March 2015

Join us for the 2nd Annual Toast to Trails -- Registration is open now!

Join NCRT on Saturday, May 16th, 2015 for the 2nd Annual Toast to Trails Cycle & Sip. This bicycle ride boasts a 36-mile round trip ride on the American Tobacco Trail (ATT). The half-way point features a stop at Cloer Family Vineyards for lunch, music, and wine tasting. Sights along the way include the American Tobacco Campus, 17 miles along the ATT, and the new bike-ped bridge over I-40. And if 18-miles is enough for you, there will be a shuttle available to return you and your bike to your car.

This exclusive event is 95% off-road and is limited to 200 riders. Proceeds will benefit North Carolina Rail-Trails, the statewide nonprofit land trust dedicated to preserving rail corridors and creating rail-trails for public use.

Click here to learn more and register today!

Brevard Council Backs Ecusta Trail

Great news from Brevard! The Brevard City Council has formally supported the creation of the Ecusta Trail in their community. The rail-trail creation process involves many pieces, and the involvement and support of local government is a very important part of the puzzle. Congratulations to Brevard and the Ecusta Trail for bringing this wonderful project one step closer to completion.

Read about it here: Transylvania Times article 3-5-2015

April 29: Henderson County Tourism Development Authority votes to help fund Ecusta Trail with allocation of 1/4 of 1% of the County's lodging tax. This is good news and is expected to amount to between $70,000 and $80,000 each year.