Great Things are ‘Hoppening’ along the Swamp Rabbit Trail!

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events which will be held along Greenville Health System’s Swamp Rabbit Trail:

  • The USA Cycling National Championships will once again be hosted in Greenville April 16th and 17th. Bring your family to cheer them on, or click here to participate as a volunteer.
  • May is when the live music cranks up at Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest. Click here to check out the Summer 2016 line-up.
  • An Adaptive Cycle Clinic will be held on April 30th to demonstrate alternative cycling options for individuals interested in hand-cycling or for individuals unable to ride a traditional bike. This free event requires pre-registration.
  • If you’re interested in living inside Pleasant Ridge County Park this summer, check out their summer job list.
  • Don’t miss the GHS Swamp Rabbit 5k on May 6th in Travelers Rest!
  • On April 17th from 12-4, the community of Berea is hosting an art show and other activities at Swamp Rabbit Station. Click here for details.
  • Sign your kids up for Greenville County Rec’s Mountain Bike Summer Camp!

Other news from Greenville County Rec:

Check out Greenville County Parks, Recreation and Tourism’s virtual public meeting about the plans to begin extending the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail through the communities of Poe Mill, Brutontown, New Washington Heights and North Main.  This extension is the start of our goal of extending the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail network to Greer.  Show your support of this project by donating here or texting swamprabbit to 41444.

Greenville County Rec is working and investigating innovative ways to repair and maintain the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail. Their small, four-man trail crew recently improved the edges of the trail between West Blue Ridge Drive and Sulphur Springs Road by extending drainage pipes and shoulders of the trail to more than five feet.

The third edition of the Carrot Guide, a guide to communities and great food up and down the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, will be published soon. In addition, more opportunities for local food trucks and vendors have been created as community space and pocket parks pop up along the trail.

Furman University recently added a new Swamp Rabbit Trail entrance at the lake which is wide enough to accommodate the turnaround needs of hand-cyclists and recumbent trikes.

It’s time to head outside.  Happy trails!

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