Statement as issued Wednesday by the city of Fort Wayne:
Fort Wayne, Ind. – Due to storm damage on the New Haven portion of the Maumee Pathway, the start/finish location for Saturday’s community trail ride has been changed. The 18-mile trail ride will begin at the North River Road Trailhead near 7300 North River Road (which is also known as the boat launch), just west of Kreager Park. The ride will go to Johnny Appleseed Park and then back to the North River Road Trailhead. Participants should make sure their bikes are in working order. They should also bring water and a snack for the halfway point.
Participating cyclists are asked to meet at the start of the 9 a.m. ride no later than 8:45 a.m. and are required to wear helmets.
If there is unsafe weather – such as lightning or extreme heat – the ride will be cancelled. A cancellation notice will be posted at www.FortWayneParks.org, on the Rivergreenway’s page for News and Events.
The City is hosting its third season of Trek the Trails – a popular series of free, guided community bike rides along 68 miles of trail network. Trek the Trails – which runs from May through September – features a series of 22 Tuesday evening rides, four Saturday rides and a stargazing bike ride in October.
The remaining Saturday rides will be on August 11 and Sept. 8. For a complete list of scheduled rides, go to www.cityoffortwayne.org/component/content/article/76-public-information/2208-trek-the-trails-schedule-2012.html
Also, Mayor Tom Henry and City staff would like to thank the volunteer Greenway Rangers and trail users, who generously helped to remove limbs, branches and debris from the trails, after the June 29th storm. Their efforts made it possible for all trails in the City of Fort Wayne to be open today.