Tuesday, November 21, 2017

THE ARCATA BAY TRAIL OPENING DAY

Arcata Marsh, minutes before 10 am Sunday, November 19, 2017






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A lot of people for a town this size



Steve Fox ready to ride

Frank shows the Latte Warriors colors




Wendy Ring and her folding bike

Carolyn Lehman on her trike, Noreen Sipma wore red


Mark Mueller, recumbent pioneer, with somebody's wife





The Crowd Grew Restless...


Moments before the tape was cut...

  
And we were off! 


Not Holland, not Denmark. A new bike bridge across an estuary of Arcata Bay.


Lorraine Miller Wolf and friend consider dog walking options


Willard Foote combing biking and birding along Arcata Bay

View from the top

Three miles from the starting point the trail exits to Route 101's bike lane, a corridor of evenly crushed red rock. A separate 4 mile dedicated bike trail is under construction from this point to Eureka. When that's completed you will be able to ride on dedicated waterfront bike trails from Humboldt State University in Arcata to the south end of Eureka.

Essential trail organizers Dennis Rael and Rees Hughes chart the trail's future at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center.


Doug Ingold and Carolyn Lehman near the south end of the trail. The railroad authority wouldn't grant the bike trail a "rails to trails" easement which would have made the project less costly. So now we have a beautiful new bike trail that runs next to an abandoned railroad. 

Cyclists, Runners, Kids, Dog walkers...People in wheelchairs,,,

Viewing platform on Arcata Bay, south end of the trail. 








Typical roadside attractions