IN Task Force Considers Statewide Bike Trail

INDIANA STATEHOUSE NEWSROOM - Should Indiana have a 500-mile bike path around the state? A state task force is looking into the idea of connecting bike paths across the state.

On Wednesday, there was a Bike Trails Task Force meeting where that idea gained som traction.

Indiana has more than 1,500 miles of path for biking but state officials say too many remain unconnected.

However, there is potential.

The state has identified possible new paths.

Wednesday morning, a task force discussed how to make it happen.

One idea was a 500-mile bike trail.

Supporters say the trail would have potential for a marketable bike event and could take you around the state.

However, many questions remain: where the trail would go? Would there would be a loop Who would pay for it?

The task force will be meeting as a whole again in December, but it will also meet separately in smaller groups. The task force will make recommendations to lawmakers in July 2019.

(This story was originally published on September 20, 2017)


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