Summit and Trail Celebration October 26-28

Submitted by Maggie Ardito on Tue, 06/13/2017 - 12:19

We are pleased to announce the First Annual St Johns River-to-Sea Loop Summit and Trail Celebration taking place in beautiful downtown DeLand - recently voted America's Best Mainstreet!  The event will include participation and programs from all five counties around the Loop:  Putnam, St Johns, Flagler, Volusia and Brevard.  It will take place on October 26 through 28 and will be the kick-off event in for the 2017 FDOT Mobility Week.  The Summit theme is the synergistic relationships among trails, active mobility, safety, community spirit, multi-modal connections, and health and fitness.  It will include updates on trail construction and the latest news from around the Loop.  It will also include updates on trail-oriented development projects such as the Tri-County Agritoursim Corridor now taking shape.

The event will include stakeholder meetings, county round tables, a reception and happy hour on Thursday evening, a full day of programs and panel discussions on Friday, planned events Friday evening, and a Bike Fair on Saturday.    The purpose of the Summit is to raise awareness of and support for the Loop and the Alliance and to celebrate trails. Presentations will focus on the evolution and status of the SJR2C Loop and the Alliance, the safety and health benefits of the Loop, the potential economic impact of the Loop exemplified by the economic turn-around of cities such as Winter Garden, and the importance of cities, counties, destination marketing organizations, nonprofits and other interests working together to support and promote trails.

If you are interested in attending or participating in the planning, please click here  to complete the interest form.  This will get you involved in the planning, get you on the mailing list for the newsletter, and allow you to post comments in our planning forum.   

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