Free guided bike ride to roll June 14
As the Salmonberry Trail project moves along, a 14-mile guided bike ride for families and riders of all abilities will kick off at 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, after a ribbon-cutting celebrating the Manning Trailhead expansion.
The planned bike path is flat and paved, passing through rural farmland to the edge of L.L. Stub Stewart State Park and back again to the Manning Trailhead, and will have views of the Buxton trestle, a repurposed bridge that was once part of a working railroad, according to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
Event organizers ask that riders reserve a spot for the ride event online at bit.ly/June14Manning. Everyone is invited to celebrate at Hop Cycle Brewing afterward in Banks.
The Manning Trailhead will be the easternmost terminus for the 86-mile proposed Salmonberry Trail. The first western mile of the trail in Tillamook was completed in May.
Last year, the Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency voted unanimously to sign a lease agreement with the Port of Tillamook Bay to allow for the rail corridor owned by the port to be converted into a multi-use trail, taking the more than 10-year vision into the planning and development phase.
The project will take the strip of land once used as a railroad line and repurpose it into an 84-mile multi-use trail connecting eight cities and two counties from Banks to Tillamook on the coast.
To learn more about the project, visit salmonberrytrail.org.
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