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Trail Funding Part I: How MTB Organizations Raise Money

By Matt Miller WE all wish trails, like money, would appear out of thin air. But it doesn’t work like that. Trails take time and money to build, and money takes time and effort to acquire. Like any good cause, fundraising for trails happens when a group of people come […]

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Trail Funding Part II: How Trail Organizations Spend Money

By Matt Miller IT’S not always easy to give up our hard-earned dollars to pay for trail organization memberships. Unlike buying a subscription service, the result of buying into trails is less immediate. Every new membership does not guarantee a new trail. Rather it is a drop in the bucket… […]

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Cycling community advocating for LWCF in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, November 29, 22 members of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) will meet with Congressional leaders, to emphasize the critical importance of fully funding and permanently renewing the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The group includes IMBA Board members, leaders of IMBA Chapter Mid-Atlantic […]

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Show trails you love’m with LuvTrails App

By Kyle Inman Roanoke, VA – So you just finished a ride on new-to-you amazing trails, trails bearing signs of obvious hard work at the hands and McCleods of diligent volunteer stewards. You’d love to volunteer, but you’re just passing through. Even were you local, spare time is tough commodity […]

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MTB groups lock horns in push to roll back protections for public land

WASHINGTON – When their vision of creating a scenic cycling trail through a protected alpine backcountry hit a snag, San Diego area mountain bikers turned to an unlikely ally: congressional Republicans aiming to dilute conservation laws. The frustrations of the San Diego cycling group and a handful of similar organizations […]

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House committee passes bill on bikes in Wilderness Areas

WASHINGTON — The House Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday passed HR 1349, legislation that would let local land managers decide if bikes and other human-powered vehicles are allowed in Wilderness Areas. The bill, which passed the committee in a 22-18 vote, now heads to a full House vote. The International […]

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LuvTrails Mobile App starts a revolution in trail donations

LUVTRAILS, the Mobile App that could revolutionize public funding for bike and hiking trails, as well as access to state and national parks, has launched in Fort Collins, Colorado. With the beta release of the App in the App Store and Google Play Store an exciting project is launched to […]

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