Minneota Trail, Biking Guide to become available
The Minneota Active Living Coalition recently announced that the Minneota Walking and Biking Guide that it has been working on with a local graphic artist will be released on Aug. 1.
The colorful free brochure will be handed out at various community events, including National Night Out at St. Edward's School on Aug. 1 as well as Boxelder Bug Days. Local businesses will also have the brochures on hand for their customers to take.
“The purpose of the guide is to promote public health and wellness,” said Stephanie Vlaminck of the Active Living Coalition.
“The Active Living committee highlighted the areas that promote activity.” Those areas include paved walking and bicycle trails, on-street walking, indoor walking, nature trails, parks, ball fields and the swimming pool.
“And the committee also teamed up with Minneota’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) and Area Development of Minneota (ADOM) to highlight the assets of the community.”
“We tried to be all-inclusive with the local businesses in the brochure,” said Vlaminck, who is an EDA board member that represents that group as a committee member with the Active Living Coalition.
There were a total of 74 businesses, churches, schools and organizations included in the brochure. It also lists all the city streets, crosswalks, bicycle racks, events, and attractions in the community.
The Minneota Walking & Biking Guide was funded in part by the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) and Minneota.
The ADOM and the EDA assisted with the creation of the map.
Because of the Active Living Coalition’s involvement with non-profit organizations, it was able to produce the brochure at a savings.