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Southeast Texas is a region of contrasts and excitement. Our goals with the SouthEast Texas Hike & Bike Coalition are to make more of these areas open to everyone.
The SouthEast Texas Hike & Bike Coalition is incorporated in the state of Texas and are in the process of applying for non-profit status with the IRS. The SETHBC was organized for the purpose of creating (or supporting the creation of) recreational / alternative transportation trails in SouthEast Texas. We originally started our organization with the goal of converting the abandoned railroad corridor alongside Hwy. 124 from Fannett south to High Island. We thought there was a possibility of reclaiming this (or part) as a hike, bike, wheelchair, bird-watching, etc. trail. We are still interested in this project but found that we needed non-profit status to pursue. Meanwhile, we've gotten involved in other projects north of Beaumont e.g. Hwy. 69, Kountze, etc. Our long-term vision is a "recreational / alternative transportation" trail from High Island to Lufkin. But we want to support any endeavor to promote recreational / alternative transportation trails (urban and/or rural) in this area, as these trails serve communities in many different ways such as:
o Make our community a better place to live by preserving and creating open spaces.
o Encourage physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle.
o Create new opportunities for outdoor recreation.
o Strengthen local economies.
o Protect the environment.
o Preserve culturally and historically valuable areas.
o Promote safety both in safe riding habits and safe areas to ride.