What makes one trail system a success, while another is unpopular or the source of conflict? Why do some trails last for decades with minimal maintenance, while others require expensive repairs? Managing Mountain Biking provides solutions for these and dozens of other trail-related dilemmas. Written for professional land managers, volunteers, and recreation providers worldwide, this pioneering book offers an essential collection of best practices for planning, designing, building, and managing successful, and sustainable, trail networks and bike parks.
More than 50 experts – including land manager, recreation ecologists, professional trail builders, and veteran mountain bike advocates – contributed to Managing Mountain Biking, creating the most complete reference of it’s kind. Strategies are clearly described with the aid of 270 colour photos and 25 helpful illustrations; dozens of success stories from around the globe provide real-world examples of effective trail management.
- Solutions to common trail management problems
- Creating an ideal mountain bike experience
- Steps for planning a successful trail system
- Ideas for building productive partnerships
- How to minimise trail user conflict
- Techniques to reduce environmental impact
- Information to manage risk and liability
- Tips to provide technically challenging trails.