The latest addition to the Let’s Connect Big Bike is downtown Perry — a Welcome Walk — began installation Tuesday by the artists at Artistic Concrete Inc. of Perry.
After pouring some SureCrete products and getting a little fancy, the crew will add color and seal Wednesday.
Let’s Connect Big Bike booster Cherie Tice Scheib helped inlay the walkway Tuesday.
The Let’s Connect committee is working hard to raise the $5 million needed to build the 9-mile connector trail between Perry and Woodward and link the High Trestle Trail (HTT) to the Raccoon River Valley Trail (RRVT). The connector will join two premier recreational trails in Iowa that together attract more than 750,000 users annually to the region.
The link trail will also put Perry in a unique position as a two-trailhead town, with trailheads for both the Raccoon River Valley Trail and the High Trestle Trail.