MOUNTAIN BIKE RADIO | TRAIL EAFFECT – “EPISODE 10 – IMBA TRAIL ACCELERATOR GRANT”

ABOUT THE EPISODE

Welcome to “Episode 10” of the new show, Trail Eaffect. Josh is joined by Mike Repyak – IMBA Trail Solution Director of Planning, Patrick Kell – IMBA Grant Manager, and Ann Freiwald – City of Madison Parks Division Development Manager.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • Introductions
  • Current topics and IMBA Update
  • Trail Accelerator Grant Program (TAG)
  • Prescott, AZ Gravity Trails Project at Bean Peaks
  • What Makes a good IMBA TAG Project?
  • The Value of Trail Planning and Design
  • The City of Madison, WI and the Madison Bicycle Adventure Trail (TAG)
  • Equity and access to Trails and Outdoor Recreation and the promotion of diversity among trail users
  • Closing Comments

RELATED SHOW LINKS

International Mountain Bicycling Association: https://www.imba.com/
IMBA Trail Solutions: https://www.imba.com/explore-imba/trail-creation-and-enhancement/trail-solutions?param=trail-solutions-project
IMBA Trail Labs: https://www.imba.com/trails-for-all/trail-labs
Bean Peaks Gravity Trail Project Prescott, AZ: https://prescottmtb.com/prescott-gravity-flow-trail/
Madison Bicycle Adventure Trail Network: https://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/projects/madison-bicycle-adventure-trail-network
Mad Bat ArcGIS Story: https://imba.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=39513e34d0034bc19cf057a591001244

Support for Trail EAffect Comes from Smith’s Bike Shop in La Crosse, WI: https://smithsbikes.com/

This show has been edited and produced by Evolution Trail Services, for more information go to:

Evolution Trail Services: www.evotrails.com
Contact Josh at evolutiontrails@gmail.com 

If you have any questions about Mountain Bike Radio in general, please contact Ben at Ben@Mountainbikeradio.com

ABOUT TRAIL EAFFECT

Trails build community and Communities build trails. What came first you may ask… Host Josh Blum digs into the stories of how trails effect and affect the people and places we call home and those we might like to call home.

ABOUT THE HOST

Josh Blum is a father, husband, and doer of stuff – paired with Advocate, Builder of Trails and Community. Originally from La Crosse WI, Josh has been enjoying the outdoors, trails, and mountain bikes since a young age. Always curious and learning about better ways to improve trail users’ experiences. Josh is employed by WisDOT, and is the owner / operator of Evolution Trail Services.

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Author: Ben

Ben is originally from Southeastern Wisconsin. After graduating college at UW La Crosse, he lived in several Midwestern cities, Denver, and Western North Dakota before relocating to Hayward, Wisconsin in 2017, providing a lot of opportunity to experience the outdoors throughout the country. Ben started mountain biking in 2006 after five years of other endurance sports including running and triathlons of various distances. In 2012, he created Mountain Bike Radio and has been dedicated to mountain biking since. He has a lot of experience racing all distances, including 24 hour solos, 12 hour solos, 100 miles, 50 milers, XC distance, fatbikes, gravel, and everything in between. He’s married to wife, Amy, with two young children – Claeson and Paige. Ben hopes that his passion for mountain biking and the outdoors drives his commitment to creating, improving, and maintaining opportunities in the outside world.

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