State Award

The State Awards recognize individuals who have made compelling and significant contributions to the trails movement in their home states.

 

Hawaii: David Nash

The International Mountain Bike Association chapter, Oahu Mountain Bike Ohana (OMTB), is a nonprofit organization for bicyclists on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Led by mountain cyclist, David Nash, the organization’s sole purpose is to facilitate and implement projects that expand bicycle riding opportunities.

The International Mountain Bike Association chapter, Oahu Mountain Bike Ohana (OMTB), is a nonprofit organization for bicyclists on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Led by mountain cyclist, David Nash, the organization’s sole purpose is to facilitate and implement projects that expand bicycle riding opportunities.

The development of a new subdivision in the Kailua region of Oahu posed limited access to an actively used hiking and biking trail. The OMTB facilitated this multi-organization project to keep trail access open without inconveniencing residents, by aligning the trail to avoid private property. The Ohana Trail was planned and completed in 2016.

Turning the potential loss of a public resource into an expansion of outdoor recreation has been an extremely positive contribution and an excellent example of collaborative stewardship. Trail use has expanded beyond the mountain biking community to hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. OMTB has exhibited exemplary service in trail and community development by taking the initiative to develop and maintain the Ohana trail.

658 views • posted 12/20/2017