Cedar Valley Nature Trail Progress (June 2012)

At end of May, the Cedar Valley Nature Trail was paved to the Lafayette Rd. underpass. Due to the dry conditions, paving is completed, at the end of June, north of the Midway Rd. underpass (5 mile mark). Preparatory work for the remaining 2 miles (to County Home Rd.) is near completion for the start of paving. Even though several miles are paved, trail users are reminded that the CVNT is still closed as workers complete periphery work.   Please respect and obey the barricades and posted signage.  Completion of the CVNT project is not far off.

CVNT E. Otter Rd. (1244 downloads)

/ CVNT Midway Rd. (883 downloads)

National Trails Day is Saturday, June 2nd.

In the celebration of American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® on  Saturday,  June 2,  2012, the Linn County Trails Association will hold its annual breakfast along the Cedar River Trail.  This year, in cooperation with the Cedar Rapids Bicycle Advisory Committee, and Linn Area Mountain Bike Association, LCTA will offer a free breakfast for Downtown Farmer's Market Bike Corral users.  The use of the bike corral is free and is located in Greene Square Park along the Cedar River Trail.  Local area businesses and organizations will donate food and beverages for all  participants.  Food and beverages are available between 8am and 11:30 am . Click on link below to see event  sponsors.

2012 National Trails Day Poster (549 downloads)

Since the creation of NTD in 1993, the program has inspired and engaged thousands of individuals, trail clubs, businesses and government agencies worldwide. National Trails Day® inspires the public and trail enthusiasts nationwide to learn about and celebrate trails  It also provides an opportunity to thank volunteers, public agencies and outdoor-minded businesses for their support in developing and maintaining trails.  Donations will be accepted.  See you on the trail Saturday morning.

Cedar Valley Nature Trail Progress Update (May 2012)

Cedar Valley Nature Trail Paving Progress: 

Due to good weather and asphalt application in one “lift”, the paving of the Cedar Valley Nature Trail is ahead of schedule.  By the end of May, the trail will be paved from Schultz Rd. (Mile 10) to Lafayette (Mile 7). The existing metal culverts at Lafayette were removed and the installation of a new concrete culvert is underway. At Lafayette, the paving project will be 40% complete.  Even though this section is paved, trail users are reminded that the trail is still closed as workers complete periphery work.   Please respect and obey the barricades and posted signage. With the current weather conditions, the CVNT could be open before the end of summer.

CVNT Lafayette Culvert (802 downloads) CVNT PAVING MCNEIL RD NORTH (916 downloads)

The 2011 Fall Trail Connections is now available! 2011 Mayors' Ride, Blue Zones and Sac and Fox closure are some of the highlights.  Lcta-2011-10 (1831 downloads)

Trail Connections Summer 2011 Newsletter Available!

Become an expert on area trail planning with the Trail Connections Summer 2011 newsletter.

Lcta-2011-07 (1017 downloads)

Spring 2011 Trail Connections Available!

Signs of Spring are featured in the Spring 2011 Trail Connections Newsletter.

To receive the most current newsletter, become a trail supporter with a $20 donation to LCTA.

Lcta-2011-04 (1914 downloads)

Winter 2011 Trail Connections Newsletter Online!

The Winter 2011 newsletter features a "Trail User's Guide to 2011", East Bridge Post Bridge improvements, Collins Road Trail construction, Hoover Nature Trail update and cross-country ski trails in Linn County.

lcta-2011-01 (1338 downloads)

April 18, 2011 Board Meeting Minutes Available!

Jeff Pomeranz, new city manager, speaks to the LCTA about the City of Cedar Rapids' trail efforts.

Mtg-2011-04-18 (548 downloads)