MOUNTAIN BIKE RADIO | TRAIL EAFFECT – “EPISODE 13 – TONY BOONE OF TIMBERLINE TRAILCRAFT”

ABOUT THE EPISODE

Tony Boone is one of the longest running Professional Trail Builders on the planet. Tony has seen and done nearly everything in terms of trail building and design. Trail Building has taken Tony around the world. Tony is also a board member of the Professional Trail Building Association, member of the Educational Committee within the PTBA and he’s currently building out a trail building curriculum for and Associates Degree in Applied Science / Trail Construction and Management at Trinidad State Junior College.

Topics in the show include:

  • The backstory of Tony Boone and how he realized he could build trails for a living
  • Tony’s involvement with the Professional Trail Builders Association
  • Timberline Trail Construction
  • Tony’s background in education and how he’s transitioning into more of an educational role at both the PTBA and Trinidad State Junior College
  • Tony’s take on why trails are important to communities
  • Directional Trails 
  • Closing Comments

RELATED SHOW LINKS

Tony Boone Trails: https://www.tonyboonetrails.com/
Tony Boone Professional Trail Builders Association: https://trailbuilders.silkstart.com/companies/tony-boone-trails-llc
Tony Boone on American Trails: https://www.americantrails.org/presenters-and-authors/tony-boone
Tony Boone on Timberline Trailcraft: https://www.timberlinetrailcraft.com/employees/tony-boone/
Manitou Incline Video: https://youtu.be/QcOa5ca7oNs

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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