Watch: Repurposed Train Rails Provide Bike Access to the Olympic Peninsula

From cyclists to public officials to tribal leaders: Washington State residents show their support for the expanded Olympic Discovery Trail.

The latest PSA for Washington’s trail system serves up a large helping of community advocacy and the transformative power of the outdoors.

Trail builders have made significant progress in creating a seamless, 138-mile walking and biking trail across the Olympic Peninsula. The latest video from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy offers a montage of local voices describing what this trail means.

Once finished, the trail will be a “key segment” of the developing 3,700-mile Great American Rail-Trail. The planned trail will cover 3,700 miles between Washington, D.C., and Washington State. With 2,000 completed miles, it’s already well on its way.

If you love bike trails and community montages, then this video was made for you.

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Andrew McLemore

An award-winning journalist and photographer, Andrew McLemore brings more than 14 years of experience to his position as Associate News Editor for Lola Digital Media. Andrew is a musician, climber and traveler who currently lives in Cuenca, Ecuador, which he uses as a home base for adventures throughout the Americas. When he's not writing, playing gigs or exploring the outdoors, he's hanging out with his dog Campana.

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