Trails

MTBA as the governing body for mountain biking in Australia has a role to play in the provision of advice and support to clubs and key stakeholders involved in the facilitation and development of MTB trails.

 

Trail Resources

Professional and volunteer trail builders, clubs and land management agencies often have resources and equipment that make the task of constructing and maintaining trails and collecting trail usage data a whole lot easier – Handy trail tools are available on the Trail Resources webpage.

 

Project Update – National MTB Standards/Guidelines and Professional Certification Framework

The idea to develop Australian standards/guidelines around the sustainable design and construction of mountain bike trails was raised with the mountain bike community by the MTBA CEO at the 2014 Australian MTB Summit held at Mt Buller.

At the 2015 Australian MTB Summit a project working group was established to investigate the options and methodology to develop national mountain bike trail standards and a professional mountain bike trail building certification framework.

Members of this initial working group are:

  • Craig Stonestreet (Director, Natural Trails)
  • Craig Meinicke (Director, Touchpoint One)
  • Marty Krieg (Principal Consultant, Ediacara Consulting)
  • Peta Demidenko (Mountain Bike Development Manager, West Cycle)
  • Denise Cox (Operations Manager, MTBA)
  • Louise Wallace (former President WAMBA) (until June 2016)

Consultation with land management agencies, trail builders, key MTB stakeholders and the wider MTB community will occur over the coming months prior to any action being taken on the preferred approach to both projects. By November 2016, the working group will aim to have investigated a range of options to deliver national mountain bike trail standards/guidelines and a professional trail building certification framework.

Members of the working group will deliver an update on this project at the 2016 Australian MTB Summit to be held at Mt Buller in early December.

Option Paper 1 – National MTB Trail Standards

Option Paper 2 – National Mountain Bike Trail Builders Accreditation Framework and Curriculum

Option Paper 3 – Proposal to Establish an Organisation to Represent the Australian Mountain Bike Trail Building Industry

 

National MTB Standards/Development Information Paper

Project Initiation Working Group Terms of Reference

Trail Building Insurance FAQ’s June 2016 – V2

 

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