Listen to Episode #51 | Greg Mazu – Singletrack Trails


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Topics Covered:

  • Greg Mazu intro and backstory
  • The early days of trail building for Greg
  • Starting Singletrack Trails Inc
  • Growing Singletrack Trails by branching out across the country
  • Trails and Projects that stick out to Greg
  • Palisade Plunge Trail backstory – 32-mile epic trail build
  • Trail Planning, the importance of this and thinking about how a trail plan is like a business plan
  • The Manifesto
  • Creating Mortgage Paying Jobs
  • Selling the fact that Trail Building is a real profession to the masses (for those unaware)
  • How trails provide value to communities
  • The importance of having a variety of trails within trail systems / trail communities
  • Vee Hollow and how Vee Hollow provides that variety of trails within one system
  • Handcut Trails / Handcut Hollow in Bentonville
  • Advantages of Hand Built Trails
  • What the Ideal Trail Community looks like according to Greg
    • The Garage is my Trail Head
  • Mountain Towns and Jobs
  • Famous Failure(s)
  • Gregs Multiple Businesses
    • Desert Rat Tours
    • Tools for Trails
    • Backslope Tools
    • Recreation Fabrication – New for 2022
  • Redesigning the McLeod
  • Supply Chain Issues for Trail Building Tools
  • Closing Comments


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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.


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.


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.