June 13, 2013 Rome, GA:The Floyd County Board of Health today unanimously passed a resolution at its quarterly meeting that “strongly urges the expansion of the Rome and Floyd County multi-purpose trail system…to encourage active transport and recreational opportunities and…improve the public health.” Trails for Recreational and Economic Development (TRED) representative, Mark Webb, spoke to the board about that organization’s efforts to have two extensions of the local multi-use trail system included as part of the SPLOST to be voted on this November. TRED will present its proposal to the 2013 Rome-Floyd SPLOST Citizens Advisory Committee this evening. The proposed trail extensions are separate from
The application is in. After weeks of discussion, the City of Rome has partnered with TRED to sponsor two new trails to be on the SPLOST ballot that will be voted on November 5. It was a bold step to partner with TRED but one that is not unusual. The City of Rome has been and continues to be very progressive with quality of life and recreation amenities for its citizens. Case in point, the 11-miles of the Heritage Trail System that weave throughout downtown Rome are the trail jewels for citizens and visitors. This multi-use path is poised to connect to the first neighborhood,
The Christensen’s Rails to Trails Journey Derek and Lee Christensen are originally from Los Angeles, California and have been married for 26 years. During those 26 years it is doubtful that either one of them ever thought that they would be having the time of their life hanging out in a 27’ travel trailer in a campground in Cave Spring, Georgia and spending their days riding bikes along a 95 mile trail system bridging Georgia and Alabama. But that is exactly what they are doing. It is all part of their grand retirement plan to travel the country and ride as many Rails-to-Trails as they
Willie Weir, that is. Willie is many things; cycling advocate, commentator for NPR affiliate KUOW in Seattle, a guest on the Rick Steves Travel Show, columnist for “Adventure Cycling” magazine, public speaker, and, oh yeah, someone who has ridden over 60,000 miles on a bike around the world. Through the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission I have had the pleasure of hosting Willie for two years as he travels around Northwest Georgia and Rome speaking to elementary schools about his travels on a bike. But it is not just a Raleigh touring bike outfitted with front and back panniers, water bottles, a yellow tent, first aid
We are not far away from the private/ corporate sector reaching its goal of $65,000 for the Redmond Trail Project. If you have not yet contributed, please consider a donation of $5, $10, or $50. Contributions can be sent to: Cycle Therapy at 608 Broad Street, Rome, GA 30161 or any Heritage First Bank location in Rome or donate online below. Thanks so much for your support!
Welcome to the T.R.E.D. Rome Floyd Inc website! We are very excited to finally have our own place on the web to compile information about our growing organization. A huge thanks to webmaster extraordinaire Dana Thompson. We will still update the T.R.E.D. Facebook page but it cannot be as comprehensive as a website to pull together various resources, events, donations, and calls to action to the public who want to foster T.R.E.D.’s mission. If you aren’t aware, T.R.E.D. Rome/Floyd Inc. is a direct result of the local grassroots lobbying effort within the private and corporate sectors. T.R.E.D. is comprised of enthusiastic citizens who rallied and