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published Jan 1, 2016
International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)
The emergence of electric bicycles, commonly known as e-bikes, is a rapidly growing
component of the bicycle market in the US. As a transportation option, they represent an opportunity to reduce vehicle use and emissions, as well as the physical barriers to cycling. For use on trails, they present similar opportunities to reduce barriers to cycling but, as a new use, present new challenges for trail management.
published May 31, 2009
What is a sustainable trail? Building a sustainable trail system takes into account many factors. Most importantly, a sustainable trail should have as little impact to the environment as possible; this is accomplished through proper trail planning, design, construction and maintenance. A properly built trail will last for generations to come with little maintenance needed and will blend into the natural surroundings.
published May 13, 2011
American Trails Staff
Bicycle repair stations can now be purchased from several vendors.
published Apr 1, 1998
USDA Forest Service
This case study shows how the Seward Ranger District on the Chugach National Forest uses mountain bikes.
published Apr 1, 2001
New research suggests that mountain suggests that mountain bikes and boots leave equal wear and tear on trails. How bikers ride and where hikers step may make more of a difference.
published Jan 1, 2000
The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew is a time-tested international trails program that teaches how to create environmentally sound and fun trails!
published Jun 2, 2008
Woody Keen with Trail Dynamics LLC
A summary of research and studies on factors that affect trails management strategy and determining uses for each trail.
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