Broadening the diversity of our trail population would get more people stoked on the sport, and bring new ideas to the fore that are rooted in different peoples’ lived experiences, while refreshing outdated ones. Check out our collection of articles and resources that focus on diversifying the population of our sport.
For many trail users around the globe, Himalayan blackberry vines pose a familiar and occasionally painful nuisance. Here’s a little info on how to eradicate them from the trails and how to make a delicious sorbet from their fruit.
The prevalence of electric mountain bikes and the trails that they’re legal on in the US has only grown since their introduction, and things don’t look to be slowing down any time soon. How do trail advocacy organizations feel about these developments?
It takes more than just volunteer labor to create great mountain bike trails. A little cold, hard cash goes a long way toward new trail building and maintenance.
The association is not coming in and smoothing trails to make them less technical, as they know that will only lead to additional unauthorized trail building. Instead, they are working to keep the trails in the natural style that everyone loves.
Not everyone is a member of a local bike club, though most of us benefit directly or indirectly from their work. Tell us about your relationship with your local mountain bike club.
Soil Searching is a trail advocacy movement within Specialized, aimed at building singletrack, promoting and supporting builders, and making building mountain bike trails more fun.
The Ribbed trail in Leavenworth, WA was once illegal, torn down by the Forest Service multiple times, and inspired a movie. Now, it’s opening again as a sanctioned trail.
This year’s IMBA EU summit, held in Denmark’s outdoor capital city, Silkeborg, hosted roughly 100 trail advocates, from 22 different nations.
Mountain bikers, united with other low impact trail user groups, can greatly improve outdoor access and trail conditions.
A local mountain bike club looked at available scientific studies on recreational trail impacts, and has summarized the findings to help land managers understand how trail users affect hydrology, the living environment, and social interactions.