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posted Dec 22, 2020

The Physiology of Mountain Biking

In recent years, competitive mountain biking has attracted the interest of sport scientists, and a small but growing number of physiological studies have been published. The aim of this review is to provide a synthesis of this literature and directions for future research.


posted Jul 23, 2018

The Impact of Aging Populations on Outdoor Recreation

New Report Says Longer Healthy Life Expectancy Multiplies Seniors Competing in Sports and Keeping Fit.


posted Jan 19, 2007

George's Send Off

by American Trails Staff

George was an avid equestrian and advocate for the preservation of public open space and trails. His work in the 1940's in Contra Costa County, CA became the model for the California State Riding and Hiking Trails Plan and later led to California State trails acts in 1945 and again in 1974.


posted May 30, 2018

Construction and Maintenance Costs for Trails

Considering the many factors that go into estimating costs for building and managing trails, railtrails, and greenways with examples from Wisconsin.


posted Mar 13, 2018

Cycle Tourism in Australia: An Investigation into its Size and Scope

This scoping study investigates the size and scope of cycle tourism in Australia and provides research recommendations to address research gaps identified.


posted Mar 1, 2018

Improving the California Coastal Trail at Lands End

by Kate Bickert with Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Community partnerships enabled improvements to the Coastal Trail at Lands End for safe and accessible recreation that also protects native landscape, plants, and wildlife.


posted Jan 24, 2018

Trail Construction and Maintenance Notebook

by USDA Forest Service

An updated edition of the industry standard, "Trail Construction and Maintenance Notebook," first released in 1996.


posted Aug 14, 2020

Evaluation of ATV Use On Groomed Snowmobile Trails

The growth in ATV numbers has driven a desire for more places to operate them recreationally on trails. In some areas of the Snowbelt this has led to a growing interest for ATV operation on groomed snowmobile trails during the winter season. This can be a challenge for land and trail managers.


posted Jan 19, 2018

Presentation on Minnesota DNR’s Trail Manual

by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Provides a snapshot of new MN DNR’s Trail Manual - Importance of quality - Importance of sustainability


posted Aug 13, 2020

Chain Saw and Crosscut Saw Training Course

by USDA Forest Service

The Chain Saw and Crosscut Saw Training Course is a 16- to 32-hour course for basic to intermediate chain saw and crosscut saw users. The course is designed to provide the technical knowledge and skills that employees or volunteers will need to use these tools safely.


posted Apr 3, 2018

Canalway Trail User Count and Methodology

The Trail User Count Survey was conducted to provide information on the number and types of trail users at several different locations along the Canalway Trail within Oneida, Herkimer, and Montgomery counties.


posted Nov 27, 2020

Trail Design for Small Properties

Trail Design for Small Properties provides simple, inexpensive solutions for designing, building, and maintaining sustainable trials—trails for hiking, horseback riding, bicycling, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, off-highway motorcycles (OHMs), and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).