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Rail-trails and special events: community and economic benefitsAuthor(s): Charles Nelson; Christine Vogt; Joel Lynch; Daniel Stynes
Source: In: Todd, Sharon, comp., ed. 2002. Proceedings of the 2001 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-289. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 220-224.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionThis paper discusses community and economic benefits associated with two recreational bicycle special events held on the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail (PMRT) in Midland County Michigan during the summer of 1999. One event was an annual ride to fundraise for the Rails to Trails Conservancy of Michigan. Approximately 1,800 participants rode in the event which included two days of riding on the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail.
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CitationNelson, Charles; Vogt, Christine; Lynch, Joel; Stynes, Daniel. 2002. Rail-trails and special events: community and economic benefits. In: Todd, Sharon, comp., ed. 2002. Proceedings of the 2001 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-289. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 220-224.
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