ETA Press Releases

ETA Press Releases

Press Releases that the Eastern Trail Alliance sends out about the Eastern Trail are presented and organized on this page.  The most recent Releases appear immediately below, with the first part of each release displayed. Click on any title to read the full text of that Press Release. A list of archived Press Releases appears at the bottom of the page.

EASTERN TRAIL ALLIANCE HOSTS 12th ANNUAL MAINE LIGHTHOUSE RIDE ON SEPTEMBER 12

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South Portland, Maine, August 14 — Those 1,200 riders fortunate enough to register in time for the 2015 Maine Lighthouse Ride will celebrate summer’s last hurrah on their bicycle seats, while supporting the Eastern Trail Alliance’s mission to complete construction of the ET’s off-road route.

Against a backdrop of historic lighthouses, rocky coast and sandy beaches, avid cyclists from all over North America will ride in support of the ETA on Saturday, September 12 for the 12th Annual Maine Lighthouse Ride. Participants will set out to cover 25, 40, 62 or 100 miles, beginning and ending at Southern Maine Community College.

With the event full at 1,200 riders, the Maine Lighthouse Ride is clearly one of the most popular rides in New England,” said Bob Bowker, the ride’s founder and spokesperson. “The combination of scenic Maine coastline, plenty of good food, and dozens of friendly volunteers keeps 'em coming back for more!”

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The Eastern Trail Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary of Scarborough Marsh Groundbreaking!

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May 19, 2014 (Scarborough, Maine) – The Eastern Trail Alliance this week celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the groundbreaking ceremony that kicked off construction of the now well-known off-road section that runs through the Scarborough Marsh.

On May 19, 2004, work began on the Scarborough Marsh section of the Eastern Trail under the direction of the 12-town Eastern Trail Management District (ETMD), in partnership with many organizations including the Town of Scarborough. That section — still immensely popular with commuters, walkers, cyclists and birders — soon demonstrated amazing public support for the Eastern Trail.

“Could anyone with their groundbreaking shovels in hand have imagined what would be accomplished in the following ten years?” said John Andrews, president emeritus of the ETA, and one of its founders. “Many thanks to the thousands who believed in and supported the Eastern Trail vision, and have worked so hard to continue building the first 21 miles of our off-road trail.”

Read more: The Eastern Trail Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary of Scarborough Marsh Groundbreaking!

Eastern Trail Alliance Holds Annual Meeting Featuring Carl Knoch of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

 

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April 23, 2014 (Wells, Maine) – The Eastern Trail Alliance, an organization committed to the creation of a trail stretching from Kittery to South Portland, will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 15, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Old Marsh Country Club in Wells, Maine.

This year’s meeting will feature guest speaker Carl Knoch, Northeast Trail Development Manager for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. In Maine, Carl has shared his expertise with advocates for the Eastern Trail, the Mountain Division Trail, and especially the Down East Sunrise Trail. Most recently, he provided guidance to the ETA as it developed its 2014 Economic Impact Study. Carl is personally leading the development of the Heritage Rail Trail in York County, Pennsylvania.Carl’s talk, True Confessions of a Trail Builder, will be followed by a question and answer session.

Read more: Eastern Trail Alliance Holds Annual Meeting Featuring Carl Knoch of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

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