Lander Community Trail Charrette Set for April 5-6, 2019 In Lander, WY

Download the press release or visit the Charrette website at http://landertrails.org. Wyoming Pathways and the University of Wyoming’s Ruckleshaus Institute are happy to announce that they will be holding the Lander Community Trail Charrette in Lander, Wyoming on April 5-6, 2019.  The goal of the Charrette is to bring together the trail using community andRead more

Executive Director’s Year-End Message

Wyoming Pathways is pleased to report a highly productive 2018 as the “statewide voice of people who bicycle and walk”. From successful trail projects in Lander and Laramie to the new Wyoming Bicycle and Pedestrian Report, this has been our most productive year yet. We are grateful for your support and wish to thank youRead more

NICA High School Mountain Bike Racing In Wyoming

Success and Growth Lead to Thoughts of “A League of Their Own” by Cindy Dywan and Caroline Esch 2018 SEASON RECAP With mountain bike teams in Casper, Cheyenne, and Laramie, it is common to come across high school riders out on the trails in Southeast Wyoming.  If you were to stop one of these ridersRead more

Greater Yellowstone Trail – New Connections Underway

The 180-mile Greater Yellowstone Trail (GYT) connects Jackson Hole Wyoming with West Yellowstone Montana via sections of the old Yellowstone Rail Line, going through Victor, Driggs, Tetonia, Ashton, and Island Park. Several additions are underway along this amazing bicycle and walking route that connects two National Parks with pathways, back roads, and rail trail sectionsRead more

WY Legislature Considers Recreational Trail Fee Bill

The Wyoming State Legislature is considering new a bill that would create the nation’s first nonmotorized trail user fee. If enacted, the funds generated from the proposed $10 annual fee would go into a dedicated account to be used to support the maintenance and construction of nonmotorized trails in Wyoming. As currently proposed, the $10 fee would applyRead more

The Pilot Hill Project – Laramie’s Community-Driven Land Conservation Effort

By Melanie Arnett, Pilot Hill Project Coordinator and Wyoming Pathways Board Member The Pilot Hill Project in SE Wyoming was initiated in the fall of 2017 when a private landowner offered Albany County an opportunity to purchase 5,500 acres of land connecting the City of Laramie to the Pole Mountain area under the condition thatRead more

Summer Love for Lander Sinks Canyon and Laramie Pole Mountain Trails and What’s Next

This past summer was a busy one for Wyoming Pathways, as our focus shifted to trails.  Following on the heels of a successful Wyoming Bike Walk Trails Summit in Jackson in May, we began looking ahead to two major trail building and maintenance projects in Lander and Laramie. Known as the “Lander Sinks Canyon Brewer’s TrailRead more

The Wyoming Bike Walk Trails Summit – 2018 and Beyond

This past May, Wyoming Pathways partnered with traditional partner, Platte River Trails and new partner, Friends of Pathways to hold the third Wyoming Bike Walk Trails Summit in the town of Jackson.  Each iteration of the event, first held in 2013, has grown, becoming a “must-attend” event for Wyoming’s transportation, planning and recreation professionals, biking,Read more

Pole Mountain Trail Project Wins National Award

Exciting news…the Pole Mountain Trail Project won a national award from the Coalition for Recreational Trails. It’s great to get recognition for this project that brought together the US Forest Service, the Laramie Community, the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming Conservation Corps (and us, of course) to accomplish something really worthwhile. We are glad toRead more

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 ReportRead more