Take Care Of Your Trails Weekend26 January 2018 | By billy1979
Across Europe the mountain biking community is gearing up for the largest ever concerted voluntary trail repair, maintenance and build effort.
Due to the enormous success of the inaugural event in 2017 the friendly competition will take place on the weekend of Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th April 2018 with an extra weekend for Alpine countries or resorts to take part in May 5th/6th.
‘Take Care of Your Trails’ weekend will take place with trail repair groups from Scotland to Poland, Denmark to Czech Republic and Sweden to France to engage in a friendly competition to see which country can get the most amount of volunteers to work on paths and trails per head of population in a pan-European coordinated weekend of volunteer-based trail maintenance events.
The 2018 edition will be centrally co-ordinated by IMBA Europe who will collate each countries results at the end of the campaign. Volunteers of all ages and abilities will hit their local trails to take part in the event. IMBA Europe and DMBinS are calling out for trails crews across Europe to organise a trail repair session on either of the weekends. Registration for clubs and groups start the 3rd week of January.
WHAT IS IT?
Take Care of your Trails Weekend is a coordinated weekend of volunteer-based trail maintenance events happening across Europe. The aim of the campaign is to highlight the quality and quantity of trail repair work that is happening across European mountain biking and to get more people involved in helping out with the maintenance of their local trails. We are looking for organisers of trail maintenance groups to sign up to run a trail maintenance event on one or both days over the weekend. In 2017, Slovenia were crowned the ‘Best MTB Community in Europe’ with an amazing effort with 32 groups and over 440 volunteers including the Slovenian prime minister! They were closely followed by Scotland where the idea originated.
The winning country of 2018 will be presented at the Enduro World Series, round 3 (12-13 May) in Olargues, Montagnes du Caroux, France.
How do you sign up?
All you need to do to register your event is click here and register. It’s a fairly simple form, detailing which days you are taking part and what you are planning to do. Complete this form by noon Wednesday 14th February 2017.