ROCK SPRINGS — The new multi-use bike trail, located west of Western Wyoming Community College along Gateway Boulevard, needs a name.
So the college is inviting community members to participate in a naming contest, and the winner will win a Yeti backpack and water bottle valued at $250.
Western has donated land to local organizations to construct a multi-use mountain biking, hiking, and running trail system, located behind the College’s residence halls.
The trail system will be open to students, visitors, and community members alike, offering a space to enjoy outdoor recreation in the middle of town. In addition to biking, hiking, and running, during the winters when there is enough snow, the trail can also be used for cross-country skiing.
To participate in the naming contest, community members can submit their name suggestion via the survey found at westernwyoming.edu/biketrail. The link can also be found under “Announcements” on Western’s website at westernwyoming.edu.
The contest began May 15 and runs through September 15 until midnight. The committee will decide the winner on October 1, which will then be announced at the opening of the trail sometime in the fall.
The winner will be contacted by the bike trail committee and receive their Yeti backpack and water bottle.
Trail construction has resumed, and once the main part of the trail is cut, volunteers will be needed to help groom and finish the last parts of the trail. Those who wish to volunteer can email email@example.com.
“Sweetwater Trails Alliance (SWTA) is excited to create the Gateway Boulevard trail – the first of what we hope to be many multi-use trails in the area. We are looking forward to seeing the many names that will be suggested, and picking winner from the entries,” stated Randall Dale, SWTA member.
The project is relying on donations for completion and needs volunteers, donations, and support from the community. For more information on the Gateway trail system, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.