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 Holds Annual Meeting Featuring Keynote Speaker Eric Weis

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CONTACT: (207) 284-9260
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April 25, 2012 (Wells, Maine) – The Eastern Trail Alliance, an organization committed to the creation of a trail spanning from Kittery to South Portland, will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 17, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Old Marsh Country Club in Wells, Maine.

The meeting will feature Eric Weis, trail coordinator for the East Coast Greenway Alliance, a post he has held since 1998. In this capacity, Weis oversees the organization’s trail program, directly staffing the New England and South Atlantic regions. He also manages the organization’s wayfinding program (maps, cue sheets, GPS, etc.) and helps shape the route and route policy. Weis is also the founder and director of the New England Bike-Walk Summit and creator/director of the New England Builders Ball, an annual celebration of small regional hand-built bicycle companies.

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‘Spring on the Trail’ Bicycle Ride Hosted by Eastern Trail Alliance and East Coast Greenway Alliance

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April 25, 2012 (South Portland, ME) – The Eastern Trail Alliance, together with the East Coast Greenway Alliance, will host the ‘Spring on the Trail’ Bike Ride along the entire off-road portion of the Eastern Trail on Friday, May 18. The ride will showcase what’s been accomplished so far – including two recently completed bridges – and highlight the work that remains in developing this vital community resource.

Riders will meet at Bug Light Park in South Portland by 10:30 a.m. Riders and bikes then will be loaded for transport to Kennebunk to begin the 31-mile ride north on the Eastern Trail at 12 noon, finishing the trip back to Bug Light Park between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. Along the way, the group can expect a rest stop at Saco’s Thornton Academy, and views of a future section of trail in Scarborough. Riders will be treated to the spring beauty of southern Maine and the impressive engineering of the trail.

Read more: ‘Spring on the Trail’ Bicycle Ride Hosted by Eastern Trail Alliance and East Coast Greenway Alliance

Eastern Trail Announces Trail Closure Due to Wet Conditions

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CONTACT: (207) 284-9260
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March 15, 2012 (Biddeford, ME) – The Eastern Trail announced today that wet spring weather has led to excessive damage to trail surfaces and, therefore, the temporary closure of all off-road sections of the Eastern Trail. The Eastern Trail is posting notices of the trail closure at trail entrances and kiosks. Off-road areas will be closed until trail and weather conditions improve.

“The unusual winter this year has created freeze-thaw conditions that has seriously destabilized the Trail surface and made it particularly susceptible to damage from bicycles, horses, and even foot traffic” says Tad Redway, President of the Eastern Trail Management District. “If the Trail is given a rest for several weeks, then it will recover without the need for costly repairs and prolonged shutdowns during the peak of the spring season”.

Read more: Eastern Trail Announces Trail Closure Due to Wet Conditions

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