To the city of Bismarck: I am an avid jogger and feel compelled to write to your city regarding the fabulous bike/walking/running trails within your city. My wife and I enjoy visiting the Bismarck-Mandan area and when we do, we often take the opportunity to do a brisk walk or (in my case) 6- to 10-mile run.
The scenery along the Missouri River is gorgeous, as are the trails along your lovely green golf courses and hillsides. It appears the planning over the years has been outstanding, with great concern for recreational and fitness opportunities. Our home is in Minot, so, it's merely a short drive (by today's standards) to visit friends and shop in your city.
Over the years I have enjoyed participating in your annual Kroll's Diner Bismarck Marathon as one of the enjoyable events.
Dean Bachmeier, Minot