Innovative Trail Conflict Solution: Bell Boxes

photos: San Diego Mountain Bike Association. A friend recently returned from a trip to California with an interesting discovery: bell boxes for mountain bikers. If you ride in California you already know about these but for east coasters, the concept may be new. At many shared-use trailheads, mountain bike clubs have installed signed boxes containing …

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Mountain Bike Trail Maintenance 101

We’ve seen a recent surge of interest in trail building here on Singletracks and we just started a new forum for discussions about building mountain bike trails. But building the trail is only half of the equation; maintaining the trails is a long-term task that will never completely go away. I’ve been dedicating more of …

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MTB Movie Review: Pedal Driven

10 Reasons to watch Pedal Driven, a BIKEumentary: 1. You saw the earlier Singletracks blog post by trek7k about the fundraising efforts to complete the movie. If you pledged, you’re part of the effort. 2. There are secret/illegal/pirate trails in your area and you want to watch the story of how a group of passionate, …

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IMBA Southern Regional MTB Summit: Summary

This is my third and final post covering the first everSouthern Mountain Bike Summit. In case you missed the first two posts, part one can be found here and part two can be found here. The Take Away I’ve been involved in MTB advocacy on the local level pretty much since I started riding a …

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IMBA Southern Regional MTB Summit: Day 2

This is the second part of my coverage on the Southern Mountain Bike Summit that was held in Brevard, NC recently. In case you missed it, find the first part here. Okay, let’s get on with it. Building Partnerships to Get Things Done Day two started with a really good presentation by Sig Hutchinson, the …

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IMBA Southern Regional MTB Summit: Day 1

This year IMBA is hosting half a dozen regional summits across the US and I got a chance to attend the the Southern Mountain Bike Summit in Brevard, NC this past weekend. The conference was hosted by IMBA-SORBA and the Pisgah Area and Upstate SORBA chapters. The summit brought industry leaders, professional trail builders, local …

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Pedal Driven Documentary Centers on Conflict Between Freeriders and Federal Land Managers

Pedal Driven is a mountain bike documentary in production that centers on the conflict between illegal freeride trailbuilders and US Forest Service rangers in Washington state – and the creators need your help to finish the film. IMBA and others like Specialized, Shimano, and Yakima have already thrown their support behind the film and all …

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