sustainability

Feb 11, 2013, 4:34 pm

Want to learn how to build sustainable trails? IMBA Canada's Daniel Scott (Trail Solutions) will show you how:

Ontario Trails Council - Trail Education - New In-Class Offering

Trailbuilding - March 13-14, 2013

Albion Hills Conservation Authority

Nov 20, 2012, 8:06 pm

It can take quite a while for an organization or club representing a group of people to become an established part of the community. Especially when the club has to work with both local or regional governments, and at the same time establish a membership base which can support the activities and long term goals. Furthermore, when an organization is just starting out, the list of obstacles and challenges is often much larger than the lists of successes.

Nov 12, 2012, 4:29 pm

For years, mountain bikers have had to tell land managers exactly what type of trail we like. For those who've never ridden a mountain bike, it would be reasonable to assume a wide doubletrack with gravel or wood chips is good enough. But anyone who has ridden a mountain bike knows the amount of fun that can be had on narrow and twisty singletrack.

Oct 30, 2012, 1:30 pm

The residents of Jasper, AB, are typical of most residents in mountain towns for their ability in the outdoors. Whether on bike, foot, or horseback, most would be quite at home on a back country expedition or on above alpine technical trails.

Oct 2, 2012, 2:00 am

IMBA Canada's Daniel Scott conducted the Ecologically Sustainable Trails Course at Fleming College last weekend, teaching students about the protocols, theories, best practices and more that pertain to making sure trails are not only fun but easy on our critical ecosystems.

Part of Fleming College's Sustainable Trails Certificate, this course was focused on how ecology interacts with recreation.  The curriculum tackled everything from federal and provincial legislation to design and construction to assessment and remediation.

Sep 6, 2012, 11:15 am

We're fairly certain this will be our most formal TCC shot with the Subaru!

As if life on the road wasn't crazy enough, AJ and I took a week off to get married!

Last Saturday, September 1st, accompanied by a small group of family, we stood on the shores of Lake Superior - just outside Thunder Bay, ON - and said our vows!

Thanks to everyone for the warm wishes, we're very happy to enter in this new chapter of our lives, and of course go on the ultimate honeymoon across Canada!

Aug 14, 2012, 9:30 pm

When we think about the sustainability of trails, we often talk about how they have a low impact on the environment, or how they are environmentally friendly. Sometimes we overlook the fact that a sustainable trail also considers how people use the trail in order to manage risk and ensure they have a good time.

Such was the case for our visit in Wakefield, QC. With a particularly challenging sideslope – often reaching 50% – gaining elevation was quite hard on both users and the environment.

Jul 30, 2012, 11:41 am

We often hear that sustainable trails are too easy. Or not fun.

The majority of trail builders we meet are advanced riders, and they often want to build trails at their (or their riding buddies') level.