We are unbelievably lucky to live in the shadows of Pikes Peak, with amazing access to trails. While some trails work better with a single-direction, single-use configuration, most of our trails are shared by multiple user groups. We ALL have a role to play in sharing the trail and reducing conflicts, by following basic etiquette guidelines. Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates believes that helping users learn how to share multi-use trails is nearly as important as the work we do advocating for, building and maintaining them.
We recently published some trail use tips for various user groups. Please review them, especially if sharing trails is new to you. To help get the word out, the MWTA video team has produced a fun video explaining some of these concept visually.
Lastly, a plug for our org. MWTA builds, shares a and protects great trail experiences. We are mountain bikers at heart, and our work impacts all trail users. Through these uncertain times, the positive effects of trails on our community has come more clearly into focus. The work that MWTA does is more important than ever, and we need your help to continue. If you love trails and are able to do so, please join MWTA during our current membership drive, or donate directly through our secure website.
If that isn’t possible for you right now, we also welcome your volunteer help in a variety of ways. Our group trail building days are on hold right now, but we are as busy as ever and have a wide range of opportunities for anyone interested in giving back to the trails. We need help planning and managing events (including online events!), advocating for trails in public meetings, gathering and sharing information with trail users & partner organizations, graphic design, web content creation, grant writing, fund raising, and more. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how your skills and interests can help.