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This Page contains Links to Friends and Resources for KRTC
RT & greenway groups, businesses, agencies, nonprofits, sports clubs, businesses, trails.

Usable Rail Trails and other Multi-use trails in Kentucky

Usable multi-use trails and raili trails in KY
Suggestions for on and off road bicycling

Local Railtrail and Greenway Groups

Bluegrass Rails to Trails Foundation Contact: Tim Cooper,, (859) 749-7895.

Daniel Boone Rail Trail (Morehead) Contact:

High Bridge Rail-Trail (Wilmore)

Mount Sterling - Montgomery County Trail Commission “Promoting and advocating the establishment and use of trails in Montgomery County." Information on the KRTC website at
Their meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm. 11/08

Madison County Greenways. . Contact: . Past minutes etc are at On their website is the EKU bike plan and local cycling routes and loops. 08/07

Middle Creek National Battlefield, Floyd Co., Contact Franklin D. Fitzpatrick, Post Office Box 326, Prestonsburg, Kentucky 41653-0326, 606.886.1312

Muhlenberg County Railtrail:,_Kentucky

Oldham County Greenways Project: 07/07

Pathfinders of Perry County. Contact: Cynthia M. Cole, c/o UK Center for Rural Health, 750 Morton Blvd., Hazard, KY 41701., 11/07.

Pine Mountain Trail: located on the border between Kentucky and Virginia. Open to non-motorized traffic, the trail is currently under construction with approximately 28 miles already on the ground.

Pennyrile Railtrail (Hopkinsville): Gary McIntyre, Superintendent, Parks and Recreation Division, City of Hopkinsville, P.O. Box 707, Hopkinsville, KY 42241, Office: 270.890.0620, Mobile: 270.839.7044, Fax: 270.890.0603,

Town Branch Trail
(TBT) is a proposed shared-use greenway trail (paved route for pedestrians and bicyclists) that will connect Downtown Lexington with area neighborhoods, parks, and historic sites as it follows the Town Branch of Elkhorn Creek.

Recent Articles of interest on RT also see posting on the KRTC home page under Golden Spike and Community News
Lewis County Washington. Hiking, walking, bicycling and riding horses are big-time leisure activities for folks in the Lewis County area.
"Trails are a relatively inexpensive way to encourage public health,
economic vitality and community involvement."

Cycling Clubs

Ashland Cycling Enthusiasts:
Bluegrass Cycling Club:
Bowling Green League of Bicyclists:
Central KY Wheelman:
Chain Reaction Cycling Club:
Kentucky Mountain Bike Association :
Louisville Bicycle Club:
Pennyrile Area Cyclists:

Horse Related Sports Clubs and Nonprofits

Eastern Hills Saddle Club, Olive Hill, Ky Contact:
The Kentucky Horse Council:
Muhlenberg Co. Trailriders Club
Trail Riding Equestrians in Kentucky (TREK), a coalition to preserve, expand and promote equestrian trails and campgrounds, and their economic value to Kentucky, while protecting the rights and privileges of recreational equestrians.
United Mountain Horse, Inc.,

Nonprofits and and NGO’s
(non government organizations)
* Bluegrass Group of the Sierra Club
* Bluegrass Green Groups List
* KY Chapter, of the American Soc.of Landscape Architects
* Kentucky Parks and Recreation Society
* Partnership for a Fit Kentucky
* Preservation Kentucky Preserving Kentucky's historic resources through education and advocacy.
* UK Prevention Research Center,
* Vision 2015 is a 10-year strategic plan for Northern Kentucky region developed by the citizens of Northern Kentucky. Their Urban Renaissance team envisions a master plan that would link area gems into a regional “necklace” connected by pedestrian and bike trails…. including Riverfront Commons and the Licking River Greenway project.

Tourism Related Sites
Lexington Convention & Vistors Bureau
London Jaycees
London-Laurel Co.Tourist Commission,
Mammoth Cave National Park
Mt. Sterling & Montgomery Co. Tourism,
SEKTKA Southern & Eastern Kentucky Tourism Development Assoc.
Black Ribbon Rides (paved biketrails across America). This website is dedicated to reporting on paved bike paths all over the country.

Govermental Agencies
Adventure Tourism (in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet )
Kentucky Department of Public Health, Obesity Prevention,
Purchase District Health Department
OKI Regional Council of Goverment:

Possible Funding Sources

* Governor's Office for Local Development, Recreational Trails Program
* Transportation Enhancement applications will begin in December 2007. Intent to Apply applications are due between December 1, 2007 and January 31, 2008 through Kentucky’s Dept. of Transportation. The Office of Transportation Enhancement Programs oversees the Transportation Enhancement Program, the Safe Routes to School Program and the Scenic Byways Program. For questions regarding the TE program please contact Shane Tucker at shane.tucker at
* Kodak-American Greenways Awards[/b]. 2007 NOMINATIONS ARE NOW BEING Accepted. Deadline: June 15, 2007. Eastman Kodak, The Conservation Fund, and the National Geographic Society provide small grants to stimulate the planning and design of greenways in communities throughout America.

Informational Resources on the KRTC website and web.

KRTC's Board of Directors and Officers (under News link)

KRTC Bylaws download on

Railbanking by KRTC

Schedule for KRTC Table Display and Large Display

Abandoned Railroad Corridor Inventory

Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission (KBBC) 2007 Recommendations to the Secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

National Center for Bicycling & Walking (NCBW). The NCBWE is the major program of the Bicycle Federation of America, Inc. (BFA).

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, (RTC)is a nonprofit organization working with communities to preserve and transform unused rail corridors into trails that enhance the health of America's environment, economy, neighborhoods and people.
Their resource center, The Trails and Greenways Clearinghouse, is now at

The Big Sandy Railtrail Study done by the KY Legislative Commission in 2004. . Also at .

American Trails Magazine, has resources and library online.

Rails-with-Trails Report, a 59 page pdf file on the RTC website. In response to the growing number of rails-with-trails projects across the nation RTC has added new clarifying language promoting safety when developing these unique trails.

A Citizens Guide to Rail Trail Conversion, A. Wyeth Ruthven (the South Carolina’s experience)

Bicycle Shops

Bardstown Road Bicycles, 1051 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY.
Bike & Moore, Inc., Hopkinsville,
Bike Shop, London, KY
Bike World, 809 Joe Clifton Dr. Paducah, KY ,
Capital City Cycles, 475 Versailles Rd, Frankfort KY,
Cave Run Bicycle and Outdoor Center, 995 Hwy 801S., Morehead:
Cumberland Cycles, S. Highway 27, Somerset, KY,
Danville Bike & Footwear
Mike's Hike and Bike, 311 West Main Street, Richmond, KY 40475
Pedal Power Bike Shop, 401 S. Upper St., Lexington:
Pedal the Planet, 3450 Richmond Rd Lexington:
Schellers Fitness and Cycling, Louisville (Oklona & Middletwn), Lexington (Woodland and Harrodsburtg Rd.

Horse and/or Tack Shops

Point Breese Tack Shop, 235 Flanagan Station Rd, Winchester, KY 40391
Windy Knoll Farm Riding School, 3263 N Cleveland Rd, Lexington,

Other Sports and Outdoor Shops
Dick's Sporting Goods, Lexington & Louisville
John’s Run/Walk Shop, S. Ashland Ave, Lexington
Phillip Galls, 1555 E. New Circle Rd., Lexington,

Businesses not sports related

Boyd Hammond Ins. Agency, Russellville,
CDP Engineers, Lexington
Dean, Dorton & Ford PSC, Lexington (accounting),
Good Foods Coop, Southland Drive, Lexington,
Hall-Harmon Engineers, Lexington,
Lexington Real Estate Company,
Lose Brothers, (wholesale garden supply distributor)Louisville,
McIlwain & Associates, (landscape architects), Lexington,
Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Lexington,
R.J. Corman Group,
Summit Engineering, Pikeville, Lexington & Hazard,
Near by Out of State Destination Trails

The Greenbrier River Trail, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginal. 77 mile railtrail.

Little Miami Scenic Trail: 76 miles, asphalt paved 10' wide, starts at Springfield Ohio and ends at Milford, 18 miles from Covington.

The Virginia Creeper is a shared-use trail (mountain biking, hiking, equine) connecting Abingdon, Virginia, with the Virginia-North Carolina border 1.1 miles east of Whitetop Station, Virginia. The total length of the trail is 33.4 miles.

If you know of a link that you think should be added to our list please email KRTC’s Secretary at This is a work in progress. 06/07.
Posted by Dixie Moore, Secretary KRTC
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