Friday, August 17, 2012

Where Do Trails Come From?

I love spending time on trails, be it running, riding a mountain bike, or hiking with the family. The most beautiful trails sit perfectly in the landscape, seeming an inevitable part of nature. But the truth is that trails are incredibly hard work, both to create and to maintain. Not always, but often it is mountain bike groups who take on this burden, at least around here. The following image is a nice reminder of where trails come from, courtesy of the International Bicycling Association (IMBA).

Where does a trail come from infographic?

Who do you have to thank for your local trails?

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1 comment:

  1. Very interesting. Over here most trails are in conservation areas and the local conservation body or municipality are responsible. We also have quite a lot that are/were actual trails created and used by the local wildlife.

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