Take Me Outdoors
About This Show
Take Me Outdoors is dedicated to bringing visibility and engagement around important topics in and around the outdoors, such as conservation and access, The Outdoor Recreation Economy, Increasing participation and interest for the outdoors and conservation, landmark developments within our world (could be gear, athlete accomplishments and other big news), and more! If you love the outdoors, this podcast is for you! Please subscribe!
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25: David Wiens: The Next Generation of Trail Riders
“At the end of a hard work I head out and ride for two hours let all of the stressed of the day melt away.” - David Wiens Mountain biking is something that’s been around for a long time, but has only recently started to take off. We’ve seen a new generation coming in, and a growing interest in the youth. As a result we are also seeing better made bicycles, and safer environments for mountain bikers all across the country. Today we are seeing more and more communities demanding trails for everyone to use. Mountain bikers are in a unique sport where they have to share the mountain. It’s important for them to be respectful of hikers and equestrian lovers or risk being banned or forced to specific areas. It’s a real concern, and one the International Mountain Biking Association is always addressing. On this episode of Take Me Outdoors we are joined by the Executive Director of IMBA, David Weins, who discusses this unique sport and it’s growing trends. As with any sport, it has it’s growing pains. Download this episode today to see how you can help the mountain biking community, and and pitfalls to avoid when you climb onto that seat and riding on that dirt. Bulletpoints IMBA tries to bring trails and biking opportunities to places it doesn’t exist right now. The Growler has started making events for kids. 131 kids registered for The Growler this year. There’s a lot of next generation kids interested in mountain biking. There’s still a lot of uncertainty for these agencies. Mountain bikers are fast, quiet, and can share the mountain with others. There are more places designated for mountain biking only.