Rollerblading Trails Shelby NC

Local resource for rollerblading trails in Shelby. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to walking trails, hiking trails, cycling trails, and skiing trails, as well as advice and content on trail skating and trail skating safety.

Liberty Fitness Womens Health
(704) 482-1080
2001 E Dixon Blvd
Shelby, NC
 
Marcus D. Campbell
(980) 522-7198
Gastonia, NC

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A Dancers Place
(704) 854-9104
177 E Franklin Blvd
Gastonia, NC
 
Island Tan Fitness
(828) 288-1103
182 Sparks Dr
Forest City, NC
 
Rockwood Nautilus & Wellness
(828) 248-2947
247 Oak St # 145
Forest City, NC
 
First Defense Fitness
(704) 487-9898
231 W Marion St
Shelby, NC
 
Charles Griffin
(704) 601-5018
Gastonia, NC

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Ray Rice Martial Arts Center
(828) 245-5792
140 W Main St
Forest City, NC
 
Curves
(828) 247-4040
2270 Highway 74
Forest City, NC
 
Changing Lives Fitness Clinic
(828) 248-2103
1065 W Main St
Forest City, NC
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Eight Rules for Safe Trail Skating

By Greg Major

Skaters sharing trail with bike rider

Skaters share a beach path with a cyclist in Long Beach.
Photo: Darlene Prois

 

With the skating season upon us, skaters everywhere will be heading outdoors again ... but so will millions of bikers, runners, walkers, dogs ... and who knows what else.

To help you navigate the hazards, here are some tips for skating on multi-use paths and trails.

1) Always wear a helmet. I am amazed when I see skaters decked out in every pad known to man but with nothing on their noggins.

Remember: Road rash heals, but a good bump on the head could cause you to eat with a straw for the rest of your life.

2) Don't expect others to make room for you. Everybody believes they are the king of the road. Be prepared to make room for trail hogs. And while you're at it, set a good example by making room for others.

3) Be polite. Let people know before you pass by calling out, "On your left." And don't expect people to get out of your...

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