Posts by admin

Join Us for a Ride from Reno to Paris Farmers Market this Saturday, June 24th!!

»Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in What's New | Comments Off

Come and join the ride from Reno City Hall to Paris Farmers and Artisan Market this Saturday, June 24th, from 8:00am – 11:00am! Cyclists will gather at Reno City Hall, 160 Blackburn Street, at 8am.  The ride to Paris Farmers and Artisan Market is on a beautiful section of the NorthEast Texas Trail.  Riders will be led at a comfortable pace (~8mph), and the total distance is just under 14 miles roundtrip. Paris Farmers and Artisan Market offers fresh eggs along with a variety of vegetables, coffees, baked goods and handcrafted items. There’s something for everyone. You’ll enjoy mixing with great people and the local vendors will appreciate your support!  For riders convenience, there will be a volunteer at the market to shuttle purchases back to...

read more

Register Now for the 2017 Tour de Paris!!

»Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Plans are underway for the 33rd Annual Tour de Paris Bicycle Rally in Paris, Texas!  The event is set for Saturday, July 15, at Love Civic Center.  Riders start at 8:00 am.  Join in the fun as The Paris Blues Society and the Paris Area Arts Alliance present the 2017 Paris Balloon and Music Festival Friday & Saturday, July 14-16 at the Fairgrounds.  A great family weekend!  To register, please go to Variety of scenic rides to choose from:  20, 35, 57, 65, or 80 miles Paved bike trail (14 & 21) $5.00 all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast before the ride Complimentary T-shirt for first 1,000 entries w/ packet pick-up Complimentary hamburger and fruit smoothie after the ride Fully-supported route services Last leg of The European Tour Enjoy...

read more

URGENT MESSAGE from NETT President Earl Erickson – PLEASE HELP!

»Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

URGENT MESSAGE FROM NORTHEAST TEXAS TRAIL COALITION PRESIDENT EARL ERICKSON   The NETT needs your help TODAY! Tell your Texas State Representative and Senator to FULLY FUND our State Parks under House Bill 78, by Rep. Ryan Guillen   The Texas Sporting Goods Sales Tax was created to fund Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD)– not to be used for other purposes at the whim of the legislature….But both House and Senate appropriations committees are poised to carve out $92 million from the sporting good sales tax to do just that. This must be fixed now! The Budget Conference Committee can correct this error before the budget is ultimately finalized. Representative Ryan Guillen authored House Bill 78 to ensure that the funding glitch is fixed and that Texas...

read more

National Bike to Work Day is May 19!!

»Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

  On Friday, May 19th, try bike commuting in support of National Bike to Work Day!   Share your photos and stories on our Facebook page:

read more

27th Annual Southwest Tandem Rally Begins in Paris on April 28!

»Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

  Southwest Tandem Rally 2017   The Southwest Tandem Rally is an annual event held each spring. This year they are holding the event here in Paris, Texas and have over 80 tandem bicycle teams registered to attend. They have people coming from Texas, Missouri, Georgia, and across the United States.    Start Friday, April 28, 2017 End Sunday, April 30, 2017 Location Paris, Texas   The 27th annual Southwest Tandem Rally, hosted by the Dallas Area Tandem Enthusiasts, will be held in Paris, Texas! We’ve planned 3 days of cycling on gently rolling terrain through Northeast Texas. We’ll ride on the scenic Trail de Paris and enjoy Friday and Saturday night festivities at the Love Civic Center. There will be plenty of photo opportunities under Paris’...

read more

BikeTexas Cyclists-in-Suits March 27 – Reserve Your Spot!!

»Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Upcoming Events | Comments Off

Friends and supporters of BikeTexas are invited to participate in their advocacy efforts on Monday, March 27, during the legislative session at the state capitol. For information about planned activities, priority bills, and registration, please see the notice below. BikeTexas 2017 Legislative Summary and Cyclists in Suits Texas’ Bike Lobby Day Please attend Cyclists-in-Suits, March 27, in Austin.  We’ll meet at the Capitol Auditorium (E1.004) which is across from the Capitol Grill at 9am sharp for a welcome and brief training session. Please check in at least 15 minutes prior. No food or drinks are allowed in the auditorium. The Capitol Grill near the auditorium has breakfast foods, and coffee at a very reasonable price. It is open early. Sign up...

read more

Avery VFD Fish Fry & Gravel Grind – Saturday, March 25!

»Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

SAVE-THE-DATE!! Avery VFD is hosting a Spring Fish Fry & NETT Trail Bike Gravel Grind Saturday, March 25, from 8:00am – 3:00pm! Morning Ride will be 25.8 miles. Ride East down the beautiful NETT Trail toward DeKalb, then travel through paved and gravel roads back to Avery VFD. Afternoon ride is 13.1 miles going West on the NETT. Ride down the NETT through an area that has been recently cleared and then on gravel roads back to Avery VFD. Price includes ride and Fish Fry. REGISTER EARLY AND RESERVE A PIECE OF YOUR FAVORITE PIE (as kinds and supply permit). T shirt to entrants registered by first cut-off date. Start Time: 8:00am CDT End Time: 3:00pm CDT Price: $30.00 Race Fee Registration: Price increases to $35.00 after March 11, 2017 at 11:59pm CST For...

read more

Ride the NETT – April 29, 2017!!

»Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in What's New | Comments Off

SAVE-THE-DATE!! Ride the NETT on April 29, 2017! For more information, visit:

read more

Great NETT News!

»Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in What's New | Comments Off

Great  NETT News! 2.5 miles of completed and operational surfaced Trail has been added to the NETT: 1.0 miles of west extension from 8th SE Street to 4th SW street in the City of Paris. 1.5 miles of east extension through the City of Blossom from their west city limit to  Bois’ de Arc Road. Come and ride or walk 10.5 picturesque linear miles (21 miles round trip) of contiguous surfaced Trail through, Paris, Reno, Lamar County, and Blossom. These extensions were made possible via two (2) separate Texas Parks & Wildlife Recreational Trails Grants sponsored by the Cities of Paris and Blossom....

read more

Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens will work in conjunction with the Northeast Texas Trail Coalition to patrol the NETT

»Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in What's New | Comments Off

The Board of Directors of the NorthEast Texas Trail Coalition is pleased to work in conjunction with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) game wardens to patrol the growing NETT. Effective immediately, the game wardens will patrol to enforce laws prohibiting the use of motorized vehicles and the dumping of property on the trail corridor. Pursuant to federal and state law, motorized vehicles are prohibited on the NETT, with exceptions for emergency or maintenance vehicles. The NETT Board certainly appreciates the willingness of TPWD wardens to patrol with the purpose of arresting and prosecuting those who violate these laws. Criminal fines and penalties will be imposed on violators.      

read more

2016-2017 NETT Strategic Plan

»Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in What's New | Comments Off

On June 25th, 2016, a Joint Session of the NorthEast Texas Trail (NETT) Board of Directors, the working committees, and interested trail supporters met at the Paris City Council Chambers.   At this meeting the Committee Chairs presented their committees efforts of 3 – NETT Workshops held over a 6 month period, resulting in action plans, deliverables, and timelines for completion.   At the conclusion of the meeting the Board unanimously authorized the execution of the presented Strategic Plan for 2016-2017. Attached is the links to download the   Approved 2016-2017 Strategic Plan. FinalStrategicPlanOutline6.27.16_1_

read more

Our Journey So Far

»Posted by on Nov 19, 2015 in What's New | Comments Off

The Northeast Texas Trail has come a long way over the last few years. Some of our achievements include: 17 of 130 Miles Developed  with All-Weather Surface $6 Million Spent on Development from 2003 through 2015 • Texas Parks & Wildlife Recreational Trail Grant – 9 Each • Trail Supporters – Individuals, Businesses & Foundations Thousands of Volunteer Hours • Local, N.E. Texas and DFW Area Click here to learn even more about our recent accomplishments.

read more

Lamar County employees make the dream of 130-mile trail a reality

»Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Upcoming Events | Comments Off

Hike-and-bike trails are nothing new for Northeast Texas.
Paris, the city with a 75-foot Eiffel Tower topped with a red Stetson, has
supported its Trail de Paris for more than a dozen years. The 6.9-mile linear
park slices through the county seat of Lamar County like a vein of green gold.

read more

Walking Outdoor Art Gallery

»Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in What's New | Comments Off

Students and members of the PJC Art League have decorated trash cans that are on display at different locations along the trail. “Each can is an original work,” said PJC art instructor Susan Moore. “The subject matter ranges in scope from deep space and the solar system, to mystical figures, and everything in between such as landscape, patterns, social commentary, and animals. Students used as assortment of media, such as house paint donated by Sherwin Williams to the Friends of the Trail, their own acrylic paint, wallpaper, and magazine scraps. They have also used an assortment of techniques that include air brush, collage, sponge painting, spray painting, straight painting, drip painting, and the use of templates made from tape and twine. Each...

read more

One Heck of a Trek

»Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Northeast Texas Trail. Become a part of completing the trail way and building a destination for current and future generations, and a legacy for our children and grandchildren. Successfully completed trail sections have proven they richly enhance the quality of life for everyone – those who actively use the trail, the communities along the trail, and trail visitors. Learn more by clicking the brochure icon below!  

read more

Supporters hear update on 130-mile Northeast Texas Trail through Paris

»Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Supporters of the Northeast Texas Trail met Friday afternoon at the Love Civic Center to discuss completion of the trail. Lunch was provided before the meeting by the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce and Friends of the Trail. Lamar County Judge Chuck Superville opened the meeting, thanking those involved for their support and cooperation. There were several topics of discussion, including updates on the NETT website and the legal background of the group. Chris Jones, who recently traveled the trail from Farmersville to Ladonia with his family, also gave a presentation of his experiences. NETT president Earl Erickson explained the purpose of the group before the meeting. “We’re an advocacy group that supports this trail construction,” he said. “And we work closely...

read more

The quest to hike the 130-mile Northeast Texas Trail

»Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Our 130-mile Northeast Texas Trail from Farmersville to New Boston made the Cover Page and Story of the 2013 November issue of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine. Read the full article on how a hiker sets off to be the first to walk the Northeast Texas Trail.

read more


»Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

read more