Greater Cleveland Trails & Greenways Conference 2018 presented by The George Gund Foundation


See previous Conference Showcases: 2016 | 2014 | 2012

The Showcase recognizes and awards outstanding trail & bikeway projects, creative trail programming and creative community engagement/project promotion events. The Showcase is an opportunity for municipalities, non-profits, park systems and for-profit enterprises to highlight their accomplishments and share “Best Practices.” Thank you to OHM Advisors for Sponsoring the Showcase and Reception.

Conference Program (resolution for screen viewing) – Trails Showcase starts on p. 31.
Showcase Program

2018 nominations and awards

34 Total Submissions
13 Programs
4 Pop-Ups/Exhibits
17 Physical Projects
6 Counties
11 Municipalities
7 Park Systems
4 Non-Profits
3 Private, For-Profits

PROGRAMS category

Any regular activity or special event on a trail or bike lane for:

(See Comments/Annotations in the pdfs below)

G1–The Royalview Rumble
G2–EDG-Bike Share Program
G3–Cleveland Safe Routes to School / Bike Education
G4–Black Girls Do Bike: Akron Chapter
G5–Earn a Bike
G6–Random Acts of Brightness
G7–Enforcement for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety
G8–Bike to Work Day
G9–1st Annual Burning River Ramble
G10–Cuyahoga Valley National Park Cycling School
G11–Emerald Necklace End to End 100 Mile Bridle Trail Ride Challenge
G12–Bridge that Bridges
G13–Bicycle Fleet

POP-UPS category

(See Comments/Annotations in the pdfs below)

P1–Summit Lake — Pop-up Nature Center
P2–Open Streets Cleveland
P3–Rosewood Avenue Street Mural Graphic Positivity
P4–Morgana Run Trail and Public Art Plan

PROJECTS category

(See Comments/Annotations in the pdfs below)

J1–Sylvan Loop Trail
J2–The Thorn Mountain Bike Trail Renovation Project
J3–Hampton Hills Metro Park—Mountain Bike Area
J4–Lake-to-Lake Trail (Phase 2)
J5–City of Euclid Lakefront Development (Phase II - Shoreline Restoration & Rereational Trails)
J6–Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail North
J7–Headlands Dunes State Nature Preserve Boardwalk Trail
J8–Maple HighlandsTrail - South
J9–Community Connection in Alliance
J10–Detroit-Superior Bridge Protected Bikeway
J11–Lakefront West Multi-Use Path
J12–Fort Hill Steps
J13–East 22nd Street
J14–Edgewater Beach House Community Connector
J15–Valley Parkway Connector Trail (Phases I and II)
J16–Bicycle Fix-it Stations
J17–Cedar Glen Parkway Multipurpose Trail


Awards: Submissions which earned a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Award this year along with the rationale statement describing why it was selected.

Recognition Panel

Ginger Christ, The Plain Dealer
Rich Cochran, Western Reserve Land Conservancy
Christine Dersi Davis, American Planning Association
Matt Hills, OHM Advisors
Brian Housh, Rails to Trails Conservancy
Marc Leftkowitz, GreenCityBlueLake
Sylvan Long, City of Oberlin Open Space and Visual Environment Commission
Elaine Price, Cuyahoga County Planning Commission
Angie Schmitt, Street Blogs
Shanelle Smith, Trust for Public Lands, Ohio Showcase Committee
Arthur Schmidt, OHM Advisors

Keep the next Showcase in mind in coming months for your plans and accomplishments. Below is the way nominating will take place.

SUBMISSIONS. Nomination will be easy!

  1. Download the applicable nomination form:



  2. Review the instructions found in the “NOTES” sections.
  3. Simply delete and replace the template phrases with your own; insert digital images; use the NOTES section to elaborate on the details of the story.
  4. Rename the file (“PROJ <ProjectName>” or “PROG <ProgramName>”) and upload it (as instructed when the next biennial Conference comes around).
  5. Previously submitted Projects and programs which did not receive a special recognition MAY BE RE-SUBMITTED!
PROJECT example PROGRAM example
Lakewood Park EDG example Hts Bicycle Coaltion Bike Rodeo

See previous Conference Showcases: 2016 | 2014 | 2012