Strider Nature Trail opens in Rapid City - KOTA Territory News

Strider Nature Trail opens in Rapid City

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Over the past few years, there have been a number of improvements to bike trails in Rapid City meant for adults. But now children 2 to 5 years old have a place of their own to ride.

The new Strider Nature Trail opened Saturday in Rapid City. It is located on Omaha street right across from Mountain View Road.

The trail is a quarter-mile long, and presents challenges to the kids riding bikes without petals. These include riding over stumps, under branches, near a waterway, and through thick vegetation.

Founder Ryan McFarland said he wanted to get kids off the sidewalk and into nature.

“The worst thing that I could see is a kid sitting on the couch watching TV on a warm, sunny summer day, or even an overcast summer day, when they could be out riding and playing having a full body experience; engaging their mind in some fun activity. And that's exactly what we hope this trail is going to do,” said McFarland.

Mcfarland credits the Rapid City Parks and Rec Department for making this trail possible. It is open and free to use anytime.
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