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The Maintenance Trap

The Maintenance Trap

By: Chris Bernhardt September 06, 2016

As mountain bikers we think of trails as a linear playground, bringing us deep into nature and allowing us to share our best moments with our best friends. Land managers and lift companies, however, view trails dispassionately as infrastructure, similar to a building or a traditional playground. To continuing using any infrastructure it must be regularly fixed and that usually means investing in annual maintenance.

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Topics: trails, trail building school, traildesign, sustainable trailbuilding

WORK 06 - EDUCATION FOR A NEW TRAIL CREW IN DAVOS

By: Darco Cazin June 18, 2016

The trail crew in Davos remained undiscovered by the outside mountain biking world. However, their impressive work is the foundation of the success of Davos as a mountain biking destination. Prior to this, Allegra supported the municipality of Davos to get funding to employ five full-time people to focus on adapting the massive hiking trail network for the needs of mountain bikers

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Topics: trails, work, davos, education, trailcrew, trail building school, klosters

4 REASONS TO IMPROVE YOUR TRAILS

By: Darco Cazin June 07, 2016

Do you have a hard time convincing your local partners that existing trails should be modified? Or do you need some arguments why purpose built single trails have more value than big gravel roads? Or do you need a qualified partner for trail development?

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Topics: trail building school, masterplan, traildesign, sustainable trailbuilding

Get to know IMBA's first learnings on e-MTBs trail effects

By: Chris Posch June 01, 2016

Picture: Christoph Bayer for Scott Sports

In recent years it became more and more important to understand how trail user’s habits and means of transportation influence trails condition and necessary maintenance work.

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Topics: trails, know-how-transfer, emtb, trail building school, traildesign, sustainable trailbuilding

Sustainable Trails In Hallingdal - A Client's Perspective

By: Darco Cazin August 06, 2015

We talk a lot about the importance of sustainable trails and the value of trail building schools. But in this post, it's all about our client's perspective. All pictures and comments are by Lars Jensen, project manager of Trakk'N'Roll in Hallingdal, Norway.

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Topics: trails, Design, trail building school, sustainable trailbuilding

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