MOUNTAIN BIKE RADIO | TRAIL EAFFECT – “EPISODE 37 – DAVE WIENS – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF IMBA”

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ABOUT THE EPISODE

Topics Covered in this Episode:

  • The Dave Wiens Back Story / how Dave got into Trails and Advocacy
  • The Start of Dave’s Local Trail Organization – Gunnison Trails
  • Advice for Trail Organization Executive Director / New Staff
  • Transition to IMBA as a Board Member then Executive Director of IMBA
  • The Team at IMBA and how IMBA has built back to a being in a great place
  • IMBA Trail Accelerator Grant Program / IMBA Trail Labs
  • The Importance of Trail Planning for launching your trail project
  • The Importance of Access and the biggest challenge in Mountain Biking
  • Planning for resistance & 11th hour bombs
  • Goal Interference
  • Directional Trails and their advantages
  • More Trails Close to Home – the importance of trails in communities
  • Ingredients for a good trail community
  • Communities that stick out to Dave
  • Closing Comments

LISTEN TO EPISODE 37

RELATED SHOW LINKS

IMBA: https://www.imba.com/
Gunnison Trails: https://gunnisontrails.org/
IMBA Trail Accelerator Grant: https://www.imba.com/trails-for-all/trail-accelerator-grants
IMBA Trail Labs:https://www.imba.com/trails-for-all/trail-labs

Trail EAffect Show Support

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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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