Mounds Greenway

Our vision for the Mounds Greenway

Conserve the free-flowing West Fork White River and its floodplain forests, wetlands and other natural communities by creating a high quality linear park following the river.

Conserve and enhance the historic and cultural resources in the river valley.

Connect trails in Muncie and Anderson and build a regional recreational network that eventually will stretch throughout east central Indiana, and to central Indiana via a greenway extension along the White River to Indianapolis.

Create economic opportunity by enhancing the region’s quality of place and stimulating entrepreneurial investment.

There’s still time to register — 4th Annual Ride for the Mounds is Saturday, September 22nd!

The 4th annual Ride for the Mounds is coming up this Saturday, September 22nd at Canoe Country in Daleville! Join the Mounds Greenway Team for a bicycle tour of the Mounds Greenway Corridor to see all the forests, wetlands, and existing parks and trails that the Mounds Greenway seeks to conserve and connect! This year’s event features three routes for all skill sets and an after party featuring an update on the past year of Mounds Greenway work, food and drink, a prize drawing with chances to win some awesome prizes, all followed by camping and fireside camaraderie along our free-flowing White River at Canoe Country.  REGISTER HERE.

 

Learn about our Ride for the Mounds Presenting Sponsors

It takes many hands to put together a bike ride and educational event. As we approach the weekend of our Ride for the Mounds, let’s offer some background on our wonderful Presenting Sponsors.

Canoe Country

On a warm summer day in Indiana, Robbie Mixell’s Canoe Country livery/outfitter in Daleville is a sight to behold. On these days, Robbie and his staff put hundreds of canoes, kayaks and tubes on one of the most beautiful stretches of the White River. In fact, in the course of one year, Canoe Country will put between 30,000 to 40,000 people on the river. As we promote the beauty of the river and engage people with nature through the creation of a Mounds Greenway, Canoe Country has been a tremendous partner in that effort. Canoe Country will again provide the venue for the start, finish and after-party for the Ride for the Mounds.

Greenway 500 Bike Shop

The nationally recognized Cardinal Greenway stretches both north and south from its headquarters trailhead in Muncie. Going south through the countryside toward Richmond, Indiana, the trail passes miles of farmland and small towns along the way. Before a rider gets going too far, they encounter Michael O’Neils Greenway 500 Bike Shop. Located where the trail intersects with CR 500 South, Michael’s shop is in perfect position to help riders in the know. Mike’s an enthusiastic rider who loves having a wrench in his hand. Greenway 500 will be the SAG stop for our long-distance (45-mile) riders. Thanks Mike!

Kirk’s Bike Shop

Kirk’s Bike Shop history goes back to 1865. It’s a beloved landmark in the city of Muncie. The shop provides gear, service, equipment, bike-fittings and more. And they are dedicated servants and participants in the culture of giving in East Central Indiana. Located in downtown Muncie at the corner of Walnut and Jackson, Kirk’s will serve as the SAG stop for our 25-mile riders. Thanks also to Kirk’s for donating a Fritz Urban Commuter bike and gift certificates for our post-ride door prize fun.

Anderson Road Runners

Anderson Road Runners is the epitome of running enthusiasm. The club puts forth tremendous energy into maintaining an almost hyperactive schedule of fun runs, trail runs, philanthropic runs and more. Along the way, members and those who check into ARR events are given not only great runs, but also a fun group to socialize with that welcomes everyone from running newbies to hardcore marathoners. Anderson Road Runners has been a great advocate for the Mounds Greenway. You can get to know them better by joining in one of their Thursday runs or signing up for this November’s Run the Mounds.

SRAM

SRAM is passionate about cycling components. Their ZIPP Speed Weaponry division is dedicated to providing the “highest performance, superlative quality components through innovative design and manufacturing utilizing the best material and technology available.” ZIPP is a name familiar to many. But not everyone knows that they call central Indiana home. This year, SRAM has donated a really cool clock to the Ride for the Mounds, which we’ll give as a door prize after the ride. The clock features our logo on a super-lightweight carbon fiber wheel. Too cool. Thanks SRAM!

 

 

Want to know more? Check back for more on our Gold Level Sponsors and Nonprofit Partners.

 

 

Sign up for the Mounds Greenway e-newsletter!  Stay up to date on events and happenings with the Greenway.  Click here, enter your email, and scroll down and check the Mounds Greenway box. It’s that easy. 

 

Five Central Indiana mayors support the Mounds Greenway! Read their letters here.

Mayor Brainard’s letter

Mayor Cook’s letter

Mayor Ditslear’s letter

Mayor Tyler’s letter

Mayor York’s letter

 

 

 

Mounds Greenway Video

Take a look at our Mounds Greenway video!   Please share widely!  We’ll have some new video projects coming soon.

 

Be stylish with a Mounds Greenway t-shirt!

We do still have Mounds Greenway t-shirts available! Shirts are 100% organic cotton, in either women’s or men’s cut. Thank you to Distinct Images for your support!

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Read our Mounds Greenway Economic, Health, and Environmental Benefits study.

View the study summary and the complete technical analysis here.

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Mounds Greenway Notes: A periodic look at new developments in the Mounds Greenway initiative and an overview of trails and greenways as sources of sustainable conservation, recreation and creators of economic opportunity. To stay in touch with Mounds Greenway, sign up for our newsletter or follow our social media networks.  Read our June 2017 blog post.

Follow the Mounds Greenway on its own dedicated Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages!

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Learn more about the Mounds Greenway

Read HEC’s summary of greenways, trails and blueways case studies from across the country.

 

Media coverage on the Mounds Greenway

Read the latest news on the Mounds Greenway in Chesterfield.

Read our guest editorial about the White River and Mounds Greenway’s role in Anderson’s future.

Read the news from HEC’s Mounds Greenway forum in Yorktown.

Read about our most recent community forums in Muncie and Anderson (1) (2).

More Greenway coverage here in the Anderson Herald-Bulletin and Muncie Star.

 

 

Support for the Mounds Greenway

Heart of the River

Robert Cooper Audubon Society

Indiana Forest Alliance

Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter

Citizens Action Coalition

South Bend-Elkhart Audubon Society

Indiana Native Plant & Wildflower Society

Friends of White River

White River Watchers

League of Women Voters of Muncie-Delaware County

League of Women Voters of Anderson

Ball State University Council on the Environment

Indiana Division of the Izaak Walton League of America

Hoosier Mountain Bike Association, a chapter of the International Mountain Bike Association

INDYCOG

White River Heritage Trail

Indiana Rivers

F.I.S.H. (Fishable Indiana Streams for Hoosiers)

Evoke Arts & Media

Growing Places Indy

Earth Charter Indiana

Indiana Parks Alliance

Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light

Ball State University Natural Resources Club

Mid-Indiana Trails (MINT), a chapter of the International Mountain Bike Association

Raintree Cycling Club

Muncie-Delaware Clean & Beautiful 

White River Alliance

Carmel/Clay Board of Parks and Recreation

Carmel Green Initiative

Indiana Friends Committee on Legislation

Indiana Wildlife Federation

Anderson Road Runners

 

 

Business support

Anderson Bicycle Shop

Hardin’s Bike Shop

Doug Berky Theatre

Park Place Arts

Kirk’s Bike Shop

Greenway 500 Bike Shop

Timberline Valley RV Resort

ADA Consultants of Indiana

EXC Computer Consulting, LLC

Dairy Queen of Chesterfield

Canoe Country

Goldman’s Bike Shop

1 Smith Street LLC

Lehman’s of Muncie

Jack’s Camera Shop (Muncie)

Tribune Showprint

Paws Inc./Jim Davis

Oakley Brothers Distillery

Sandor Development

 

Government officials

Mayor Andy Cook, Westfield

Mayor Jim Brainard, Carmel

Mayor Dennis Tyler, Muncie

Mayor John Ditslear, Noblesville

Mayor Greg York, New Castle

 

 

Individuals 

Ray R. Irvin, former Director, INDOT Bikeways and Greenways; former Administrator, Indy Parks Greenways and Bikeways

 

To learn more about the Mounds Greenway, please use the links below:

CLICK HERE to read the Mounds Greenway – White River Conservation Area description.

CLICK HERE to view Mounds Greenway conceptual plans.

CLICK HERE to read the Case for the Mounds Greenway.

 

 

 

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