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News - Constitution Trail
FALL UPDATE
SEPTEMBER 2016
Friends of The Constitution Trail is a group
of concerned citizens who contribute time
and/or money to encourage trail development by:
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Sponsoring beautification and education projects.
Advocating growth, expansion and
safety on the trail.
Raising awareness of this community
treasure.
Publishing a newsletter.
BECOME A FRIEND OF THE CONSTITUTION TRAIL
Level
__ Individual
__ Family
__ Trail Backer
__ Sponsor
__ Patron
__ Lifetime
Annual Dues
$ 15
$ 25
$ 50
$150
$500
$1,000
GET INVOLVED
__ Growth Committee
__ Beautification Committee
__ Membership Committee
__ Publicity Committee
__ Board of Directors
NAME: ___________________
ADDRESS: _________________
_________________
PHONE: ___________________
EMAIL: ___________________
Return this form to:
Friends of the Constitution Trail
P.O. Box 525
Bloomington, IL 61702-0525
SUMMER
EVENTS
We have had a busy summer! We parked over 800 bicycles at the
Sugar Creek Arts Festival and the Sweet Corn Blues Festival in Uptown Normal. It’s the best parking around for those events! We also
renewed memberships, sold t-shirts, gave out maps and raffled off a
new Trek bicycle at the Arts Fest. Our raffle winner was Candi Vercruysse who gave the bike to her husband Bob. Congratulations! It was
great to have so many new people volunteer to help park bikes. People
signed up on our Facebook page to help with parking bikes and we
hope more people will do this in the future. The more the merrier!We
had a table at the Light the Night event on September 1. We helped inflate tires, and gave out maps and information at this free bike light
event sponsored by Connect Transit, Uptown Partners, Bike Blono and
Good To Go and the Town of Normal. Thank you again to all of our
members that renewed this summer.
2016 Friends of the Trail
Sugar Creek Arts Festival
Bike Raffle winners Bob
and Candi Vercruysse.
Happy riding!
2016 Bike Rack Awardees
Our winners of the annual bike rack give-a-way are; Flingers Pizza Pub on
Vernon in Bloomington, The Activity and Recreation Center in Normal, The West
Bloomington Community Garden on Mulberry and Roosevelt in Bloomington,
and Manpower on Empire Street in Bloomington. Congratulations to all and we
hope these racks are put to good use!
Bike Summit Returns To Normal
The fifth annual 2016 Ride Illinois Bike Summit returns to Normal on September 19th. Many different bike related issues are addressed including safety and
design, access, advocacy, and much more. The summit is great for bike riders ,
health advocates, engineers and planners and people interested in seeing how
bike issues are being addressed throughout the state. Registration is still open
at http://rideillinois.org/summit-registration/. Come see what a great job
Mercy Davison and the Town of normal do hosting this event!
Bike Rodeo
Join the Town of Normal for the annual Bike Rodeo at the Worldwide Day of Play
on September 24 from 11 to 3 at the Water Department Parking lot at Constitution Blvd. and Mulberry Street. Bike Helmets will be given away while supplies
last and safety and skills will be discussed and demonstrated. See you there!
New Water Fountain On Interurban Trail Branch
The Interurban branch of the trail along West Washington Street has been lacking
a source of water for runners, walkers, and cyclists. Working with the City of
Bloomington, the Friends of the Trail funded the pictured water fountain which
has been installed near the ReStore building along the trail. The fountain can be
used for humans, dogs and to refill water bottles. The City also installed a bench
near the water fountain. It was great to team up with the Bloomington Parks and
Recreation Department on this project.
Route 66 Trail Opens
The section of the Route 66 Bicycle trail is now open between Normal and Towanda. You can access it at the southeast corner of Towanda and Shelbourne. The
Town of Normal is working on linking this section to the rest of the trail. It is a
lovely trail with much to see in and around Towanda.
FRIENDS OF THE CONSTITUTION TRAIL
P.O. Box 525
Bloomington, IL 61702-0525
CURRENT
BOARD MEMBERS
Meg Anderson, Secretary
[email protected]
Pat Dullard, President
[email protected]
Julian Westerhout
[email protected]
Dale Nunemaker
[email protected]
Julie Sibley
[email protected]
Andrew Geil, Treasurer
[email protected]
Sarah Mellor
[email protected] 87.org
Dan Steadman
[email protected]
NEWSLETTER EDITORS:
Kathy & Dan Steadman
John McIntyre
[email protected]
CHARTER MEMBER,
SINCE 1990:
Doug Oehler [email protected]
Keith Rich
[email protected]
CONNECT WITH FRIENDS OF
THE CONSTITUTION TRAIL:
Mike Kerber
[email protected]
www.constitutiontrail.org OR
facebook.com/ConstitutionTrail