Ride With the Carson City Board of Supervisors

When: Monday, May 9th at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Telegraph Square (the corner of Telegraph & Curry Streets)

Ride with the Mayor
“Mr. Potter, have you seen the movie Alien”

Come out and join Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell and Carson City Supervisors Karen Abowd, Shelly Aldean, and Molly Walt ride around historic downtown Carson City to help promote Bike to Work Week and the Carson City Corporate Challenge.

The ride will be about 30 minutes and we will stop a few times along the way for photos.

Click here to enter the Carson City Corporate Challenge

Upcoming events:

Vulnerable User Procession

When: Wednesday, May 11th at 10:30 a.m.

Where: 911 East Second St.

It is vitally important that we let the Legislature know that this bill is supported by all vulnerable users; pedestrians, hikers, bicyclists, wheelchair/scooter users, come one, come all. Meet at the old Greater Nevada Credit Union at 911 E. Second St. at 10:30 a.m. to assemble. Procession will begin at 11 a.m., and will travel west along Fifth Street to South Carson, then proceed by foot across the legislative plaza to the front of the Legislative Building, where a press event regarding Vulnerable User Legislation will be held.

Flat Tire Repair Clinic

When: Wednesday, May 11th at 6:00 p.m.

Where: The Bike Smith 900 North Carson St.


Mexican Ditch Trail Bridges are Now Official

On June 13th, 2009, the Mexican Ditch Trail bridges became official. Mayor Bob Crowell and members of the Open Space Committee were on hand to cut the ribbon and dedicate the new bridges and plaque.

Mexican Ditch Trail
Mayor Bob Crowell and members of the Open Space Committee

The two new Mexican Ditch Trail bridges connect the Riverview Park/Mexican Ditch Trail system to the Silver Saddle Ranch trail system. And soon, you will be able to ride west from here through the Moffat Open Space and along the Linear Park trail all the way to Governor’s Field on Roop Street!

Mexican Ditch Trail
The new plaque was unveiled

The new plaque that was unveiled shows the teamwork and partnerships that must be made to accomplish great projects. These bridges would not exist without the hard work from each separate entity.

Mexican Ditch Trail
Chas and Anne Macquarie

Many people showed up to show their support for trails in Carson City, and most stayed to participate in the Fleet Feet Sports walk and run event. Equestrians, walkers, and cyclists were all represented in the crowd.

Mexican Ditch Trail
The Fleet Feet Sports run and walk about to begin

Trails are great, but the real magic happens when you start connecting them. My son and I were able to get to the bridge ceremony all on bike paths, bike lanes, and quiet side streets. Each section we rode was not significant in itself, but all were magnificent in their entirety. Carson City is coming along in its construction of bikeways and footpaths, but much more must be done to connect the places we live, work, go to school, shop, and play. Thank you all for showing up and showing your support!

Mexican Ditch Trail
Bike Path near Rattlesnake Mountain