For those who love to bike and want to take advantage of the weather while it is still sunny, then The Palouse has a treat for you! The Bill Chipman Palouse Trail (Chipman Trail) is an 8 mile path that runs alongside the Moscow-Pullman highway. The trail is a great location to run, bike, rollerblade, walk, etc. One of my favorite warm-weather pastimes is to spend a portion of my evenings out on the trail enjoying a workout outdoors. It is a great place to work out with a friend, go for a ride on your own or create a low-key family event.
What I love about this past year is the number of Green Bikes that I have seen out on the trail. It seems that many people are taking advantage of the Green Bike program, http://greenbike.wsu.edu/greenbike_home.aspx, and are using their check out time to exercise out on the trail. One great combination of the Green Bikes and the Chipman Trail is a Saturday morning ride to the Farmer’s Market in Moscow. This activity is a great option while the weather is still so nice out. This morning ride combines using a sustainable transportation option to exercise in order to buy locally grown food…what more could you want!
So, grab your bike, rollerblades or your running shoes and check out the Chipman Trail before the fall semester slips away from us!