(Atlantic) The Nishna Valley Trails group is inviting the public to a Bike Expo this evening at the Cass County Community Center at 7:00 p.m. Ed Kail, of the Nishna Valley Trails committee says those attending will have a chance to experience all the values of bicycling and having recreational trails, with displays and refreshments. They will also give away two new bicycles.
"When people arrive they will be able to look at some the trail members' bicycles, signup for door prizes, and rub shoulders with some of the good people around Atlantic who care about recreational trails, health fitness and all the other things that surround recreational trails." stated Kail.
Mark Wyatt, President of the Iowa Bicycle Association will kick off the program addressing the role of bicycling in developing communites and the role bicycling plays in the economy.
Kail says the Nishna Valley Trails committee will discuss the progress of existing trails and the status of a couple of projects that are currently in the works."The most immediate project is the engineering studies to connect the Schildberg Recreational
Area to the AMU ball fields.We are working on a way to connect a bridge there and develop a route to go straight across over to the ball fields. Which will be a connector to two major assets that we have in town."
Kail says they are also are working with the railroad to connect the Schildberg Trail to the end of the T-bone trail along Dunbar Trail northeast of Atlantic. The public is also invited to provide their input on these projects. The event starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Cass County Community Center in Atlantic. There is no charge to attend.
April 30, 2012
9:00 a.m. newscast