Friends Of The Border To Border Trail
Dedicated to completing, enhancing, and encouraging the use of the Border To Border Trail in Washtenaw County, Michigan
The Border To Border trail, of which major segments have been completed, will span across Washtenaw County, roughly following the Huron River. The pathway will connect communities, parks, and educational facilities, and be approximately 35 miles in length. In addition, other facilities, such as bike lanes, will connect into the Border To Border trail, helping create a larger non-motorized network in the County.
And while the Border To Border trail was originally thought of as a recreational pathway, in times of rising energy costs, the facility is being used more and more for non-motorized transportation. Segments already completed allow users to go from Ypsilanti to Ann Arbor completely off street, and in doing so passing immediately next to Eastern Michigan University, the University of Michigan hospital, Washtenaw Community College and St. Joseph’s hospital.
About the Friends Of The Border To Border Trail
Started in 2008, the Friends of the Border To Border Trail are a group of individuals working to see that the Border To Border Trail is completed, maintained, enhanced and most of all, used. While completely independent of government bodies and other organizations, the Friends of the Border To Border plans to work closely and positively with entities that are involved with the path.
Short-term plans for the Friends of the Border To Border include…
- Sponsoring and/or promoting bicycle rides and walks along sections of the Trail.
- Sponsoring cleanups of Trail segments.
- Lobbying governmental units to complete, or enhance, segments of the Trail.
- Expanding distribution of Border To Border trail maps.
- Maintain an active webpage and email discussion group.
Events and Updates
Updated March 2015
Friends Of The B to B Board Of Directors Meeting
Monday, April 20, 7pm, Wheels In Motion bicycle shop conference room, 3402 Washtenaw Avenue (between Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti) Anyone interested in completing, enhancing and encouraging use of the Trail invited to attend! To view meeting agendas and minutes, click here.
Adopt A B to B Trail Segment
A few segments of the Trail still need volunteers to occasionally patrol their section, picking up trash, reporting problems or other minor tasks. For more information click on the “Adopt A Trail” page link on the left.
Winter 2015 Friends Of The Border To Border Trail Newsletter
The Winter 2015 Friends Newsletter is available by clicking below...
Cross-Michigan Iron Belle Trail To Include Border To Border Trailrs Meeting
Friends Board Of Directors Formed
In January 2015, a Board of Directors for the Friends was appointed and by-laws were approved. The Friends will also be soon be filing for State of Michigan non-profit status and later, federal 501(c)3 tax exempt status. The next Friends Board meeting will be March 4, 2015, 7pm at the Ypsilanti Library, 229 West Michigan Avenue.
Major Donation To The Friends
On January 13th, RF Events, Inc. gave a $2000 donation to the Friends from proceeds of the annual December Dexter Holiday Hussle run. Thank you so very much RF Events!!!
The Friends of the Bordert To Border Trail is in need of volunteers to "adopt" a Trail segment which involves occasionaly picking up trash and trimming back shrubs. For more information click here.