The Importance of Singletrack

Some officials and citizens object to singletrack bicycling. Seeing narrow trails as inherently dangerous, they advocate that bicyclists should be restricted…


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Designing and Building Sustainable Trails

The speakers, all master trailbuilders, began by offering three goals they all strive for when designing and building trails


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Common Trail Building Mistakes

We know, we know: you just want to build trails. But believe us when we tell you that nothing - not a single darned thing - more important before starting…


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Closing and Reclaiming Damaged Trails

Has a local trail become a maintenance nightmare? Is the route severely damaged despite regular trailwork?


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Build Twists and Turns

In this article, we use the words "twists" and "turns" to describe gentle curves or bends in the trail, not full-fledged changes in direction such as…


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An Easy Way to Toughen Trails

Locate trails on side slopes whenever possible. Flat areas should be avoided because they become overwhelmed by water and sand.


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Trail Building and Design

There's more to building a trail than moving rocks and dirt. Trails are usually part of larger systems that are the result of careful and diligent planning and…


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