The Humboldt Trails Council is your connection

to people who are connecting trails!

Resources

A few links, to get you started~ much more coming soon!

  1. Humboldt Bay Commuters Association Improving and encouraging bicycle commuting in the Humboldt Bay region

  2. Bigfoot Bicycle Club/Redwood Coast Mountain Bike Association (RCMBA) Bigfoot Bicycle Club is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting cycling in Humboldt County.

  3. Map My Ride  Use the maps to search, browse, or create cycling maps of your favorite routes or destinations.

  4. Trail Mapping Contribute to trail mapping both locally and nationally, and check out what has been mapped so far!

  5. American Trails  Your national resource for trails and greenways

  6. Rail to Trails Conservancy   Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., whose mission it is to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.

  7. Iron Horse Preservation Society Rails from the Past, Trails to the Future

  8. Transportation for America Getting America Moving again

  9. California State Parks, Statewide Trails

  10. Kidical Mass    Because Kids Are Traffic Too! Come Ride With Us... Each Month!

Research

There are volumes of data and research out there that supports the fact that trails make good economic sense. The ones listed below are just a start.


Trails and economics

(Texas)

visitlufkin.com


“It’s important to have these trails because it diversifies our economics,” Friar said. “Tourism is a fast-growing industry in the state of Texas. Texas Parks and Wildlife is actually rated as the third largest industry in the state. Outdoor recreation and wildlife viewing, that’s the fastest-growing segment within the tourism industry. People are willing to travel to have these experiences outdoors. To do that they have to buy equipment, they have to find lodging, when they come to Lufkin they buy food and gas, and that just all goes back into our local economy.”


Friar said in 2006, nature tourism in the United States made as much money as amusement parks, major sporting events, casinos and skiing resorts.

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