Interesting find via the BBC on rail trail development (hat tip to Marjorie Turner Hollman for finding this to share).
"Ryan Gardill used to love backpacking. Getting into the outdoors and covering ground was one of the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, native’s favourite things to do. But as the 29-year-old former US Marine’s joints and back began struggling to carry the weight of a backpack, he decided it was time to get on a bike.That opened up a whole new world.“I’d always dreamed of doing a thru-hike or bike,” he said. “A guy from work talked about a trail going from Pittsburgh to DC. I said: ‘That sounds awesome!’.”
Continue reading the article online:
The Great American Rail Trail web page => https://www.railstotrails.org/greatamericanrailtrail/
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