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Ride Vibes: Respect the Land

How respecting the land and other trail users can get mountain bikers continued access to great trails What does it mean to respect the land…

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How respecting the land and other trail users can get mountain bikers continued access to great trails

What does it mean to respect the land and mountain biking? Being a thoughtful and active trail steward is our definition. As trails become more popular, our respect for the land while mountain biking is imperative. Access to continued great trails is a major benefit of respecting the land and other trail users.

re-spect /rə’spekt/: to consider with high regard, to understand the worth of a thing. Why We Ride

Not everyone turns to mountain biking for the same reasons. Some are in it for the thrill of the descents, some for the fitness, while others may be in to win it! We want to be outside in the woods with friends and family, making memories. We all have different opinions on what makes for the best ride. This is why it’s important to respect the land, embrace our differences, and continue to make mountain biking an inclusive sport for all. Where Trails Come From

There is a common misconception that tax dollars maintain and build new mountain bike trails. The dirty truth is that people build and maintain trails. These people are passionate professionals and volunteers that spend many hours on trails we love. Planning, developing, advocating, digging and protecting the trails from nature’s relentless erosion takes hundreds of hours per mile of singletrack. Time and money are hot commodities so we need to do our best to “spend” them […]

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