Monthly Archives: February 2015

Thanks Rails to Trails

Last year I joined Rails to Trails because I ride regularly on the Little Miami Bike Path which is a rails to trails transformation.

Rails to Trails Bike Path

The people at Rails to Trails are creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors of people and places. It’s a wonderful project. Their vision is that 90 percent of Americans will live within three miles of a trail system by 2020.

Rail-trails are multi-purpose public paths created from former railroad corridors. They are most often flat or follow a gentle grade as they traverse urban, suburban and rural communities in America. Ideal for many uses, such as walking, bicycling, inline skating, cross-country skiing, and equestrian and wheelchair use, rail-trails are extremely popular for both transportation and recreation. – Source: Rails to Trails

Rails to trails exists in a large way from Railbanking. There are more than 350 rail corridors (43 states plus D.C.) have been railbanked, with more than 160 trails open partially or fully on railbanked corridors. Railbanking is a voluntary agreement between a railroad company and a trail agency, which enables the agency to use an out-of-service rail corridor as a trail until a railroad might need the corridor again for rail service.

Thanks to Railbanking and Rails to Trails many Americans have access to smooth, safe bike paths. My favorite is The Little Miami Scenic Trail in Ohio. It is 78 miles long paved with Asphalt and Concrete. One I’d like to try is Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail a 106.5-mile Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail (FKOHT) that stretchs the length of the Florida Keys, from Key Largo to Key West, (love Key west) the southernmost point of the continental United States.

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Extreme Downhill Road Biking Featuring Car Passing


Mr. Whitelander, biking in traffic at over 50 miles per hour is not for me. But thanks for sharing your thrilling 90% chance of surviving ride featuring your GoPro camera point of view. It was indeed quite an exciting and dangerous ride to watch. One tree branch in the road could have sent you down the hill on more than two wheels.

I prefer to ride on Rails to Trails bike paths where my chance of not getting hit by a car during my ride is nearly 100%.

About: Video Published on Jun 16, 2013

Description: Best Extreme road bike descent / downhill. Overtaking cars. Max speed 86 kph. Cam GoPro3 Black edition.
Riding my Bianchi SL Lite alloy Reparto Corse.

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