Outdoor Journal

Mo’ money: In a recent round of grants, The American Hiking Society awarded nearly $50,000 to 16 nonprofits across the country that work on trail-related projects. One of the winners is the Nantahala Hiking Club. The grant money will go toward creating a pilot workshop to bring hiking into the physical education curriculum of local schools.

“One of the most important aspects of American Hiking Society’s work is our ability to give back to the local organizations that are on the ground building and maintaining trails and creating innovative ways to promote hiking throughout their communities,” said AHS President Gregory Miller. Visit www.americanhiking.org for details.

Wheel be looking for you: The city of Asheville invites area residents to offer their comments—good, bad or indifferent—on the proposed draft of its first Comprehensive Bicycle Plan during a public meeting on Thursday, July 26. Planning experts Toole Design Group and Livable Streets Inc., will present the proposed plan. The meeting will be held at the city’s Public Works Building at 161 S. Charlotte St. and will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Contact the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization at mpo@asehvillenc.gove or 259-5457 for additional information.

Ahoy there, mateys!: RiverLink will sponsor a kids’ bike parade at the French Broad River Park, starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11. Kids of all ages can join and compete for prizes and “valuable coupons.” Prizes will be awarded for the following categories: best-dressed bike, bike that looks most like a pirate ship, people’s choice and youngest biker. Visit www.riverlink.org to learn more.

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