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> Weird map. No historic RR through Yellowstone and
> NW Wyoming on that route. If they go through the
> park via Cody that is NOT a level rail trail kind
> of trip. Some big time grades. 

Since building a new non-rail path would be required it would be easier to get from Chardron, Neb Cowboy trail) to Miles city, Mt (ex Milwaukee Road) and include some of the ex BN in the Black hills that is already a path.

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Date: 05/18/19 11:23
Re: Trans-continental rails to trails bike route
Author: casco17

2-10-2 Wrote:
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> Missouri's new Rock Island Trail from KC to StL

A brief item in the 5/17/19 USA Today said they will hold a ribbon cutting for this trail on June 1.  The article mentions the Kansas City area, however it was datelined "Eugene". which is halfway across the state closer to Jefferson City.



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