What $80,000+ means for Iowa By Trail

 

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We did it! Thanks to more than 230 great people, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation raised $46,610 and met The Wellmark Foundation’s Dec. 15 deadline to secure their $40,000 challenge match grant!

What does $86,610 mean for Iowa By Trail? We’ve got big plans for the future:

  • Iowa By Trail will finally be available on all Android devices starting in January! Our development partners at Shift Interactive have been working hard over the fall to build the app and make it Android friendly. Look for it at Iowa Bicycle Coalition’s annual expo!
  • This spring, Iowa By Trail will be expanding to include 4,000+ more miles of trails! We’ll be adding water trails, mountain biking trails and state park hiking trails. We can’t wait to reach more trail goers and expand our maps for all of Iowa’s terrain.
  • Big promotion and partnerships. We’ll be working closely with local trail groups and city and county officials to make sure we’re finding the local gems in each trail community. Trail tourism is important to Iowa—and we can’t wait to show off our great state!

Thank you to all of the individuals and organizations who are making this expansion possible! Extra thanks to our Pacesetters, whose generous support was crucial to our success.