Why the next 13 miles matter
Message forwarded to us today by John Greenfield, writer for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy‘s magazine (and many others):
I recently read your fine article on the Cal-Sag Trail in Rails-to-Trails Spring/Summer ’15.

I grew up in Dolton in the 60’s and 70’s. I attended the old Lincoln Grade & Jr. High School and graduated from Thornridge H.S. (1980).

This trail will bring opportunity to the area. It’s hard to see now, but the investment (small compared to most infrastructure projects) will have its payday. Had this trail existed in the ’70’s, I would have been riding it to its end every chance I had.

Trails bring people together and connect those who would not normally cross paths. I hope this trail and the others it connects with does just that.

—Troy Zeleznik, Des Moines, IA, Thornridge H.S. ’80

 Celebrate the grand opening of the western half on June 6. But also join with us to bring this trail to the next 13 miles. Donate today!



  • Joanna June 5, 2015 at 3:56 pm Reply

    I am looking forward to the last 13 miles to be completed. My three sons and I will definitely use it.
    Hammond, IN

  • Lois & Merle August 25, 2015 at 3:34 pm Reply

    We rode the trail for the first time Saturday from Lake Katherine to the western end.
    Its FABULOUS and links with other trails (Tinley Creek, Centennial, etc) Now sending another contribution to help FINISH THE TRAIL. Your 4:1 matching grant program is a great way to help multiply smaller donations like ours.

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