What We Do:
Greater Alachua Trail Keepers is a group of volunteers who clean and perform minor maintenace on hike and bike trails in the City of Gainesville and Alachua County.
We also engage in "Special" projects, like the Dignity Bike Project:
The GRACE Marketplace Foundation and the Greater Alachua Trail Keepers have started and are operating the Dignity Bike Project.
We solicit and accept donated bicycles, repair them and then give them to Meridian Behavioral Health and the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry to give to individuals in need.
As of January 2017, we have given away 88 bikes, most of which were donated to us by Mike Weber, owner of Superior Towing (THANK YOU Mike!!!)
Pictures of Recent Rides & Volunteers:
Volunteers: William, David, Betsy, Art, Debra, Ava, Sylvie, Benjamin, kyle, Madelyn, Karen, Chandler and Muhammad
Volunteers: William, David, Betsy, Jari, Carol & Art
Volunteers: William, David, Adam, Betsy & Art
Volunteers: William, Chandler & Art
Need Volunteer Credits?:
After each ride we submit a list of the volunteers to the City of Gainesville's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, who records the volunteer donations to their Sponsored Volunteer Services program.
The Next Cleanup Ride:
Sunday, March 26, we'll be cleaning the Hawthorne Trail section between Boulware Springs Park and University Avenue. We'll start at Bo Diddley Plaza at 9am and ride down to Boulware Springs and clean our way back. After the ride we'll have brunch at the Top.
Please bring a bike or skateboard and a helmet. We'll have everything else.
To encourage and promote volunteers and groups to help keep Gainesville's hike and bike trails beautiful, the City of Gainesville created the Adopt-A-Trail program. : )
The "Beaten Path":
The map below shows the trails we clean on a regular basis (click on it for a larger view.) We also to a lot of events and special projects.
We have very good liability insurance. Send us an e-mail if you need specific information about it.
To Contact Us:
Send us an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org