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View photos here: http://www.thomasphotographicservices.com/MiniAbe/index.html
Pick a favorite photo and tell us what number it is in the comments below.
Illinois Office of Tourism's star of screens large and small, Mini Abe, joined us in a photo shoot that Adventure Cycling will use to promote US Bicycle Routes 36 & 37, connecting Hammond, Indiana to Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Trails for Illinois is the state’s coordinator for the US Bicycle Route System, an initiative by Adventure Cycling and AASHTO to establish a nationwide network of signed bike touring routes.
We got the towns and agencies—including the Forest Preserves District of Cook County, Lake County, the City of Chicago, and the Chicago Park District—from Hammond, Indiana to the Wisconsin state line together with IDOT (fresh from finalizing the Illinois State Bike Plan) to establish US Bicycle Route 36 & 37. You can see the working map here.
(Hey, this stuff takes real work. Help us do more of it by supporting us today!)
Official designation is pending May 28. Adventure Cycling asked us to get a photo along one of the routes for their media release.
So we brought Mini Abe and Colin Thomas from Thomas Photographic Services, and we took a bunch! Which one would you like splashed over national media to promote Illinois’ newest trail-based tourism asset? Tell us in the comments.
And THANK YOU to Illinois Tourism for fitting us into Mini Abe’s schedule!

Whoa! Help us choose a photo!

View photos here: http://www.thomasphotographicservices.com/MiniAbe/index.html

Pick a favorite photo and tell us what number it is in the comments below.

Illinois Office of Tourism's star of screens large and small, Mini Abe, joined us in a photo shoot that Adventure Cycling will use to promote US Bicycle Routes 36 & 37, connecting Hammond, Indiana to Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Trails for Illinois is the state’s coordinator for the US Bicycle Route System, an initiative by Adventure Cycling and AASHTO to establish a nationwide network of signed bike touring routes.

We got the towns and agencies—including the Forest Preserves District of Cook County, Lake County, the City of Chicago, and the Chicago Park District—from Hammond, Indiana to the Wisconsin state line together with IDOT (fresh from finalizing the Illinois State Bike Plan) to establish US Bicycle Route 36 & 37. You can see the working map here.

(Hey, this stuff takes real work. Help us do more of it by supporting us today!)

Official designation is pending May 28. Adventure Cycling asked us to get a photo along one of the routes for their media release.

So we brought Mini Abe and Colin Thomas from Thomas Photographic Services, and we took a bunch! Which one would you like splashed over national media to promote Illinois’ newest trail-based tourism asset? Tell us in the comments.

And THANK YOU to Illinois Tourism for fitting us into Mini Abe’s schedule!

Meeting National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis today

NPS Director John Jarvis

We’re big fans of Director Jarvis, and we’re honored to tour Chicagoland’s Burnham Greenway and the Cal-Sag Trail with him and NPS River & Trails’ Diane Banta today. Both trails are part of America’s Great Outdoors, the Obama administration’s initiative to create more opportunity for healthy, active outdoor living.

Also, Making Trails Count! project passed a mini-milestone today—our first $1000 raised! Trails for Illinois and our Making Trails Count partners—Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, University of Illinois Office of Recreation and Park Resources, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, are raring to change the game of trail building in Illinois.

Add to the momentum—imagine what raising trails as a state priority worth to you. Then become a Making Trails Count partner!

Online fundraising for Making Trails Count for Illinois!