National Mountain Bike Trail Standards and Professional Certification Framework
As reported in a previous club/members enewsletter, a working group has been established to identify the requirements for, and the methodology to be used to develop and implement national mountain bike trail standards/guidelines and a professional certification framework.
Key project considerations for the national MTB trail standards/guidelines include:
• What form will the standards take?
• Who will own and administer the standards or guidelines?
• Where will the funding come from to develop and implement the standards?
• What about trail ‘normalisation’ as a result of national standards?
• What about the professional certification of trail builders?
Key project consideration for the professional certification framework include:
• What options are available to deliver a professional certification framework?
• Who will administer the process?
• Is there an existing body that would develop and deliver the certification?
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.
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.
For more information on this project including an information sheet, visit the trails section of the MTBA website, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07 5628 0110.