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posted May 20, 2020

How COVID-19 is Affecting the Trails Community

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Recently American Trails conducted a survey of the trails community to find out how this pandemic has impacted trail projects, funding, volunteer work, and more. We also talked to trail users and medical professionals to get their perspective on what they would like to see from the outdoor recreation industry in response to COVID-19.

categories: health
tags: covid-19, health

published Jun 29, 2020

Sustainable Advantage

by Aaron Wilcher, Fran Doherty

An in-depth exploration of outdoor recreation in rural California.

categories: health
tags: rural, recreation, benefits of trails, health, economic

published Jul 21, 2010

A Cross-Sectional Examination of the Physical Fitness and Selected Health Attributes of Recreational All-Terrain Vehicle Riders and Off-Road Motorcyclists

This study found that habitual off-road vehicle riders had physiological characteristics that were equivalent, or slightly superior, to members of the general population on important fitness and health variables.

categories: health
tags: off-highway vehicles (ohv), health

published Dec 24, 2010

Physiological Fitness and Health Adaptations from Purposeful Training Using Off-Road Vehicles

The purpose of this study was to evaluate fitness and health adaptations from a training program riding all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and off-road motorcycles (ORM) as the exercise stimulus.

categories: health
tags: off-highway vehicles (ohv), health

published Jan 1, 2010

Physiological Demands of Off-Road Vehicle Riding

The purpose of this study was to characterize the physiological demands of recreational off-road vehicle riding under typical riding conditions using habitual recreational off-road vehicle riders.

categories: health
tags: off-highway vehicles (ohv), health

published Jun 30, 2010

Health-­Related Quality of Life of Habitual Recreational Off-­Road Vehicle Riders

The purpose of this study was to characterize the health-related QOL of Canadians who participate regularly in recreational off-road vehicle riding.

categories: health
tags: off-highway vehicles (ohv), health

posted Mar 18, 2020

The Respite of Trails and Outdoor Recreation

by Mike Passo with American Trails

America’s incomparable system of national scenic, historic, and recreational trails is the perfect way to sustain your mental and physical health, while maintaining the social distancing that is required in these challenging times.

categories: health
tags: health, healthcare, safety, covid-19

published Jan 1, 2019

Outdoor Recreation in Oregon: Responding to Demographic and Societal Change

by Oregon State Parks

The plan addresses five important demographic and societal changes facing outdoor recreation providers in the coming years including: 1. An aging population; 2. An increasingly diverse population; 3. Lack of youth engagement in outdoor recreation; 4. An underserved low-income population; and 5. The health benefits of physical activity.

categories: health
tags: aging population, diversity, equality and inclusion, health, benefits of trails

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.

categories: health
tags: health, editorial, walking, aging population

posted Jul 23, 2018

Trails Community: Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada

by American Trails Staff

Summerlin is one of three communities from across the nation selected to serve as fitting models for excellence in trails within a private development.

categories: health
tags: urban trails, economic, health, land and open space, partnerships

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posted Feb 20, 2020

Health Benefits of Trails

Does access to trails really lead to healthier communities? According to research the answer is a resounding yes.

tags: benefits of trails, health, healthcare

posted Feb 19, 2020

Why Trails?

Where would we be without trails? It is a simple question, but it is worth pondering. The longer you sit with this question, the more you will discover the overwhelming impact that trails have on our lives. Often in very unexpected ways.

tags: why trails, benefits of trails, health, healthcare, economic

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Willamalane Park and Recreation District

Springfield, Oregon

Willamalane Park and Recreation District maintains and operates five recreation facilities and 46 parks and natural areas, totaling more than 1,500 acres. Highlights include 10 waterfront areas, 29 miles of hiking and bi...


250 S 32nd St, Springfield, Oregon 97478
(541) 736-4544

Trail Riders Fellowship (TRF)

London, United Kingdom, International

The TRF exists to Conserve Green Roads in England and Wales. This is a multi faceted approach and one that our 5,000 members are passionate about.


218 Strand, Floor 3rd, London, United Kingdom, International WC2R 1AT
[email protected]

American Association of Equine Practitioners

Lexington, Kentucky

The AAEP, headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky at the Kentucky Horse Park, represents an educated group of men and women who cover a broad range of equine disciplines, breeds and associations.


4033 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, Kentucky 40511
(800) 443-0177 (U.S. & Canada) or (859) 233-0147 • [email protected]

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