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Jim Dutcher Trail Possible Expansion

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The 13th Annual Ales for Trails is this weekend, and organizers say it's going to be bigger and better than ever.

The Jim Dutcher Trail is right next to Mystic Park, and is home to many visitors.

The BikeNet Executive Director, Kristi Drake said, "It's a wonderful place to walk by the river, or ride by the river. It would be wonderful to see it continue all the way to another beautiful place.

BikeNet officials, and other groups say the 1.1 million dollars estimated for the expansion of the trail might not be enough.

"The total cost or the estimated cost for the connection between Mystic and River Front... depending on the options you know the kind of the Cadillac version was 1.1 million dollars." 

Those leading the effort to expand the trail want it to grow by one or two miles, which would make it 8 ½ miles long.

Last year they raised $56,000 and are hoping to raise more this weekend.

Ales for Trails is this Friday from 5 to 10. Tickets are $30, and can be found online at www.bikenet.com and spokeshop.com.

You can also buy them in person at the bike shop, and spoke shop. Last-minute tickets will be $35 at the door.