Mountain Bike Trail Advocates Have to Play the Long Game [Cartoon]

The best time to start planning a mountain bike trail was 10 years ago. The second best time is now.

New mountain bikers are often surprised to learn just how long it takes, and how much work is involved, in getting mountain bike trails approved and built. Thanks to the effort of those who came before us, we have trails to ride today, which is why it’s important to consider how we can pay it forward for the next generation.

As the saying goes, the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. And the second best time is now!