• National Trails Day

    by  • June 3, 2010 • Events, Transportation Trails • 0 Comments

    Yes, we know May has Memorial Day and July has Independence Day. But the second Saturday in June is National Trails Day, a day to discover, celebrate and enjoy trails.

    This year, National Trails Day is June 5. (National Road Days are held on the other 364 days of the year.) There are a lot of National Trails Day related events happening in Delaware on Saturday, including a ceremony in Newark Saturday afternoon dedicating the James Hall Trail as a National Recreation Trail.


    James Wilson is the executive director of Bike Delaware. He is a member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (by whom he was named the 2014 Professional of the Year, Nonprofit Sector), the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Delaware Bicycle Council. He serves on the board of directors of Delaware Greenways and as the co-chair of the policy committee of the Advisory Council on Walkability and Pedestrian Awareness. He holds engineering degrees from Yale University and the University of Texas at Austin and is the only registered lobbyist for cycling and walking in Delaware. He helped create, and continues to lead Bike Delaware's participation in, the Walkable Bikeable Delaware campaign. During his tenure as Bike Delaware's executive director, Delaware advanced in the national Bicycle Friendly State rankings for five years in a row, farther and faster than any other state, ever. Delaware is now officially ranked as the #3 Bicycle Friendly State in America.

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