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Board Announces Endowment Fund Initative
In the November 2013 Trailblazer the Board announced its rollout of the William R. Olsen Endowment Fund, managed by the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation. The purpose of the Fund is to provide long-term financial support to meet the costs of maintenance and future construction on the Trail. For more information about the Fund contact Jim Ryan. For more information about bequests and their wording, see our Bequests page. To make an immediate tax-deductible donation by credit card, click below:
Benzie Bus Service and the Trail
Want to ride any part of the Trail one way? Call the Benzie Bus service at 231-325-3000 or toll free at 866-325-3380, make a reservation, spot your car, and the bus will take you, your friends, and your bikes to any road crossing of the Trail. The busses have bike racks, but if the bikes outnumber the racks, some can be placed inside. The fee is $3 per person, $1.50 per person for seniors (>55 years old). While a 24-hour reservation is preferred, sometimes
reservations may be made on shorter notice. Office hours are 6:00
am to 10:00 pm Mondays to Fridays, and 7:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturdays. Further information is available on the Benzie Bus website, including a separate page on the loading of a bike on a Benzie bus.