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posted Dec 22, 2020

Mountain Biking as a Means to Encourage Public Health and Wellbeing

This manuscript explains how mountain biking is related to public health and the issues underlying trail access in the United States.


posted Dec 22, 2020

Mountain Biking Comes to Town

by International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA)

Bike parks are not trails. They are managed similarly to city parks. They require a higher standard of care. They need to be professionally designed and constructed.


posted Mar 27, 2018

Mountains to Sea Trail, Orange County, California

This 22-mile urban nature reserve and bikeway starts in Weir Canyon and travels through six jurisdictions, enabling trail users to experience the diversity of the 50,000-acre Irvine Ranch Land Reserve.


posted Jul 28, 2020

Mud Creek Greenway Feasibility Study

A detailed feasibility study for Mud Creek Greenway done in 2021.


posted Mar 26, 2018

Mud Pond Trail, Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge, New Hampshire

The trail is located on the Pondicherry Division of the Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge and is universally accessible. It includes a 900 foot long raised boardwalk with rest stops that offer extraordinary views of a boreal forest and wetland communities.


posted Apr 18, 2018

Mules and horsemen aide in collaborative trail maintenance on the Sheltowee Trace

During a groundbreaking effort between horsemen and hikers and Daniel Boone National Forest Service personnel, supplies to improve a section of the Sheltowee Trace NRT were moved by two mules and a dozen workers to a site near Bark Camp Creek.


posted Mar 27, 2018

Mullet Hall Equestrian Trail System, South Carolina

Trails on the former Mullet Hall Plantation are managed specifically for horse trail riding.


posted Apr 29, 2019

Multi-use Trail Surface Study

by Connecticut Equine Advisory Council

The Equine Advisory Council conducted research and interviews throughout Connecticut to determine project cost and general installation, maintenance, environmental impacts, and suitability for multiple user groups for various surface materials.


posted Mar 27, 2018

Munch's Coulee Trail, Kenmare, North Dakota

Located along the Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge State Scenic Byway, this 1-mile loop trail provides spectacular vistas of the Refuge's wildflowers, Lower Des Lacs Lake, and nearby wetlands.


posted Aug 22, 2018

My Public Lands — Middle School Teaching Guide

by Bureau of Land Management

Through this teaching guide, students learn to locate national scenic and historic trails that they can visit with their families. Students also carefully read the inspirational language of the National Trails System Act, which motivates them to explore public lands and highlights the crucial role of volunteers in trail maintenance.


posted Jun 4, 2019

My Two Cents – Innovative Trail Funding Proposal for States and Localities

by Chris Gensic with City of Charlottesville Parks & Recreation

Lack of funding for trail design, construction, and upkeep is often a major barrier to implementation. Topics of discussion include: should this be local or state level, should it fund planning or construction, how much is enough but not too much, and how to equitably share the funding.


posted Jun 26, 2023

Mythbusting the Great Outdoors: What’s True and What’s Not?

by Jim Schmid

Jim Schmid shares his review on Jamie Siebrase's latest book that delves into a wide range of outdoor myths.