Infographic: Results from IMBA’s 2016 Member Survey

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IMBA has officially released the results from their 2016 Member Survey, conducted this spring. 6,299 members completed the survey, representing all 50 states. Note that this survey was only open to IMBA members, and that non-members couldn’t complete it. While more details are available in the infographic above, here are some of the highlights. 76% …

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Update: Suspect Located in Trail Vandalism Case in Eagle

Photo: Jesse Horton? / Mountain Bike Eagle Facebook Page

According to VailDaily.com, law enforcement officials have identified a suspect in the recent instance of trail vandalism in Eagle. However, the suspect’s name has not been released. According to the same article, the nail board was actually found on an unofficial user-created trail that isn’t an official part of the Eagle trail system. According to …

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Opinion: How NOT to Reroute a Trail

This picture illustrates the difference between the new and the old.  On the left is the existing, narrow singletrack that flows through the woods; on the right is the new, wide path that plows straight through the forest.

Editor’s Note: John Fisch is an avid backcountry enthusiast who hikes, bikes and backpacks at every opportunity. The trails in this editorial are part of his big backyard.  While John is a regular contributor to Singletracks.com, the opinions expressed in this commentary are his alone and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Singletracks.com. In the spring of …

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Thieves Stole a Trail Machine from SORBA Mid-TN. Support Their Raffle to Win a Moots Frame

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SORBA mid-TN is working to build and maintain mountain bike trails in the Nashville area, and they recently suffered a setback when their new DitchWitch trail building machine and custom trailer was stolen. The rig was stored behind a locked gate and the brazen thieves had to drive deep into the park to get the machine. …

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US Forest Service Proposes a “Cultural Shift” To Promote Recreation and Common Sense

Spotted at a trailhead for the Mount Massive Wilderness. Photo: Greg Heil

The US Forest Service has proposed a “cultural shift” with the intent of promoting recreation and a common-sense approach to their management policies, the Denver Post reports. Their goal is to encourage Americans to use their public lands in a safe and responsible way, but to do that, a major change will need to take place in …

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One Year Later: Is Sun Valley Still Worth Visiting after Losing MTB Trails to Wilderness?

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Sun Valley, Idaho burst onto the radars of many mountain bikers in the worst way possible: by losing access to miles upon miles of epic singletrack. If you were reading mountain bike news about 12 months ago, Idaho’s Boulder-White Clouds Wilderness was splayed across the front pages of news sites like ours, with headlines like …

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