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Local Students Design & Build New Bike Rack on the D&H Rail-Trail

Exploring the beauty of Susquehanna County on two wheels will be easier than ever as officials from the Rail-Trail Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania (RTC) announce plans for the installation of  a new bike rack on the D&H Rail-Trail.

The community is invited to a special ceremony on Saturday, August 6, at 10:30 a.m., at the D&H Rail Trail’s Erie Street Trailhead. Members of the RTC will unveil a new bike rack designed and constructed by local students. Its design captures the spirit of both the D&H Rail-Trail and the town of Forest City. The new bike rack may serve as a template for future racks to be installed in front of businesses on Main Street.

The project is made possible through the hard work and creativity of students from the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County (CTC) and Forest City Regional School District. Maggie Liggus and Macy Phillips, seniors at Forest City Regional High School, served as the design team. Maggie has been accepted to the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and intends to study Civil Engineering. Macy has been accepted to Wilkes University and intends to study Environmental Engineering.

CTC students who manufactured the bike rack include Alex Bean and Jake Reeder, both students from Forest City Regional High School; Matt Neuwiler, a student at North Pocono High School; and Brandon Walker, a student at Valley View High School.

The Erie Street Trailhead is just north of the Forest City Trailhead. Guests may park at the Forest City Trailhead and the group will walk north on the D&H Rail-Trail to enjoy the ceremony.  For directions, click here. For more information, visit www.nepa-rail-trails.org, email trails@nep.net or call 570.679.9300.