Mountain bikes. You find them on nonwilderness trails everywhere. Continual improvements in bicycle suspensions, brakes, structural materials, and other key components allow mountain bikers to travel faster, farther, and with greater ease and dependability than ever before.
It should come as no surprise
that mountain bike enthusiasts who also maintain trails have seen the benefits
of using mountain bikes for trail work. This case study shows how the Seward
Ranger District on the Chugach National Forest uses mountain bikes. In
addition, it describes how the Missoula Technology and Development Center
(MTDC) worked with the District trail crew to develop a bicycle-mounted chain
saw carrier and evaluate several single-wheeled bicycle cargo trailers.
Published April 01, 1998
Survey of skills and competencies to assist in developing a national training strategy for National Scenic and Historic Trails
A wide variety of tools are available to layout, construct, and maintain trails. Local and individual preferences often dictate the kinds of tools which are chosen for various tasks.
Trail Boss™ innovative new packable rock bar expands digging tools from dirt to rock
These are the most commonly used grubbing and raking tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.