Trail Forum: Learn what it takes to host an event on your trail

There are many things to consider when hosting an event on your trail:

  • Permission to use the trail
  • Police and medical presence, assistance, and planning
  • Volunteers for organizing, working, and after the event
  • Promotion and registration
  • Sponsors and partners
  • Signage and permission to paint on the trail
  • Liability insurance
  • Food, snacks, beverages for volunteers and participants
  • And much more!

Mary McGuire Slevin from Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance plans and organizes the annual large-scale Michigander Bicycle Tour and the smaller-scale Trail Towns Tour. She will talk about what it takes to plan and run an event with trails and the many things you should know to make your event a success so that participants return year after year.

March 15, 2017
6-9 p.m.

Brann's Steakhouse & Sports Grille
401 Leonard St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Dinner and drinks are available for purchase.

Join us for discussion, ask questions, and come away wiht the information you need to host a successful trail event. For event veterans and first-time event planners alike.

Meet other trail professionals and enthusiasts. Learn, share, and make new contacts.

Other Forums being planned for 2017:

  • Maintenance
  • Fundraising
  • Volunteers


Our Mission:

To coordinate a regional trails & greenways infrastructure.

Our Vision:

To develop a non-motorized trail network that connects our communities, wildlife areas, parks, historic landmarks, and civic destinations. In this way, we build something sustainable for future generations to enjoy.



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