Do you want to influence trail development and usage in Rome and Floyd County? The TRED (Trails for Recreation & Economic Development) Board is seeking an Executive Director for Rome’s exclusive trail advocacy organization. The Executive Director (ED) shall provide overall leadership for TRED and be responsible for consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. This includes leading the development of programs and projects to help improve and enhance non-motorized trails throughout Rome, Floyd County, and Northwest Georgia. This part-time 20-hr. position reports directly to the 5-person TRED Board of Directors. The Executive Director will lead TRED in implementing its mission: “To enhance the
Save the Date for the 30th Up the Creek Century Ride, Rome, Georgia Saturday, June 20, 2020 Routes: 32, 53, 71, 104 miles Celebrate the 30th year of Up the Creek! One of the best rides in all of Georgia since 1990, UTC offers four scenic routes that roll throughout beautiful Northwest Georgia-32, 53, 71, and 104 mile distances. The ride starts and finishes in downtown Rome and riders enjoy ample parking, post-ride showers, fabulous local bars and restaurants, and the chance to catch your breath after the ride in the heart of Rome’s Town Green with a complimentary lunch from Truett’s Grill/Chick-fil-a. All
There was a great turn out for the Mt Berry Trail groundbreaking on May 31st. TRED is so appreciative of all the people that worked to make this trail a reality, especially the voters who approved the 2013 SPLOST package – it really takes a village. We hope to see a crowd triple the size for the groundbreaking come for the ribbon cutting in early fall when the trail is completed. The trail will begin behind the Post Office at Coligni Way and follow the Oostanaula River north and connect with the northern part of the Heritage Trail network at the Armuchee Bypass. This is
Another successful Up the Creek in the books! Over 400 riders enjoyed the beautiful roads of Floyd and Walker Counties and many said this was their favorite organized ride based on the friendly SAG stops with great food, gorgeous scenery, and well marked routes. Thank you to everyone who volunteered and participated in the ride this year! Go ahead and save the date for the 30th UTC on Saturday, April 25, 2020.
In what is believed to be a first for Rome, city leaders are recommending that Rome withdraw from a 2012 Transportation Enhancement grant for trail work along the rivers. The Rome Public Works, Traffic committee agreed to pull out of the grant because the cost to the city to comply with all of the federal regulations tied to the grant was too high. Read the full story courtesy of Rome News-Tribune
Community grant given to bring Rome together through outdoor recreation ROME, Ga. – February 19, 2018 – Saturday morning, local nonprofit Trails for Recreation and Economic Development of Rome/Floyd County (TRED), was awarded a $5000 community grant by the Heart of the Community, a local foundation that raises money for heart-centered projects. Money from the grant given to TRED will be providing trail amenities for the General Electric (GE) Trails at Garrard Park including a grill and picnic tables. TRED hopes that these new features will encourage more people in Rome to use the trails. “It’s really exciting that we were chosen from a lot
The next time you’re at the GE Trails at Garrard Park, please sign the new log book attached to the kiosk to let us know you were there. Several people have already signed the trail book and commented on the incredible trails and wonderful volunteers. Thanks to our awesome trail builders for the kid’s skills area to test their bike handling ability before they hit the GE Trails.
Courtesy Sarasota Herald-Tribune Bill and Sue Newbegin looked for homes to buy here before moving down from Boston. In showing a Venice house, one real estate agent mentioned that it was only a half hour away from the Legacy Trail. The Newbegins moved down in March and bought bicycles. “We’ve always thought about biking,” said Bill Newbegin, a 64-year-old retired New England newspaper journalist, adding that he hadn’t ridden one in years. That’s not all that unusual. Advertisements for rental and for-sale homes promote their proximity to bicycle and pedestrian trails for sound reasons, as the Newbegins demonstrate. As Sarasota County embarks on two northern
GE Trails at Garrard Park was the beneficiary of Berry freshmen this past Saturday as 20 students participated in the Berry First Year Service Day by working on the trails. They provided sweat equity by mulching the trails, spreading gravel along low lying spots, and using hand tools to clean and maintain the mountain bike and walking trails in West Rome. Thanks to dedicated volunteers who worked alongside the students, teaching them the work it takes to keep trails in riding condition, Billy Nicholson, Harry Brock, Steve Kight, Logan Boss, Mike Rousseau, Derek Walck, and to Chris Jenkins and City of Rome Public Works Department for providing mulch.