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TART Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Mon, Aug  8, 2005 - By Missy Luyk

Hello Friends of TART Trails,

You are invited to join TART Trails, Grand Traverse County Road Commission and other supporters of trails to celebrate the completion of a TART Trail improvement project. A RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY will take place on August 10, 2005 2:00pm at the TART Trail extension in Acme Township. The location of the new TART trail extension is about 200 feet from the M-72 & Bates Road intersection. The trail extension follows the railroad right-of-way between Lautner Road and M-72 East.

If you plan to bike to the Ribbon Cutting, a group will meet at 1:00pm on the TART Trail near the parking lot of the TBA building off Parsons Road (near the 3 Mile Road/Parsons Road intersection). The group will ride together to the event.

If you plan to drive, please park along the shoulders of Bates Road.


When: August 10, 2005 – 2:00 pm

Where: TART Trail – 200’ west of Bates Road, south of M-72, Acme Township

This event signifies completion of all three phases of the TART Trail project (called TART 4) which include:

  • Phase A: The TART Trail extension east from Lautner Road to M-72 (along the railroad), which provides a scenic 2-mile trail extension. The project was completed in July 2005.
  • Phase B: Shoulder improvements on Bunker Hill Road. The project was completed in August 2005.
  • Phase C: The TART-Leelanau Trail connector, which now provides a 23-mile continuous trail for area bicyclists, walkers, runners and outdoor enthusiasts. The project was completed October 2004.

You will not want to miss viewing this wonderful enhancement to our area trail system and hearing about how it all came together. Come out early to meet with fellow enthusiasts and enjoy light refreshments. We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information, please contact the TART Trails Office at 231-941-4300.

Thanks so much!

Missy Luyk
Trail Program Specialist
TART Trails
232 E. Front Street - PO Box 252
Traverse City,  MI 49685
(231) 941-4300