are a few of the things that we've done to help maintain the trails. The
funny thing about working the trails is that it's pretty addicting. Not
only is it a lot of fun spending a few hours getting dirty and doing some
good, but you'll never walk or ride a trail again without realizing all
that goes into designing a sustainable trail. It's both a science and
Come lend a hand taking care of the trails or building new ones!
Each year NEMBA awards $500 grants totalling between $4,000 and $5,000
annually for trail projects in New England that benefit mountain biking.
NEMBA has bicycle patrols in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island
which serve to educate and assist trail users in numerous parks. Contact
the patrol director in each state to find out how you can join.
the Trails Brochure
Be aware that not all properties are open to mountain biking, but in those
that are, remember that you'll be sharing these lands with hikers, runners,
equestrians and nature lovers.
To Install Rolling Grade Dips
Rolling grade dips can be more resilient than waterbars. Unskilled riders
can skid and create ruts on the back side of the waterbars. Here's how
IMBA's Trail Care Crew "rolls their own" rolling grade dip.
Kurt Loheit, the Trails Resourse Director for the International Mountain
Bike Association, is one of the nation's premier experts in trail design.
To Install Geoweb
Geoweb is a versatile material. In this project, we used geoweb to create
a raised turnpike in a muddy area next to a pond.