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CVRTF encourages everyone to SAVE THE DATE for our Annual Meeting on Tuesday, July 8th. We will have a speaker to update the community on the High Speed Rail Project, followed by a reception. Location to be announced.

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Local residents living in the vicinity of the Central California Traction Company (CCTC) Rail Corridor founded the Central Valley Rails to Trails Foundation (CVRTF) in the year 2000.  CVRTF is a non-profit public charity that leads a coalition of recreation and community organizations, businesses and local residents who are committed to the goal of utilizing the the CCTC corridor for non-motorized recreation and alternative commuting.  The Foundation has a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and benefits from the services of its all-volunteer Board of Directors.

The proposed trail will provide a safe location for hiking, biking, and equestrian travel, and will provide access to numerous planned and existing trails and parks in both Sacramento and San Joaquin Counties.  Visit the Map Page to view the planned route and proposed trail design.

To learn more about rail trails across the country, visit the site of the Rails to Trails Conservancy, a national organization that helps local communities transform the dream of a trail into a community asset.

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Recent Blog Posts

March 12, 2014 |

U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Impact Rail Trails

It may not have been widely publicized in the media, but the impact of a recent Supreme Court ruling is of great concern to rail trails across the nation.

March 10, 2014 |

“Walk In Our Shoes” for Jessie Baker School

Please join with Project R.I.D.E. as they help Jessie Baker School raise funds for their active lifestyles program...

February 10, 2014 |

Wine & Chocolate Highlights Lodi Wines

Neither wind nor rain stopped thousands of wine lovers from participating in the Lodi Wine and Chocolate event on Feb. 8 & 9. A true testament to the quality wine products from this region.

December 30, 2013 |

TrailFest Proceeds Benefit Project R.I.D.E. Students

Representatives of the TrailFest Committee presented a check and 2 iPads to Project RIDE on December 12. We were treated to a demonstration of the communications software now available through the iPads for Project RIDE equestrians.

November 25, 2013 |

Trail Crossing Over Hwy. 99

Central Valley Rails to Trails is so pleased to see that the City of Elk Grove will be adding to their trail connectivity with a freeway pedestrian overcrossing.

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