MOUNTAIN BIKE RADIO | TRAIL EAFFECT – “EPISODE 33 – LIL IDE – KINGDOM TRAIL”

ABOUT THE EPISODE

Topics Covered in this Episode:

  • Introduction with Lil Ide
  • Lil Ide Back Story and how she got into Mountain Biking
  • Lil Traveling and living out west, then eventually settling back down in East Burke VT
  • The Kingdom Trails Story and how she came on board
  • The Growth of Kingdom Trails
  • Events at Kingdom Trails
  • NEMBA Fest Weekend and some of the challenges
  • 2020 Changes and benefits that KT Saw (Hint – More Trails Built)
  • Funding Trails and other aspects of the community through grants
  • How Trails have helped create a healthier culture in East Burke, especially for children
  • Winter Use at Kingdom Trails
  • Trail Communities that Lil likes
  • Important amenities for Great Trail Communities
  • Pre Closing
  • Adaptive Mountain Biking and Kingdom Trails
  • Ride With Gratitude – Something every trail org and mountain bike related business should adopt
  • Closing

LISTEN TO EPISODE 33

RELATED SHOW LINKS

Kingdom Trails: https://www.kingdomtrails.org/
Ride With Gratitude: https://www.bikeborderlands.com/ride-with-gratitude
Bike the Borderlands: https://www.bikeborderlands.com/
IDE Ride: https://www.ideride.com/
Kelly Brush Foundation & Grants: https://kellybrushfoundation.org/

Trail EAffect Show Support

Smith’s Bike Shop: https://smithsbikes.com/
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 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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