News by Region

Pathways, trails and safe streets news from around the state by region. If you have any newsworthy stories in your area that you would like us to consider posting or including in our newsletter, please contact us and we will get back to you for additional details.


Wyoming-Regions

Northwest Region, including Jackson & Cody

Northeast Region, including Sheridan, Buffalo, Gillette, Sundance & Newcastle

Central Region, including Lander & Casper

Southwest Region, including Evanston, Kemmerer, Pinedale & Green River

Southeast Region, including Rawlins, Laramie, Douglas, Wheatland & Cheyenne

Statewide, not region-specific.



Northwest Region (including Jackson, Cody, etc.)

  • Tim Young Speaks at JH Nordic Alliance Fat Bike Meeting Signs that the fat biking season is here…JH Nordic Alliance recently held their 2nd annual “Free Ski and Fat Bike Day” at Turpin Meadow Ranch, near Jackson. At the follow-up community meeting that evening, Pathways Executive Director Tim Young brought the attendees up to speed about what is going on with fat biking around the ...
  • Greater Yellowstone Trail and Teton Pass Pathway Progress Wyoming Pathways continues to make excellent progress toward the vision of the Greater Yellowstone Trail, a world-class regional bicycling and walking trail connecting Jackson Hole Wyoming with West Yellowstone Montana. The GYT starts in Grand Teton National Park, crosses Teton Pass on the south end to Victor, then follows the historic Yellowstone rail line and ...
  • Greater Yellowstone Trail Concept Plan Wins International Trails Award The Greater Yellowstone Trail Concept Plan has been selected as the winner of the American Trails “Trail Planning & Design” (greater than $500,000) Award (read more about the award here and read the article on the PR Web website) Wilson, WY, May 9, 2017 – Today, at the American Trails International Trails Symposium, the Greater Yellowstone Trail ...


Northeast Region (including Sheridan, Buffalo, Gillette, Sundance, Newcastle, etc.)

  • Sheridan Public Lands Rally, September 30th Following on the success of the recent Laramie and Jackson rallies for public lands, Sheridan will be holding a rally on Saturday, September 30th, from 3-4:30pm at Grinnel Plaza in downtown Sheridan.  This will be an opportunity for folks to learn more about the public land issues in Wyoming, including the proposed legislation to designate an ...
  • Bike Park FUNraiser in Cody, March 11th If you are going to be in or around Cody on March 11th, be sure to check out the Park County Pedalers’ family friendly FUNraiser with Jalan Crossland and Kalyn Beasley to support the new bike park that they are building at Beck Lake. There will be an amazing silent auction, beer, and refreshments. This is ...
  • Red Grade Trail Project Public Comment Follow-Up The public comment period for the Red Grade Trail Project Environmental Impact Study (EIS) ended on August 19th.  We hope that the BLM received many comments supportive of the project and thank those of you who added your voice to the process. The Red Grade Trail project will provide much needed improved access to public land ...


Central Region (including Lander, Casper, etc.)

  • Trail Grants Secured! Pole Mountain and Lander Trails to Benefit January brought great news for trail lovers in Lander and Laramie – two new natural surface trail grants have been awarded to Wyoming Pathways for partnership projects with the forest service and local communities. With matching funds and volunteers, the two projects will invest over $100,000 in Wyoming’s public trail systems. The Laramie Pole Mountain Trail ...
  • A Great Time Had by All the Jurassic Classic We had a great time meeting folks, riding sweet trails and generally having a good time at the Jurassic Classic MTB Festival in Lander this past weekend. Thanks to the organizers for allowing Pathways to participate in the event and thanks also to the sponsors and all of the volunteers for their efforts to put ...
  • Finding a Life in Wyoming on a Bike and a Prayer When bicycle tour leader, Judy Raymond’s cross-country group stopped at a bed and breakfast in Lamont, WY in 1993, she had no idea that her stay there would set into motion events that would change her life and lead to her becoming the answer to a Wyoming rancher’s prayer.  After hitting it off with ...


Southwest Region (including Evanston, Kemmerer, Pinedale, Green River, etc.)

  • Productive NPLD Dig Day Wraps-Up Initial Phase of the Pole Mountain Trail Project We had a great time at the National Public Lands Day community dig day at Pole Mountain this past Saturday in Laramie. This event, which also saw volunteers building new trail on the State Section of land just east of Laramie, was organized by the the UW Outdoor Program (thanks Dan McCoy and staff), Wyoming ...
  • Reminder: The Second Pole Mountain Dig Day is Saturday, September 30th. Update: The event organizers have asked community members who want to participate in the event to register either at the SLCE office or online on Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-public-lands-day-trail-building-tickets-37711694694. Join us for another community dig day at Pole Mountain, this time to celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 30, 2017.  We are hoping to do some significant ...
  • Pole Mountain Trail Project – Phase One Success and Next Steps Phase one of the Pole Mountain Trail Project was substantially completed during May and June with excellent results. The four Wyoming Conservation Corps crews and many volunteers put in over 3,000 hours work on the System Trails to improve trail drainage and reroutes necessary for trail sustainability on Pole Mountain. Located between Laramie and Cheyenne, Pole ...


Southeast Region (including Rawlins, Laramie, Douglas, Wheatland, Cheyenne, etc.)

  • Trail Grants Secured! Pole Mountain and Lander Trails to Benefit January brought great news for trail lovers in Lander and Laramie – two new natural surface trail grants have been awarded to Wyoming Pathways for partnership projects with the forest service and local communities. With matching funds and volunteers, the two projects will invest over $100,000 in Wyoming’s public trail systems. The Laramie Pole Mountain Trail ...
  • Southeast Wyoming Women Building Skills and Finding Friends In Mountain Biking By Jenn Hess and Lisa Marno This women’s season started in June with the first annual Rowdy Gowdy Women’s Mountain Bike Camp.  Jenn Hess, a local shredder with a passion for networking lady mountain bikers through skill building, dreamed of and organized the camp.  The two-day event included bike maintenance, basic skills, and advanced skills ...
  • View Images from the Pole Mountain Trail Project We have added some new images of the trail work being done as part of the Pole Mountain Trail Project.  Great progress was made on improving the trails at Pole Mountain by the first hitch of the Wyoming Conservations Corps crews, working under the direction of trail consultant Scott Linnenburger.  The second hitch of WCC ...


Statewide (not region-specific)

  • Wyoming Bicycle and Pedestrian System Task Force Report Released Hot off the press is the new Wyoming Bicycle and Pedestrian System Report 2018. You can download the full report here. Prepared at the request of the Wyoming Legislature and Governor Mead, the 80-page report highlights the many benefits and opportunities of bicycling and walking for Wyoming communities, with helpful examples and resources.  The Report includes ...
  • Sheridan Public Lands Rally, September 30th Following on the success of the recent Laramie and Jackson rallies for public lands, Sheridan will be holding a rally on Saturday, September 30th, from 3-4:30pm at Grinnel Plaza in downtown Sheridan.  This will be an opportunity for folks to learn more about the public land issues in Wyoming, including the proposed legislation to designate an ...
  • Wyoming Bicycle and Pedestrian System Task Force Update In 2016 the Wyoming Legislature passed the “Bicycle and Pedestrian System Task Force Act”. It requires a formal report be prepared on the “benefits and opportunities” of bicycle and pedestrian pathways and natural surface trails, including economic, health, safety, tourism, and community livability benefits, and to make recommendations for various ways the state can coordinate ...