Quad States Trails of St. Joseph Inc. Mission and Statement of Purpose To advocate and lobby for the preservation, planning and development of trails, byways and greenways by connecting waypoints in urban and rural areas for the purpose of non-motorized travel.
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Mission and Statement of Purpose
planning and development of trails,
byways and greenways by connecting
waypoints in urban and rural areas
for the purpose of non-motorized travel.
between those who operate motor and
non-motorized forms of transportation.
“Share The Road” http://www.sharetheroadmn.org/
Exercise Political Will and Create Vision
create a zone of protection for bicycling and walking rather than accepting the
attitude of indifference
Bicycle Advocacy Groups
Purpose: A non-profit 501(c)3 tax exemption
To promote bicycling as environmentally friendly, healthful and enjoyable, to educate the public as to the best practices related to bicycling and road safety for everyone.
To create curriculums for and provide bicycle safety training, to plan, develop and construct bicycle and pedestrian byways and to work with organizations and agencies to create better policy, planning, design, and infrastructure for bicycling and walking.
The mission of the Foundation is to provide a charitable and educational platform to make Missouri a better place to bicycle and walk, through the advancement of bicycle and pedestrian access, safety and education.
A Network of Paths
Trails and Byways: Three Categories
Connecting Waypoints and Communities,
A Wide Spectrum of Relationships
The American Discovery Trail is a coast-to-coast hiking and biking trail across the mid-tier of the United States. It starts on the Delmarva Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and ends on the northern California coast on the Pacific Ocean, and is signed on over 6,800 miles of trail (about 11,000 kilometers). This includes the doubled trail stretches. It is possible to complete the coast to coast hike by covering just over 5,000 miles of trail. It is the only non-motorized coast-to-coast trail.
The trail passes through 14 national parks and 16 national forests and utilizes sections of or connects to five National Scenic Trails, 10 National Historic Trails, and 23 National Recreation Trails. For part of its distance, it is coincident with the North Country Trail and the Buckeye Trail. From western Ohio to northern Colorado, the trail has two parallel stretches.
The Lewis & Clark Bicycle Trail.
For more than 25 years, the Missoula, Montana-based Adventure Cycling Association has been sending research teams into the field to track down the very best cycling byways in North America. Now, the American Cycling Association has mapped a new trail to honor the Lewis and Clark Expedition. This new Adventure Cycling route follows the famous explorers' trail as closely as possible and includes options for the different routes the corps took on their return trip.
Tours are divided into three categories. Self Contained, Supported and Education.
Other Trans State Trail Systems
Lewis & Clark Trail
In The Quad States Area
The Wabash Trace Trail
The trail runs from Council Bluffs to Blanchard, Nebraska on the Missouri border, crossing through Pottawattamie, Mills, Fremont, and Page Counties. The 63 mile Wabash Trace is surfaced with finely crushed limestone surface provides for easy biking, and the many towns and trailheads in the area have good support facilities, which enable you to choose form out-and-back rides of many different lengths. Along the trail there is an interesting contrast of towns ranging form busy county centers to quiet villages left over from the railroad era that time is slowly passing by. Open rural vistas alternate with heavily wooded sections, where the trail forms a shady tunnel through the trees. Wildlife is common along the trail corridor.
Steamboat Trace Trail
21 miles of abandoned railroad corridor paralleling the Missouri River from approximately 6 miles south of Nebraska City to just south of Brownville, Nebraska. In 1995, the title was provided to the Nemaha NRD by the National Rails to Trails Conservancy.
Mo Pac Trail
The trail corridor runs form the eastern outskirts of Lincoln in Lancaster County to a point east of Wabash in Cass County. Running easy from Lincoln into the rural countryside is Nebraska's major rail-conversion trail, the MoPac East Recreation Trail. This 25-mile, multi-use "linear" park runs along a corridor that alternates between a wooded canopy providing shade and wind protection and open vistas of farms and fields. About an 18-mile stretch of the trail surface is finished with crushed limestone as far east as Elmwood, but the unfinished roadbed is mountain bikeable to Wabash.