The Great American Rail-Trail, a bold project recently launched by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, is a proposed network of nearly 4000 miles of off-road trails linking Washington, DC to the outskirts of Seattle, WA. On this episode, we chat with Kevin Mills of RTC to get the scoop on this exciting project and what to expect in the years to come.
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XFL Tour: I’ll be rolling my own route across central Florida from Tampa on the gulf coast to Cocoa Beach on the east. Tour Journals Vol. 13 coming in the next two weeks!
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Meetups & Live Shows
Big announcement! Pedalshift and Sprocket are teaming up for the first ever Podcastpalooza Ride in Portland! Tentative dates are Friday 6/14 or Saturday 6/15. We’re throwing our hats into the Pedalpalooza ring with a fun ride full of interviews, cool stops, and a live show plus meetup. More details to come! pedalshift.net/events.
The Interview: Great American Rail-Trail
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