The Sauk Rail Trail Association was formed in January of 2014 and has nine directors from both Carroll and Sac Counties. It is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to the promotion, education, welfare, and upkeep of the Sauk Rail Trail. Currently, the SRTA sponsors two fundraising events. The Ride the Rail bike ride in early summer and The Rivalry Ride which is held the day of the Iowa v. Iowa State Football game. All proceeds go towards trail improvements. The funds raised from these two events along with private donations have allowed the association to make the following improvements on the trail in 2014:
-Cement a portion of the trail South of Breda that had been gravel
-Helped to cement FOUR bridges that were previously wooden surface
-Paid for a portable restroom facility along the trail
Looking ahead, the SRTA has plans to help cement three gravel crossings at the DNR locations between Lake View and Carnarvon, assist the Sac Conservation with building an additional shelter along the trail, provide additional portable restroom facilities along the trail, improve signage along the trail and in the communities, and continue to cement bridges. In addition, the Association is working with the City of Carroll to improve and integrate the trail within Carroll.
"Even if I only make the trail once a year, it's a highlight. Thanks again to all of you who work so hard to maintain and improve this gem."
- Terence J. Miles, August 2014
Sauk Rail Trail Association
P.O. Box 241
Carroll, IA 51401
Would you like to see improvements on the Sauk Rail Trail? You may leave a comment below and/or donate to the SRTA: