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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Great Places To Ride: American Tobacco Trail

Here's a trail suggestion that I received today from fellow cycling advocate Phillip Barron:

The American Tobacco Trail -- 22+ miles of paved (the approx 7 miles that run through the center of Durham, NC) and semi-paved (the southern portions, crushed rock) converted rail trail in Durham, NC. Southern portions of the trail extend into Wake and Chatham counties, but the bulk of the trail is in Durham County. A National Recreation Trail, it is a non-motorized, multi-use path, free and open to the public (hours from 5am to 10pm). It's one of the more heavily traveled bike paths in the area, a truly commuter avenue connecting Durham with Research Triangle Park (a regional center of employment). It is also part of the work-in-progress East Coast Greenway.

Thanks Phillip. I've been looking to ride the American Tobacco Trail and am glad to receive your suggestion.

For more info about the ATT, see the links below. If you know of a great bike trail that should be on my list, please write me by clicking on the "email us" link on the bottom of this page.

ATT Website -- http://www.triangletrails.org/ATT.HTM

Photos of trail building and usage: http://www.triangletrails.org/PHOTOS.HTM
Phillip Barron's photos & stories of the ATT: http://www.nicomachus.net/bikes/att/

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