Library is a good place to start if you're looking
for information about mountain bike or trails
can also check our list of books
about mountain biking in New England.
Resources Page: The International Mountain
Bike Association has developed a sizeable array
of information useful for mountain bike and trail
advocacy. It is highly recommended for anyone
looking for information of anything from bike
management strategies, trail maintenance, bicycle
patrols, soft cycling, wilderness issues and more.
Ways to Save Riding in Your Area. Philip Keyes,
Dirt Rag Magazine #105.
Trail Design and Construction
Multiple-Use Trails Kurt Loheit, the Trails
Resourse Director for the International Mountain
Bike Association, is one of the nation's premier
experts in trail design. This article appeared
in SingleTracks (#51, August/Sept. 2000)
Primer on GPS and Trails compiled by John
Peters and other Trail-Crew@nemba.org
Better Trails. Designing, Constructing and
Maintaining Outstanding Trails. IMBA.
Trail Standards. Environmental and Technical Trail
Features. 2001. PDF.
Trail Building and Maintenance Resources.
Chain Saw Safety. Logger Rescue of Berlin NH offers a variety of chainsaw safety courses in New England
How to Put on a Trail Care Event. PowerPoint presentation by Philip Keyes
Riding and Sharing the Trails
say "No" to March Mud--Even in April!" by Philip
the Trail, This is a pamphlet created by NEMBA
to educate trail users about how to share the
trails with other user groups, especially hikers
and equestrians. While it was written long ago,
it is just as valid today.
Responsible Riding Tips. IMBA, 2004
a horse on the trail? What to do?" by
the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club.
Mountain Biking in Connecticut State Forests
in Connecticut State Forests & Parks: This
is a great flier that perfectly states how mountain
bikers should be respectful of other trail users
experience. It also gives information specific
about mountain biking on trails managed by CT's
Department of Environmental Protection.
Mountain Bike Studies and Guides
"A Comparative Study of Impacts to Mountain Bike Trails in Five Common Ecological Regions of the Southwestern U.S." By Dave D. White, M. Troy Waskey, Grant P. Brodehl and Pamela E. Foti. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. Summer 2006. Volume 24, Number 2. pp. 21-41.
Planning and Managing Environmentally Friendly Mountain Bike Trails. By Pamela E. Foti, Dave D. White,Grant P. Brodehl, Troy Waskey, and Elladee Brown. 2006.
Resource Impact of Mountain Biking: A summary
of the scientific studies that compare mountain
biking to other forms of trail travel. By Gary
Sprung, IMBA 2004.
Impacts of Mountain Bikes: A Review and Discussion.
SCIENCE & RESEARCH SERIES NO.92, (1995) by
R. Cessford This is one of the best
reviews and syntheses of the scientific literature
on the physical and social impacts of mountain
biking. It's a must read for anyone seeking info
on mountain bike impact. The bibliography is excellent.
on Multiple-Use Trails: Synthesis of the Literature
and State of the Practice by Roger L. Moore
(1994). This study, funded by the Federal Highway
Administration, makes a good review of the literature
and points to numerous ways to mitigate user conflict.
It contains much information indicating that mountain
biking does not inherently conflict with the experiences
of other trail users..
Mountain Biking: A profile of participants and
setting and experience preferences A report
by Gordan Cessford, Department
of Conservation, New Zealand. 1995.
Biking:Issues and Actions for USDA Forest Service
Managers by Deborah J. Chavez; USDA Forest
Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station
Uncertainty in Expert Judgments About Natural
Resources by David Cleaves, USDA Forest
Service Southern Forest Experiment Station
NEMBA Events. Tom Grimble provides some
good tips for getting the word out about NEMBA
NEMBA and Bicycle Dealers PPT
are a few articles to keep you riding when the
tips for a Cold Winter
Places to Ride
Winter Clothes Pics
and Expansion to Mountain Bike User Resourses
in the Middlesex Fells Reservation
Greater Boston chapter of NEMBA has long been
active in trying to improve trail access for mountain
bikes in the Fells. Last spring a
three phase proposal for more equitable trail
access in the Fells was put before the MDC. We
are still waiting for an official response to
this proposal (requires Adobe
SNH NEMBA's Bear Brook Presentation PDF
Mountain National Forest Revision Plan, by
IMBA, NEMBA and VMBA, July 5, 2005
Mountain National Forest Management Plan Revision,
by IMBA & NEMBA, December 17, 2004
Comment on Proposed Logging at Holyoke-Skinner
SP , by Philip Keyes, April 22, 2004
to "BLM may Restrict Mountain Biking".
by Philip Keyes, December 21, 2000.
to the Applachian Mountain Club's Proposed Trail
Use Policy. by Philip Keyes, December 11,
Pittsfield State Forest, Large Map, Small Map
DCR Volunteer Policy Draft 2013