published May 20, 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Jan 27, 2020
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.
posted Feb 20, 2020
Does access to trails really lead to healthier communities? According to research the answer is a resounding yes.
posted Feb 19, 2020
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.