eMTB Land Manager Handbook

This handbook was developed in partnership with the bicycling industry and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in consultation with professional trail builders. It is intended to be a practical field resource for the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and management of electric mountain bike trails.

by PeopleForBikes, Bureau of Land Management, Chris Bernhardt, Principal, C2 Recreation


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Published November 07, 2017

About the Authors


Launched in 1999 as Bikes Belong, PeopleForBikes includes both an industry coalition of bicycling suppliers and retailers, as well as a charitable foundation. Our foundation is where we house our major programs and engage individual members, affiliate organizations, and corporate sponsors.


The Bureau of Land Management in the US Dept. of the Interior sponsors many courses and workshops through a variety of training opportunities. Trails, recreation, land management, technical training, and public involvement are topics that are frequently covered. The BLM has also been a leader in establishing and developing the National Trails Training Partnership.

Chris Bernhardt, with C2 Recreation Consulting, has a passion for sharing the outdoors with others. Using his 30 years in the AEC industry he has developed model trail projects in locations from Switzerland to China, creating facilities that tangibly improve people’s lives through recreation.

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