Get out for National Trails Day
May29

Get out for National Trails Day

For my family, going for a walk is an everyday event. While not everyone has the time to go out and enjoy a little nature walk everyday, June 2 is your excuse to make the time and enjoy your local trails. Northeast Indiana has plentiful, beautiful trails that make your walking, jogging, biking and skating safe and scenic. Thanks to many updates around the region, trails are accessible for strollers and wheelchairs so folks of all abilities can enjoy them. You don’t have to live in Fort Wayne to experience the trails. Almost every county in our region boasts a beautiful contribution to the trail system. So grab a friend or your puppy and start moving towards the trail closest to you!   The Trails Angola Trail Counties: Steuben Length: 4.4 miles Trail end points: Commons Park and E. Wendell Jacob Avenue This trail allows for bike, inline skating, walking and is wheelchair accessible. It is located just miles from the Ohio and Michigan borders and pathways connect Fireman’s Park and Commons Park. The trail is also walking distance from Trine University.    It’s a beautiful day for a morning bike ride. ☀☀☀#rivergreenway #lovingthisindiansummer A post shared by Sarah Sexton (@i.am.sarah.sexton) on Oct 18, 2017 at 8:00am PDT Rivergreenway Counties: Allen Length: 30.1 miles Trail end points: Shoaff Park to Historic Old Fort (Fort Wayne); Historic Old Fort and Moser Park (New Haven); Historic Old Fort to Southtown Centre (Fort Wayne) This trail allows for bike, inline skating, walking and is wheelchair accessible. This impressive, 30-mile trail way runs through Fort Wayne, by the rivers, through downtown and connects residential districts. The Rivergreenway serves as an all inclusive and easily accessible trail for any resident of Allen County.     Blue River Trail Counties: Whitley Length: 2.5 miles Trail end points: S. Main St./US 30 north of E. Hanna St. and Morsches Park This trail allows for biking, inline skating, walking and is wheelchair accessible. Blue River Trail helps link parks, businesses and residential areas along the Eel River.     Fairy spot on #Fishinglinetrail. A post shared by Roberta Stone, ASID, RID (@stone.roberta) on Jun 3, 2017 at 8:30am PDT Fishing Line Trail Counties: Noble Length: 1.3 miles Trail end points: E 850 N and E 800 N (Rome City) This trail allows for biking and walking. This is a developing and constantly improving trail in Noble County whose goal is to connect the tight-knit communities in the county.     Heritage Trail Counties: Kosciusko Length: 1.8 miles Trail end points: Winona Avenue and Roy Street This trail allows for biking and walking and is part of a larger system called...

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Summit City Rock the Ramp Date Announced
Jun19

Summit City Rock the Ramp Date Announced

The Fort Wayne Indoor, in partnership with Even Keel Event Production, Living Fort Wayne, 96.3XKE, and HOT107.9, announced today that the Summit City Rock the Ramp festival will be held on Sunday, July 19th on Calhoun Street, spanning between Wallace Street and Williams Street. Tickets will be available for purchase the day of the event. The purpose of Summit City Rock the Ramp is to raise funds to support the Fort Wayne Indoor Bike & Skate Park. The Fort Wayne Indoor Bike & Skate Park (FWI) is a 501c(3) not for profit organization serving the bike and skate community of Northeast Indiana. The FWI provides the youth of Fort Wayne the opportunity to build an inclusive community through their custom built indoor facility. They also host local competitions and events throughout the year. “FWI is truly a unique organization that provides a safe, legal and positive recreational opportunity for our community,” said Rich Hoppe of The Fort Wayne Indoor. “Unfortunately, we face an unavoidable challenge each year. Warm weather. Once the weather warms, skateboarders and bicyclists can move their interests outdoors causing the revenue stream for FWI to dwindle. Our goal with this festival is to promote general awareness of the indoor skate park and provide an alternative revenue stream through sponsors and ticket sales to fund the park through the summer months.” Gates will open at 2 p.m. with the first BMX Demonstration at 3 p.m. The day will include informal skate demonstrations that allow the skating talent to put their skill and style on display, local skate competition showcasing local talent, and a silent auction selling 11 skateboard decks painted by national artists. There will be DJs & live music throughout the day featuring local musicians The Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra, Sankofa and Flamingo Nosebleed. Food and beverages will be available by the Oyster Bar and Calhoun Street Soups Salads and Spirits. The Fort Wayne Indoor’s mission is to provide a safe, legal, and positive recreational opportunity for multi-aged locals to grow their BMX/skating skills, while building self-confidence and enriching their lives by becoming a part of a unique community....

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