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published Jun 29, 2020

Sustainable Advantage

by Aaron Wilcher, Fran Doherty

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


published 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


published 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.


published Jan 1, 2020

Economic and Health Benefits of Walking, Hiking, and Bicycling on Recreational Trails in Washington State

by Washington Recreation and Conservation Office

Every county in Washington State benefits from walkers, runners, bikers, and backpackers using our beautiful trail systems. Ninety percent of Washington residents participate in non-motorized recreation annually.


published Oct 1, 2019

Health Benefits of Contact with Nature

by Washington Recreation and Conservation Office

A Literature Review Prepared By Sara Perrins and Dr. Gregory Bratman of the University of Washington for the Recreation and Conservation Office.


published Jan 27, 2020

Economy, Environment and Health Benefit from Trails, Two New Studies Show

by American Trails Staff

Trails contribute more than $8.2 billion to Washington state's economy, according to companion studies released by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office.


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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.


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.


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StreetStrider

Huntington Beach, California

StreetStrider is the first 2-in-1 Indoor + Outdoor Elliptical Bike. It provides a full-body, low-impact, high-intensity workout.


16331 Gothard St. Suite C, Huntington Beach, California 92647
(800) 348-0998 • [email protected]

SHIFT

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

SHIFT attracts a diverse cross-section of stakeholders from the outdoor recreation, conservation, land management, and public health communities, all of whom are united by a fierce passion to protect the natural world in...


PO Box 350, Jackson Hole, Wyoming 83001

Aqua Creek Products

Missoula, Montana

Aqua Creek believes in improving the lives of individuals of all abilities by providing access to activities through the use of affordable recreation, fitness, and ability enhancing equipment.


9889 Garrymore Lane, Missoula, Montana 59808
Toll Free: (888) 687-3552 | Local: (406) 549-0769 | International: +1-406-549-0769 • [email protected]

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