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April 19-21: CA Trails and Greenways Conference. Also: Fort Ord Rec Trail and Greenway (FORTAG)
As listed on Bicycling Monterey’s Master Calendar for Bicycling Monterey County, the annual California Trails and Greenways Conference will take place in Monterey April 19-21, 2017. The 2017 conference location is the Hyatt Regency Monterey, a HER Helmet Thursdays lodging and dining participant.
Welcome to Monterey County, conference attendees. See Tips for Bicycling Monterey County, a 20-section guide, and Bicycling Monterey’s Monterey County bicycling resources directory for starters. Questions? Feel free to phone.
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Fort Ord Rec Trail and Greenway (FORTAG)
Read some updates about progress with the Fort Ord Rec Trail and Greenway (FORTAG) from David M. Schmalz of the Monterey County Weekly:
Visit the Ford Ord Rec Trail and Greenway website for more info.
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The below was previously published January 20, 2015.
Fort Ord Trails Symposium – Regional Trails, Transit & Economic Vitality
Bike advocates and the general public are encouraged to attend this free event at California State University Monterey Bay on Thursday, 1/22/15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
National urban and trail design professionals will discuss how communities around the nation turn bike, pedestrian and equestrian infrastructure investment into regional economic engines.
Keynote speaker is Mia Birk, author of “Joyride: Pedaling Toward a Healthier Planet,” the behind-the-scenes story of how a group of determined visionaries transformed Portland into a bicycling mecca. Additional speakers include People for Bikes President Tim Blumenthal, formerly executive director of the International Mountain Bicycling Association; and Peter Katz, Laura Thompson, Dena Belzer, John Wentworth, and Bryan D. Jones.
For speaker bios, event schedule, directions (CSUMB campus map), and to RSVP (assuring adequate food and space availability), refer to the FORA website: http://fora.org/Symposium.html
A working lunch will be provided.
- Biking to the event? CSUMB and other area bike maps here.
- Bike-and-ride tips here, including for Monterey-Salinas Transit.
As stated in the Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) 1/13/15 press release, “With significant open space available at former Fort Ord and within many existing county and city areas, outdoor recreation and the enhancement of non-motorized alternatives for recreation and daily transportation are becoming more popular, desirable, and necessary.”
Event supporters include California State University of Monterey Bay (CSUMB) County of Monterey, Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC), and U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
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