The mountain bike trail that changed an agency
Best practices for either establishing a new bike optimized off-road trail system or better managing your current network.
Cleveland Metroparks recently built nearly 10 miles of single-track mountain bike trail, successfully navigating the tricky politics of strong support and strong opposition, both internally and externally. This bold move provided much-needed trail access for the region while changing the internal culture of the agency. Attendees will hear firsthand how the process went, what worked and what didn’t, and best practices for either establishing a new bike optimized off-road trail system or better managing your current network.
The newly designated Trinity River Paddling Trail is the first National Water Trail in Texas!
Defining a trail corridor in law, policy, and planning.
Don Meeker, president of Terrabilt, reflects on trails as a critical sanctuary during COVID-19, and provides guidance on signage to keep everyone on trails safe. Terrabilt will also provide the production artwork for their COVID-19 trail sign for free.
This 1997 paper estimates the value of a relatively new form of recreation: mountain biking. Its popularity has resulted in many documented conflicts, and its value must be estimated so an informed decision regarding trail allocation can be made. A travel cost model (TCM) is used to estimate the economic benefits, measured by consumer surplus, to the users of mountain bike trails near Moab, Utah.