Ride-on Ralph

by Roger Normand

HRalphave you noticed how The Legacy Trail is remarkably free of trash?  The vast majority of trail users follow the “if you carry it in, then carry it out” adage, or properly dispose of trash in designated receptacles along the trail.  Nonetheless, some trash inevitably  ends up along the trail.   When it does, we are fortunate to have dedicated users like Ralph who combine a trail ride with trail cleanup.  Ralph lives in a retirement community near the trail in Venice.  He rides two to three miles a day, five days a week, on his specially outfitted trike equipped with a trunk for carrying the cans and other trash he picks up along on the trial.  Ralph will be celebrating his 9th birthday decade in April 2016.   We can count on him to stop and chat for a bit as he rides past our FLT Information Table at the Venice Train Depot.

Please do your part – don’t leave your trash on the trail.  And the next time you see Ralph on the trail, please join us in thanking him for helping to keep the trail free of trash.  Ride on, Ralph!