Now, if only the city of Anniston would follow that trend.
Oh, we know: The City Council has other, more essential things on its plate. It’s more important to stoke the Gurnee Avenue boilers that fuel the pointless inquiry into alleged corruption in Calhoun County than it is to build the final few miles of the Chief Ladiga Trail.
Priorities, gentlemen, priorities.
Needless to say, last weekend’s opening of the Henry Farm Trail in Jacksonville is another example of how important cycling is to this part of northeast Alabama. Though less than three miles long, that trail fits nicely into the collection that already includes the Ladiga Trail (from Weaver north to Georgia), the coming of the Coldwater Mountain trails, the Sunny King Criterium in Anniston, and the Cheaha Century Challenge in Piedmont.
The continuation of the Chief Ladiga Trail into Anniston should be part of that list. Local cyclists want it. Out-of-town cyclists wonder why it’s not built. They ask: When will Anniston see the advantage of bringing cycle-pedaling tourists into town?
We’re posing the same question. Again.