August 22, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

New TrailMix program encourages biking, walking Greenway trails

Get to know Ozark Greenways trails through the new TrailMix program, Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout September and October.

TrailMix, a partnership with the Healthy Living Alliance and iBody Wellness, is designed to introduce residents to the trails and show them how to incorporate trail use into a health lifestyle. Topics covered include trail etiquette, safety, healthy eating habits, exercise and more. Each event begins at 6 p.m. with a 5-minute introduction before participants take an hour-long tour of the trail together. Tuesdays are bike nights (helmets required). Thursdays are walk nights.

A different trail is featured each week:

Missouri was named Best Trails State 2013 by American Trails. Governor Jay Nixon has challenged all Missourians to explore the state's trails and log 100 trail miles this year. TrailMix participants are encouraged to record their miles and learn more at

TrailMix is free. Kids must be accompanied by adults. Helmets required for the biking. Dogs welcome on a leash. Bring what you'll need: walking shoes, rain gear, water bottle, dog waste bags, etc.

For more information: / (417) 864-2015

Media contacts: Lori Tack, Ozark Greenways – (417) 864-2015 /
Terry Whaley, Ozark Greenways – (417) 864-2014 /
Christy Claybaker, Healthy Living Alliance – (417) 862-8962 ext. 2142 /

Ozark Greenways–P.O. Box 50733–Springfield, MO 65805–(417) 864-2015–