The Champaign County Forest Preserve District (CCFPD) acquired the Kickapoo Rail Trail, a 24.5 mile retired railroad corridor that spans from the east side of Urbana to the Vermilion County Fairgrounds and Kickapoo State Park, in 2013. A multi-use recreational trail is planned for the rail corridor. CCFPD and the Forest Preserve Friends Foundation are currently working with their project partners, the Vermilion County Conservation District and the Champaign County Design and Conservation Foundation, to raise funding for the construction of the trail. Want to learn more? Visit the Kickapoo Rail Trail website at kickapoorailtrail.org!
The River to Rail Ride, a fundraiser for the trail, is scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 2014. The $35 registration has 15, 32, and 67 mile route options and includes a pancake breakfast. You can learn more and register for the ride at the River to Rail Ride website or in the r2r brochure. Volunteers are also needed for the ride – if you are interested, please contact CCFPD Volunteer Coordinator Pat Simpson at 217-586-3360 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support of the Kickapoo Rail Trail!