Here’s another word from our sponsors, Shimano North America. We’re sharing it because there are a lot of forces at work in trail building, and the more we can educate ourselves about good planning, good policy, and good design, the better our riding will be, and the less impact we’ll have on the environments where we do what we do.
I liked that a number of perspectives are represented here, so you’re not getting a Whistler-Is-the-World bias. Whistler may very well be the world, but I liked that I could relate a lot of what I saw here to what I see locally to me. I think it’s important, too, if you’re riding trails all the time, to find a way to participate, either by cleaning up your regular haunts or by getting involved with the trail builders in your area.