June 25th, 2014 | No Comments
Calling all bikers, joggers, walkers, strollers, and community members – the North Manchester Community Trail Network is now officially open! Manchester Main Street’s (MMS) Manchester PATH Group (PATH) committee and North Manchester Parks and Recreation (NMPR) will be hosting a Community Trail Network (CTN) opening ceremony this Sunday, June 29, from 2-4pm, at the Strauss•Peabody Aquatic and Fitness Center (902 N. Market Street). Come by for family activities, refreshments, and to pick up a CTN map brochure. Be sure to bring your bicycle and helmet – PATH will be providing fitting demonstrations and bicycle safety education. And, don’t miss your chance to enter a drawing to win FREE giveaways – new bikes, helmets, bicycling gear, T-shirts and more!
The Community Trail Network is a 14-mile multi-purpose recreational route connecting North Manchester’s parks, schools, retirement communities, neighborhoods, businesses and landmarks. In 2012, PATH formed an alliance with NMPR to develop and execute a 5-phased construction plan and funding strategy to bring the 1999 CTN Master Plan to fruition. Phase I installation of the signage and sharrows portion of the plan was completed in the fall of 2013, providing the necessary skeleton upon which to build future phases. Construction costs were covered by the MMS Special Project Fund, a town improvement restricted fund created by revenue generated from the downtown engraved paver sales. Project installation was a combination of donated Street Department and volunteer labor.
To support MMS’ town improvement efforts by becoming a member, visit our website to download a 2014 Business or Individual Membership Form. Get regular updates on upcoming events, projects and accomplishments by following MMS and PATH on Facebook. For additional information and ways you can become involved, contact Renata Robinson, MMS Executive Director, at 260-901-6045 or email@example.com.