Mountain Bike Trail Development - Guidelines for Successfully Managing the Process was written for land managers (professionals in city, county, state, federal, land trust, and special use permit entities such as ski area managers) who have the responsibility of bringing bike-optimized mountain bike trails to their communities. Released in 2023, this guide is solely focused on mountain biking and the unique aspects that the activity brings to the park planning process.
“Mountain biking is unique in the world of trails. For the mountain biker, the trail is the experience. No other trail user feels, relishes and appreciates every undulation and nuance of a well-crafted trail that has been purposefully and creatively planned, designed and built for the bike. Mountain Bike Trail Development - Guidelines for Successfully Managing the Process is an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to bring mountain bike-optimized trails to their community. This book dives deep into the process of creating high quality trail experiences, building upon the substantial work mountain bikers, trail builders and advocates have crafted and honed throughout years of innovative trail development.”
-- DAVE WIENS, IMBA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR