It is the year of the giant mountain bike, a popular recreation activity that has been expanding across Tennessee for nearly a decade.
The Appalachian Trail, the world’s longest bicycle route, was established in the early 20th century.
The Trail has become so popular that the Tennessee Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Greater Chattanooga Area Trails Association, is seeking to add the Appalachian Trail to the state’s annual list of national and state-wide trails.
The Appalachian Trail Association (ATLA) is the nonprofit organization that oversees the Trail, which runs from the Tennessee-Georgia border to the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina.
The ATLA was formed to promote the Trail as a recreational destination and promote a healthy environment for its riders.
The ATLA has been working to promote and grow the Trail and its members for nearly three decades.
ATLA and the Greater Tennessee Area Trails (GTALT) have partnered with the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce to promote an exciting, unique trail that is designed for riders who want to experience the natural beauty of the Appalachian Mountains.
The Chattanooga Area Trail Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and developing trails in the Chattanooga area.
The Alliance operates the ATLA’s website, Appalachian Trail Network (ATN), and a network of partner organizations that provide access to trails in a variety of environments.
The alliance also works with local government, county governments, and other organizations to promote trails for everyone.
For more than two decades, ATLA staff has worked to promote a wide variety of trails across Tennessee.
As of March 2017, ATLAs trail network in Tennessee includes over 100 miles of trails and trails and roads across the state.
The Tennessee Trail Coalition has been the largest network of ATLA trail organizations and is comprised of more than 2,400 trail volunteers.
The Trail Alliance has partnered with several other organizations and non-profits to promote Appalachian Trail trails in Tennessee, including the Tennessee Trails Network, the Greater East Tennessee Trail Alliance, the Tennessee Trail Foundation, the Chattanooga Trail Conservancy, the Great Smoky Mountains Conservancy and the Tennessee National Forest Trail Association.
The Greater Chattanooga area trails are among the most popular and popular trails in Chattanooga, and the ATLAS network is expanding throughout the area.
This includes expanding the Appalachian trail network from the Chattanooga River to the Tennessee River in the Smoky Mountain area, extending the Appalachian trails along the Cumberland River in Greenville, and expanding the ATLAN trails from the River Trail to Chattanooga River.
In addition to the ATLS trail network, the ATlanet also offers many opportunities to ride the AT Lanet.
ATLAN has partnered closely with several organizations and companies in the Greater Cincinnati area to help support the creation of a trail network that provides a safe, enjoyable and sustainable transportation alternative for people of all ages and abilities.
ATlanets Appalachian Trail Alliance program has received many awards, including:The ATLANet is a member of the Greater Blue Ridge Trails Alliance, which operates and promotes the Appalachian Trails in the Great Blue Ridge National Park.
The Blue Ridge trails include the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (AMPTS), the Appalachian Regional Scenic Trails (ARRS), the Kentucky Appalachian Trail (KATTS), and the Appalachian Mountain Trail (AMT).
The Greater Greenville Area Trail Coalition (GLATC) is a group of volunteer-run, non-commercial organizations that offer a variety-of-environment trails for the greater Greenville area.
GLATC has received several awards including:Most trails in this section are maintained by ATLAN.
For more information about ATLAN, visit ATLAN’s website.