PULLMAN, Wash. – Sport Town will provide 60 free rentals of in-line skates for those wishing to skate to the Bill Chipman Palouse Trail dedication on Saturday, April 4. The “This Rail Is Your Trail” dedication will take place at noon on the trail at a crossing two miles from Moscow and five miles from Pullman.
Located in Pullman’s Wheatland Mall, Sport Town will be open at 10 a.m. the day of the dedication. People wishing to use the free rentals must visit the store that morning and return the skates by 6 p.m. Skaters or their guardians must have a valid driver’s license and provide a blank check or credit card number as a refundable deposit. Both adult and children’s sizes 12 or larger will be available.
“We wanted to be part of this community celebration and thought this would be a great way to help people enjoy the trail and try in-line skating,” said Joel Warwick, Sport Town manager.
Beginning at 11 a.m., the Washington State University and University of Idaho marching bands will lead walkers to the dedication from two sites. The UI band will depart from the Moscow trailhead at Perimeter Drive. The WSU band will depart from Sunshine Road. Those who wish to join the WSU band may park in the gravel lot behind Valley Cement or take the 10:40 shuttle bus from the Coliseum or City Hall to Sunshine Road. Each band will travel approximately two miles.
Parking at the dedication site will be extremely limited. Participants are encouraged to use the trail or to ride one of the shuttle buses. Pullman Transit and Wheatland Express will provide free shuttle buses from Pullman and Moscow to the Chipman Trail dedication at noon on April 4.
The shuttle buses will run at the following times and locations:
Departure points from Pullman:
City Hall and Coliseum: 10:40 a.m.
Note: This bus will stop at Sunshine Road/Valley Cement for people who want to walk with the WSU Marching Band.
City Hall and Coliseum: 11:10 a.m.
City Hall and Coliseum: 11:40 a.m.
Departure point from Moscow:
Palouse Empire Mall: Every 15 minutes, beginning at 10:40 a.m. and concluding at 11:55 a.m.
Buses will return to Pullman City Hall, Beasley Coliseum and the Palouse Empire Mall immediately following the ceremony.
For more information, please contact Sonia Hussa at 335-1990.