Active Neighborhoods Resources 2

Vitality

Who We Are

The Vitality Team of Reno County promotes active lifestyles by working with policymakers to increase and improve the physical and built environment, including trails, sidewalks, public transit, parks, and other community resources. Anyone in the community may join the Vitality Team, there are no special requirements or dues.

The Vitality Team helps coordinate several annual events such as the Sand Plum Bicycle Classic and the Trail & Treat 3k. Proceeds from these events go to the Friends of the Trail Fund. Second Saturday cycles is also organized by Vitality Team. This is a free group ride during late Spring and Summer months that leaves each second Saturday morning from DCI Park.

Get Involved with the Vitality Team

Vitality Team of Reno County meets the first Wednesday of the month. Check the Vitality Team of Reno County Facebook page for time and location.

Initiatives & How To Get Involved

Getting involved or showing support for biking and walking in the Hutchinson area can be as easy as using a hashtag on your favorite social media site. The next time you are out and about, whether it is on foot or bike, simply post a picture or status using the phrase #bikewalkhutch. This helps to quantify the number of people utilizing biking and walking routes, paths, sidewalks and trails in our area. So post those pictures and use the hashtag!

Find current initiatives to get involved. Choose an initiative to learn more.

  • Vitality Team
    About:
    • Vitality Team is a group of engaged citizens passionate about walking, running, biking and/or trails in the Hutchinson area. Anyone in the community may join the Vitality Team, there are no special requirements or dues.
    • The Vitality Team helps coordinate several annual events such as the Sand Plum Bicycle Classic and the Trail & Treat 3k. Proceeds from these events go to the Friends of the Trail Fund to help pay for area trail amenities.

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  • Second Saturday Cycles
    Organized by the Vitality Team; just show up with your bike, helmet and a water, plus money for the breakfast stop. Round trip leaves each second Saturday at 7:30am from DCI Park at 2nd & Main.
    2018 Dates:
    • May 12 – bike to Pleasantview (breakfast: Dutch Kitchen)
    • June 9 – bike to Yoder (breakfast: Carriage Crossing)
    • July 14 – bike to Nickerson (breakfast: Sunshine Cafe)
    • August 11 – bike to Buhler (breakfast: Mustard Seed)
  • Donate to the Cause

    The Friends of the Trail Fund supports trail development in Reno County and provides trail amenities such as signage, trees, water fountains, benches, and waste baskets. The fund is advised by the Reno County Vitality Team

    To Donate:
    Send your check, payable to the Hutchinson Community Foundation, to PO Box 298, Hutchinson, KS 67504-0298. Be sure to note which fund(s) you want to support.

    Contact Hutchinson Community Foundation for more information.