Riders, it’s time to get excited! A new bicycle / pedestrian trail has been announced that will take riders from Orem to the point of the mountain. The Daily Herald reports:
“The 15-foot-wide paved portion of the trail will include three paved lanes for non-motorized use — a bike lane in each direction and a pedestrian lane. Nearby will be an unpaved equestrian trail…
The trail will boast restrooms and drinking fountains at key locations, and mile markers for joggers and walkers.”
Best of all, the new 16-mile trail will connect with our beloved Provo River Parkway Trail, making it easy for Provo cyclists to go all the way to the point of the mountain on a paved, car-free trail.
The new trail is a part of the ongoing Provo Reservoir Canal Enclosure Project and cylists an expect to see trail construction begin this spring. It may sound cheesy, but my beagle and I jumped around the house in celebration and treated ourselves to icecream / a rawhide bone when we read about this project. This is going to be HUGE for our area and the surrounding cities. Oh happy day!