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Jul 23, 2021

July 22, 2021

Trail EAffect Show Page

Rad Apparel Company Discount Coupon Code: traileaffect


Check out with the RAD Affiliate Link: https://radapparelcompany.com/r?id=53tsmc

 

ABOUT THE EPISODE

Topics Covered in this Episode:

  • Introduction to Rad Apparel Company
  • Ryan Craft – Co Founder Back Story
  • Use of recycled / more sustainable materials
  • Starting Rad Apparel Company – Learning what they didn’t know about
  • Where to find Rad Apparel Company (locally and online)
  • The Trail Community of Colorado Springs
  • Volunteer Trail Building and engaging with the community
  • Closing

RELATED SHOW NOTES

Rad Apparel Company: https://radapparelcompany.com/r?id=53tsmc
Routes Outfitter: https://routesoutfitter.com/
Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates: https://medwheel.org/
Trails End Taproom: https://www.trailsendtaproom.com/
Trails End Trail Blazers: https://www.trailsendtaproom.com/trailblazers
Twisted Spoke Apothecary: https://www.twistedspokea

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Trail EAffect Show Support

Smith’s Bike Shop: https://smithsbikes.com/
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

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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.

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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.

Jul 16, 2021

July 15, 2021

Trail EAffect Show Page

ABOUT THE EPISODE

Topics Covered in this Episode:

  • Introduction with Lil Ide
  • Lil Ide Back Story and how she got into Mountain Biking
  • Lil Traveling and living out west, then eventually settling back down in East Burke VT
  • The Kingdom Trails Story and how she came on board
  • The Growth of Kingdom Trails
  • Events at Kingdom Trails
  • NEMBA Fest Weekend and some of the challenges
  • 2020 Changes and benefits that KT Saw (Hint – More Trails Built)
  • Funding Trails and other aspects of the community through grants
  • How Trails have helped create a healthier culture in East Burke, especially for children
  • Winter Use at Kingdom Trails
  • Trail Communities that Lil likes
  • Important amenities for Great Trail Communities
  • Pre Closing
  • Adaptive Mountain Biking and Kingdom Trails
  • Ride With Gratitude – Something every trail org and mountain bike related business should adopt
  • Closing

RELATED SHOW NOTES

Kingdom Trails: https://www.kingdomtrails.org/
Ride With Gratitude: https://www.bikeborderlands.com/ride-with-gratitude
Bike the Borderlands: https://www.bikeborderlands.com/
IDE Ride: https://www.ideride.com/
Kelly Brush Foundation & Grants: https://kellybrushfoundation.org/

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Trail EAffect Show Support

Smith’s Bike Shop: https://smithsbikes.com/
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

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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.

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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.

Jul 5, 2021

June 26, 2021

Trail EAffect Show Page

ABOUT THE EPISODE

Topics Covered in this Episode:

  • Growth in Mountain Biking and how it affects access
  • Devon’s Back Story and how he got into Journalism
  • Lines in the Dirt – As Written on access for Bike Mag
  • Single Track Wars and the issue between Nederland, Co Locals and Boulder Co Locals.
  • Kingdom Trails Vermont
  • Mental Health and Suicide
  • Closing Comments

RELATED SHOW NOTES

Devon O’Neil: http://www.devononeil.com/
Lines In the Dirt Bike Mag:

Single Track Wars: https://www.outsideonline.com/2392458/nederland-boulder-colorado-mountain-bike-wars-singletrack
BETA MTB Summer Issue – Featuring Kingdom Trails: https://www.betamtb.com/news-issues/betas-summer-issue-is-out-now/
(Please subscribe or pick up the latest BETA MTB magazine at your closest news stand, as this supports the people who put their work out for the masses).
The Final Decent of Dean Cummings: https://www.outsideonline.com/2421062/dean-cummings

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Trail EAffect Show Support

Smith’s Bike Shop: https://smithsbikes.com/
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

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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.

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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.

Jun 27, 2021

June 26, 2021

Trail EAffect Show Page

ABOUT THE EPISODE

Topics Covered in this Episode:

  • Kyle Horvath Back Story
  • Kyle’s start in Tourism in Carson City, NV
  • Kyle’s Transition from Carson City, NV to White Pine Co / Ely, NV
  • Ely and the IMBA Trail Accelerator Grant
  • Future Trail Expansion plans for the region
  • Local Trail Club Great Basin Trails Alliance
  • What to expect for a trail experience in the region
  • Fears Tears and Beers – The first Enduro Race ever started in Ely
  • Other Events in Ely
  • Community Support of Trails and Mountain Biking in Ely
  • About Ely / White Pine Co as a Community (outside of Mountain Biking)
  • Other aspects of Outdoor Recreation in the region
  • Highway 50 – the Loneliest Highway in America (Most Mountain Biking Highway in America?)
  • Trail Names…
  • Nevada Northern Railway
  • BETA MTB Magazine and the birth of a new mountain bike publication
  • Closing Comments

RELATED SHOW NOTES

Visit White Pine County: http://elynevada.net/
Ely NV Mountain Biking: http://elynevada.net/project/mountainbiking/
BETA MTB YouTube Video on Ely / White Pine Co: https://youtu.be/5i7oZsuI-wk
Trailforks Mapping for Ely: https://www.trailforks.com/region/ely/
Great Basin Trails Alliance: https://www.facebook.com/GreatBasinTrailsAlliance/
IMBA Trail Accelerator Grant: https://www.imba.com/trails-for-all/trail-accelerator-grants
Loneliest Road in America: https://loneliestroad.us/loneliest-road/ 
Nevada Northern Railway: https://nnry.com/

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Trail EAffect Show Support

Smith’s Bike Shop: https://smithsbikes.com/
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

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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.

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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.

Jun 14, 2021

June 14, 2021

Trail EAffect Show Page

ABOUT THE EPISODE

Topics Covered in this Episode:

  • Lace Heward Back Story
  • How Lacey got into adaptive Alpine Ski Racing
  • The competitive side of Lace / becoming a Paralympic 2-time medalist
  • Racing and traveling in Europe for the World Cup
  • Other Outdoor Endeavors
  • Adaptive Mountain Biking and the places Lace has gone
  • Places Lacey is working on bringing more adaptive MTB access
  • Being Brave – The Brave Lace Project
  • Closing & Supporters
  • Song Written and Performed by Lace “It’s Been a Long Time”

RELATED SHOW NOTES

Brave Lace: https://bravelace.com/
ORA Trails Lacey Adaptive Mountain Bike Video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/0lln8vXmhZc
Move United: https://www.moveunitedsport.org/
Teton Adaptive Sports: https://tetonadaptivesports.com/
Team SISU Dog Sledding: https://www.dogtec.com/kennel/benjamin-thompson
IMBA Trail Accelerator Grant: https://www.imba.com/trails-for-all/trail-accelerator-grants

This show has been edited and produced by Evolution Trail Services, for more information go to:

Smith’s Bike Shop: https://smithsbikes.com/
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

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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.

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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.

Jun 7, 2021

June 7, 2021

Trail EAffect Show Page

ABOUT THE EPISODE

Topics Covered in this Episode:

  • Jeff Kendall-Weed Backstory
  • Jeff’s Transition into the Bike Industry
  • How Jeff ended up moving to Bellingham WA.
  • Jeff’s Transition into a content creator / YouTube
  • Local Loam Series & other online content
  • Advocacy… 
  • Private VS Public Land and access benefits for both
  • Riding in Bellingham, WA
  • Trail Communities and what makes a great trail community
  • Detour off into Motocross / Supercross
  • Closing & Supporters

RELATED SHOW NOTES

Jeff Kendall-Weed Website: https://jeffkendallweed.com/
Jenson USA JKW: https://www.jensonusa.com/blog/rider-profile-JKW
Jenson USA: https://www.jensonusa.com/Jeff-Kendall-Weed
Jeff Kendall-Weed on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jeffkendallweed
PNW Components: https://www.pnwcomponents.com/
Industry Nine: https://industrynine.com/

This show has been edited and produced by Evolution Trail Services, for more information go to:

Smith’s Bike Shop: https://smithsbikes.com/
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

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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.

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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.

May 29, 2021

May 29, 2021

Trail EAffect Show Page

ABOUT THE EPISODE

Topics Covered in this Episode:

  • Chris Lacy Backstory
  • The Timber Bell Backstory
  • How the Timber Bell works and how it’s different from other bike bells
  • What makes a great trail community
  • Trail Communities that Chris has traveled to like Cappadocia Turkey
  • Closing & Supporters

RELATED SHOW NOTES

Timber Bell: https://www.mtbbell.com/
San Diego Mountain Biking Association: https://www.sdmba.com/
Mountain Biking in Cappadocia Turkey: http://www.bikinginturkey.com/mountain-biking-holidays/cappadocia-mtb/
GoPro Video of Cappadocia Turkey: https://youtu.be/fFA6G8ovxPk

Support for Trail EAffect Comes from Smith’s Bike Shop in La Crosse, WI: https://smithsbikes.com/

This show has been edited and produced by Evolution Trail Services, for more information go to:

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

 

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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.

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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.

May 19, 2021

May 18, 2021

Trail EAffect Show Page

ABOUT THE EPISODE

Topics Covered in this Episode:

  • Carlo Alfano Backstory
  • The Backstory about Rivers Edge Trail System
  • Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts Back Story
  • The development of the Rivers Edge Trail System
  • Rivers Edge Trails and it’s proximity to the Middle School and High School
  • NICA Racing at Rivers Edge Trail System
  • How Rivers Edge has made a huge positive impact on the community for locals and tourists
  • The Community of Brunswick outside of Mountain Biking
  • The Future of Rivers Edge
  • Closing & Supporters

RELATED SHOW NOTES

Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts: https://more-mtb.org/
M.O.R.E. Rivers Edge Trail System: https://more-mtb.org/collections/maryland-trails/products/rivers-edge-at-brunswick
Trailforks Mapping: https://www.trailforks.com/region/rivers-edge-trails/
Patagonia Story on Rivers Edge Trail System: https://www.patagonia.com/stories/at-the-rivers-edge/story-94306.html
Three Points Cycles: https://www.threepointscycles.com/
Maryland NICA League: https://marylandmtb.org/
Greenstone Trail Craft: https://greenstonetrailcraft.com/
Brunswick Welcomes Mountain Bikers: https://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/lifestyle/travel_and_outdoors/brunswick-welcomes-new-biking-trails-for-tourists-and-residents/article_d14fe3e1-35d2-5dc5-a300-8e43ffc0e8f4.html

Support for Trail EAffect Comes from Smith’s Bike Shop in La Crosse, WI: https://smithsbikes.com/

This show has been edited and produced by Evolution Trail Services, for more information go to:

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

 

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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.

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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.

May 11, 2021

May 11, 2021

Trail EAffect Show Page

ABOUT THE EPISODE

Topics Covered in this Episode:

  • Kristina Wayte Backstory
  • How Kristina got into Mountain Biking
  • The Start of Sketchy Trails
  • Trail Tips Comic Series
  • Riding with Timber bells
  • Last Day of Summer Animation and Live Movie 
  • How to get more Women into Biking
  • Female Stereotypes in Mountain Biking
  • Communities that Kristina has enjoyed as a mountain biker
  • Closing

RELATED SHOW NOTES

Sketchy Trails: https://www.sketchytrails.com/
Kristina Wayte Commercial Work: https://www.kristinawayte.com/
Last Day of Summer Movie: https://www.kristinawayte.com/film.html
Trail Tips Educational Series: https://www.santacruzmah.org/blog/mbosc-trail-tips

Support for Trail EAffect Comes from Smith’s Bike Shop in La Crosse, WI: https://smithsbikes.com/

This show has been edited and produced by Evolution Trail Services, for more information go to:

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

 

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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.

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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.

Apr 29, 2021

April 28, 2021

Trail EAffect Show Page

ABOUT THE EPISODE

Topics Covered in this Episode:

  • Angela Brooks Backstory
  • How Angela got into Mountain Biking and coaching
  • Areas that Guys screw up on when getting females into Mountain Biking
  • Why everyone can benefit from skills development and coaching
  • How Mountain Biking helps kids and youth when they get involved with NICA
  • A story about female confidence gained through mountain biking
  • NICA and GRiT
  • Trek Dirt Series
  • Brooks Adventure MTB
  • Kenosha Area Mountain Bike Association
  • Closing

RELATED SHOW NOTES

Brooks Mountain Bike Adventures: https://brooksadventures.com/
Wisconsin NICA League: http://www.wisconsinmtb.org/
Kenosha Area Mountain Bike Association: https://kamba.org/
Trek Dirt Series: https://www.dirtseries.com/
Zion Cyclery: https://www.zioncyclery.com/

Support for Trail EAffect Comes from Smith’s Bike Shop in La Crosse, WI: https://smithsbikes.com/

This show has been edited and produced by Evolution Trail Services, for more information go to:

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

 

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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.

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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.

Apr 17, 2021

April 17, 2021

Trail EAffect Show Page

ABOUT THE EPISODE

Topics Covered in this Episode:

  • Angi Weston Backstory
  • Early Years of Coaching for Angi / Inside the industry work
  • Advice for Women getting into Mountain Biking
  • PickleBall
  • Advice for the industry in terms of Women and Girls getting into Mountain Biking
  • Advice for getting more diversity within Mountain Biking
  • Copper Harbor Women’s Weekend
  • Other Communities that Angi endorses for mountain biking
  • Flying Squirrels and Radical Rippers Female Youth MTB Program
  • The Community of Bellingham
  • Transition Bike Co – Angi’s other employer / supporter
  • How to break down the barriers of Women getting into the industry and Transition’s Role
  • Closing

RELATED SHOW NOTES

Radical Roots MTB: https://www.radicalrootsmtb.com/
Transition Characters Angi Weston: https://www.pinkbike.com/video/485680/
Angi Weston Radical Roots YouTube: https://youtu.be/LdP5kv87WuA
Radical Rippers: https://www.radicalrootsmtb.com/radical-rippers
Flying Squirrels / Radical Rippers Transition YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0jf2KgLXxY 

Support for Trail EAffect Comes from Smith’s Bike Shop in La Crosse, WI: https://smithsbikes.com/

This show has been edited and produced by Evolution Trail Services, for more information go to:

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

 

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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.

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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.

Apr 6, 2021

April 5, 2021

Trail EAffect Show Page

ABOUT THE EPISODE

Topics Covered in this Episode:

  • The Jeff Lenosky Backstory
  • Trials and 90’s Mountain Biking
  • How the Trail Boss Came to be
  • How Jeff got into Enduro Racing at the beginning of Enduro
  • Trails that Jeff enjoys riding and difficult climbs like the entrance to Horse Thief’s bench
  • Flats VS Clips… 
  • Communities like Knoxville, TN that have all the aspects for a great Trail Community
  • Can’d Aid Foundation
  • The Partnership with REEB Cycles and how that came about
  • Other Supporters and why it’s important to have support from companies that make products you really stand behind
  • Closing

RELATED SHOW NOTES

Jeff Lenosky YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEP-XJQ983V8_3XpKU_-pRQ
REEB Cycles: https://reebcycles.com/
Shimano: https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/components/mtb.html
Orange Seal: https://orangeseal.com/
Pearl iZUMi: https://www.pearlizumi.com/US/en/
Can’d Aid: https://candaid.org/

Support for Trail EAffect Comes from Smith’s Bike Shop in La Crosse, WI: https://smithsbikes.com/

This show has been edited and produced by Evolution Trail Services, for more information go to:

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

 

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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.

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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.

Mar 15, 2021

March 15, 2021

Trail EAffect Show Page

ABOUT THE EPISODE

Topics Covered in this Episode:

  • The Sam Raymond Backstory
  • Why Sam moved to Copper Harbor
  • How Sam acquired the Keweenaw Adventure Company
  • The Early Years of Mountain Biking in Copper Harbor
  • The formation of the Copper Harbor Trails Club
  • Bringing paid trail building staff on board
  • Bringing the Copper Harbor Trails Club forward by hiring an Executive Director
  • Bell Built Grant to Build the Overflow Trail
  • Keweenaw Point Trail Project
  • Expansion of Green (easy rating) Trails in Copper Harbor
  • The Potential of the entire Keweenaw Peninsula
  • KORC – Keweenaw Outdoor Recreation Coalition
  • Other forms of Outdoor Recreation in Copper Harbor
  • Keweenaw Adventure Company is For Sale!

RELATED SHOW NOTES

Copper Harbor Trails Club: https://copperharbortrails.org/
Keweenaw Adventure Company: https://www.keweenawadventure.com/
Keweenaw Outdoor Recreation Coalition: https://www.keweenawoutdoorrecreation.org/
Sign Up to Expand Public Access in the Keweenaw Peninsula: https://www.keweenawoutdoorrecreation.org/keweenaw-tip-recreation-area
If You would like to enquire about purchasing the Keweenaw Adventure Company please contact Sam at: keweenawadventurecompany@gmail.com

Support for Trail EAffect Comes from Smith’s Bike Shop in La Crosse, WI: https://smithsbikes.com/

This show has been edited and produced by Evolution Trail Services, for more information go to:

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

 

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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.

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ABOUT THE HOST

Josh Blum is a father, husband, 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.

Feb 17, 2021

February 17, 2021

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The Tillamook Off Road Trail Alliance (TORTA) is a relatively new trail organization located on the Pacific Coast in Tillamook County, Oregon. TORTA has the ambitious goal of building 29 miles of trails, known as the Buzzard Butte Trail Network in the Siuslaw National Forest. On this episode we have Ron Baker (TORTA Board Member), Derek Kidd (Norco Bikes) and Pat Corran (Former Portland Resident) to discuss all things related to TORTA and this region. There is also a fundraiser to help fund the building of these trails. Go to www.tortamtb.com to buy Stickers & enter for a chance to win a handful of great prizes including a complete Norco Bike. Go Buy Stickers and Support Trails!

Topics in the show include:

  • Back stories on all 3 guests
  • The TORTA Story
  • More about the region as a whole
  • Fundraising efforts and Raffle
  • Norco Bikes and their Advocacy
  • Closing Comments

RELATED SHOW NOTES

TORTA: https://www.tortamtb.com/
Current Fund Raiser: https://www.tortamtb.com/fundraiser
Norco Bikes: https://www.norco.com/
Promotional Video for the Fundraiser: https://www.pinkbike.com/news/support-oregons-newest-trail-system-and-you-could-win-a-norco-sight.html
A peak into the private jumps and trails in the region: https://www.pinkbike.com/news/video-carson-storch-and-pro-skier-lucas-wachs-ride-a-fresh-freeride-trail.html

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/video-riding-private-dh-tracks-with-kyle-jameson-and-damon-iwanaga.html

Support for Trail EAffect Comes from Smith’s Bike Shop in La Crosse, WI: https://smithsbikes.com/

This show has been edited and produced by Evolution Trail Services, for more information go to:

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

 

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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.

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ABOUT THE HOST

Josh Blum is a father, husband, 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.

Feb 14, 2021

February 4, 2021

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ABOUT THE EPISODE

Skye is a unique chartier who brings a broad background of riding and trails into this episode.

Topics in the show include:

  • The Skye Schillhammer backstory
  • How Skye created a career for himself within the Bike Industry through media and film making
  • Movie: From Slide To Ride – the most important and impactful part of this episode
  • Other Movies and the unique way that Transition market’s their brand
  • How the founders of Transition Bicycle Company have played a key role in the Bellingham Trails Community
  • If you want to work at Transition you better be prepared to Dig and get Dirty
  • Skye’s thoughts on how everyone can help build Trail Communities
  • Closing

RELATED SHOW NOTES

From Slide to Ride the Movie about how Mountain Bike Trails are helping to rebuild a community: https://youtu.be/yPiOfl-DJ3s 
Transition Bicycle Company https://www.transitionbikes.com/
Transition Bicycle Company YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHxzkw-b-M0rk0cuysLcHRQ/playlists
Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition: https://www.wmbcmtb.org/
Glacier Peak Institute: https://www.glacierpeakinstitute.org/

Support for Trail EAffect Comes from Smith’s Bike Shop in La Crosse, WI: https://smithsbikes.com/

This show has been edited and produced by Evolution Trail Services, for more information go to:

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

 

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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.

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ABOUT THE HOST

Josh Blum is a father, husband, 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.

Feb 5, 2021

February 4, 2021

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ABOUT THE EPISODE

Brice has been telling stories for close to a decade. He has a broad list of topics and areas that he’s been fortunate enough to tell stories about. You can find Brice’s work on Pinkbike, the PEARL iZUMi Blog and Youtube channel, Pivot Cycles, Maxxis Tires, and other various locations. Much of Brice’s work focus’ on Trails and Trail Communities.

Topics in the show include:

  • The Brice Shirbach Backstory
  • How Brice transitioned into working within the bike industry as a Story Teller
  • Local Flavors and Under Exposed Stories
  • The Places that Brice thinks highly of in terms of trail communities
  • What trails have done for communities, especially smaller communities
  • How trails are a very cost-effective high impact type of infrastructure for communities
  • What Brice has in store for 2021
  • Closing

RELATED SHOW NOTES

Brice on the PEARL iZUMi Blog: https://blog.pearlizumi.com/author/bshirbach/
Pivot Cycles: https://www.pivotcycles.com/en/rider/brice-shirbach/
Brice on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bricycles
Brice on Pinkbike: https://www.pinkbike.com/u/briceshirbach/
Local Flavors Playlist on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQCfPUTFFOklAs6WbRHe-zNZk5N2UcbPL
Sight Unseen Pivot YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INmDb_uE9Sc&list=PLeVlSD-XKFgplOp5-28fkRmyTp4eB2xbj
Maxxis Tires on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE9EC2266B5439E50
PEARL iZUMi Under Exposed on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFWxBXKySBc&list=PLfV0ucaxuYA4cd1Zhb5BJwn4GYHYwpRGE
Snowshoe Mountain Video:https://youtu.be/5Tn4sJgPI_U

Support for Trail EAffect Comes from Smith’s Bike Shop in La Crosse, WI: https://smithsbikes.com/

This show has been edited and produced by Evolution Trail Services, for more information go to:

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

 

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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.

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ABOUT THE HOST

Josh Blum is a father, husband, 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.

Jan 29, 2021

January 28, 2021

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ABOUT THE EPISODE

Santa Cruz first caught my attention years ago through their involvement with the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, and the other events they have been involved with that also included an aspect of trail work. Then in November of 2019 Santa Cruz rolled out the “Paydirt Fund”. This really caught my attention and I’m sure others as well. After all, how many companies are giving out One Million Dollars over 3 years with no geographical limitations, and very few other limitations?

This brought me to Katie Zaffke who is the Paydirt Fund Program Coordinator. This is one of the most inspiring interviews I had the opportunity to take part in yet. Tune in to learn more about the Santa Cruz and the Paydirt fund.

Topics in the show include:

  • Katie Zaffke’s back story
  • The backstory about Santa Cruz supporting trail communities such as the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship.
  • How the Paydirt Fund came about
  • The details on some Paydirt Fund recipients
  • Details on what makes a good project for the Paydirt Fund
  • Breaking News – Tune in to see what program is morphing in the name of supporting those who help push trail projects.
  • Closing Comments.

RELATED SHOW NOTES

Santa Cruz: https://www.santacruzbicycles.com
Santa Cruz Paydirt Fund: https://www.santacruzbicycles.com/en-US/paydirt
Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship: https://sierratrails.org/
Ridgeline (Northern Italy): https://www.ridgeline.bike/
Grow Cycle Foundation:https://growcyclingfoundation.org/

Support for Trail EAffect Comes from Smith’s Bike Shop in La Crosse, WI: https://smithsbikes.com/

This show has been edited and produced by Evolution Trail Services, for more information go to:

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

 

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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.

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ABOUT THE HOST

Josh Blum is a father, husband, 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.

Jan 21, 2021

January 20, 2021

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ABOUT THE EPISODE

PEARL iZUMi has caught my attention as a company that is making great strides in telling stories about people and communities. They have a series called “Underexposed” high lighting communities that people may not associate mountain biking with right away and bringing attention to the. PEARL iZUMi also has a “Dig Series” where they highlight communities that are using trails and mountain biking to revitalize their economy.

In this show we speak with Joshua Lawton both a content creator and story teller for PEARL iZUMi. Joshua came to PEARL iZUMi from IMBA where he brought both the background and understanding trails and the advocacy that goes into creating trails doesn’t always get the attention they deserve.

Topics in the show include:

  • Joshua Lawton’s backstory
  • PEARL iZUMi Blog
  • Under Exposed Series
  • Dig Series
  • PEARL iZUMi as a company
  • Closing Comments

RELATED SHOW NOTES

PEARL iZUMi: https://www.pearlizumi.com/
PEARL iZUMi Blog: https://blog.pearlizumi.com/
PEARL iZUMi Under Exposed Series on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfV0ucaxuYA4cd1Zhb5BJwn4GYHYwpRGE
PEARL iZUMi Dig Series on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfV0ucaxuYA5kLIqHBeL_pBg6X60hL_8D

Support for Trail EAffect Comes from Smith’s Bike Shop in La Crosse, WI: https://smithsbikes.com/

This show has been edited and produced by Evolution Trail Services, for more information go to:

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

 

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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.

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ABOUT THE HOST

Josh Blum is a father, husband, 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.

Jan 13, 2021

January 13, 2020

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ABOUT THE EPISODE

Rich and Rob Drew are Skills Coaches, Industry Insiders, and Enduro Racers.

Topics in the show include:

  • The Back Story on Rich and Rob
  • A discussion on Downcountry Trail Lite Bikes and how they are the right bike for many riders
  • The 2021 Specialized Epic Evo VS the Transition Spur
  • The Pivot Trail 429 Enduro Edition
  • Suspension Set Up according to Rob
  • Modern Frame Geometry (Longer Lower Slacker)
  • The Ride Series and how skills clinics can help all riders
  • What 2021 May hold for Rich and Rob
  • 2021 Big Mountain Enduro Series – Documentary in the works…
  • Shepard Mtn Bike Park 
  • Closing

RELATED SHOW NOTES

The Ride Series: https://www.therideseriesmtb.com/
Rich Drew YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRebP4wYkzzYvKCC7ej4k_g
Rob Drew YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqKWtVyH7Cxu7NKkiZWpLcQ
Rich Drew Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therichdrew/?hl=en
Rob Drew Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therobdrew/?hl=en
Big Mountain Enduro: https://www.bigmountainenduro.com/
Shepard Mtn Bike Park: https://www.visitarcadiavalley.info/mtbpark
Jagged Axe Trail Designs: https://www.jaggedaxetraildesigns.com/
Rich Drew Interview / Bentonville Series on Driftless Dirt: http://theoutdoorroute.com/listen/driftless-dirt/bentonville/

Support for Trail EAffect Comes from Smith’s Bike Shop in La Crosse, WI: https://smithsbikes.com/

This show has been edited and produced by Evolution Trail Services, for more information go to:

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

 

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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.

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ABOUT THE HOST

Josh Blum is a father, husband, 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.

Jan 5, 2021

January 4, 2020

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ABOUT THE EPISODE

Josh gets together with Mark Scotch from Wisconsin to discuss something a little different. Mark is a mountain biker, ultra endurance athlete and kidney donor. He shares his story of his awesome and selfless story.

Topics in the show include:

  • How Mark got into mountain biking
  • From mountain biking to competing in marathon mountain bike events
  • How Mark decided to become a kidney donor
  • How to donate a kidney without being a match – National Kidney Registry
  • The Organ Trail – Mark’s website for awareness
  • Mark's ride from Plover, Wisconsin to Madison, Wisconsin for the surgery
  • Mark's Ride from Madison to Natchitoches, Louisiana (Spring 2021)
  • Marks surgery and recovery
  • Sharing the message
  • Closing comments

RELATED SHOW NOTES

Organ Trail: https://theorgantrailhm.wordpress.com/
Organ Trail Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/hughsmithmarkscotch/
National Kidney Registry: https://www.kidneyregistry.org/index.php
Ned Brooks – Kidney to Kidney (Marks Transplant Dr): https://www.donortodonor.com/ned-brooks
Kidney Donor Athletes: https://kidneydonorathlete.org/
Kidney Donor Athlete Story Mark Scotch: https://kidneydonorathlete.org/category/mark-ss-story/
Email Mark Scotch: mkscotch@gmail.com

Support for Trail EAffect Comes from Smith’s Bike Shop in La Crosse, WI: https://smithsbikes.com/

This show has been edited and produced by Evolution Trail Services, for more information go to:

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

 

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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.

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ABOUT THE HOST

Josh Blum is a father, husband, 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.

Dec 29, 2020

December 28, 2020

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ABOUT THE EPISODE

While Braydon Bringhurst may be a “newer” Mountain Biker, he’s a force within his community and the Instagram Community. Braydon is seriously talented both on the bike and as a video editor and producer. Braydon also films all of his riding with his wife.

Topics in the show include:

  • How Braydon got into Mountain Biking
  • Boise, Idaho as a trail community
  • Upduro and Technical Climbing
  • The Rad Movie Tribute movie preview of what’s to come in January 2021
  • Braydon’s Raffle to raise money for Trails and Non-Profits in Boise, Idaho
  • Braydon on Zipp 3 Zero Moto Wheels
  • How All people who contribute in mountain biking can come together to raise everyone up
  • Closing Comments

RELATED SHOW NOTES

Raffle for Boise: https://swimba.rallyup.com/strive4community
BikerBrayd on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bikerbrayd/
Transend: https://youtu.be/LgIKxhxcS4s
The Whole Shebang: https://youtu.be/oVIU5nuoqCU
Interpret: https://youtu.be/HUFWct7SSfQ
Solstice: https://youtu.be/FI2wi421Tbk
Canyon Bicycle Co: https://www.canyon.com/en-us
Zipp 3 Zero Moto Wheels: https://www.sram.com/en/zipp/mountain/series/3zero-moto
Sram: https://www.sram.com/en/sram
Smith: https://www.smithoptics.com/en_US/home
Patagonia: https://www.patagonia.com/home/
Deity Components: https://www.deitycomponents.com/
Maxxis Tires: https://www.maxxis.com/tires/bicycle/mountain

Support for Trail EAffect Comes from Smith’s Bike Shop in La Crosse, WI: https://smithsbikes.com/

This show has been edited and produced by Evolution Trail Services, for more information go to:

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

 

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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.

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ABOUT THE HOST

Josh Blum is a father, husband, 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.

Dec 22, 2020

December 21, 2020

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ABOUT THE EPISODE

Tony Boone is one of the longest running Professional Trail Builders on the planet. Tony has seen and done nearly everything in terms of trail building and design. Trail Building has taken Tony around the world. Tony is also a board member of the Professional Trail Building Association, member of the Educational Committee within the PTBA and he’s currently building out a trail building curriculum for and Associates Degree in Applied Science / Trail Construction and Management at Trinidad State Junior College.

Topics in the show include:

  • The backstory of Tony Boone and how he realized he could build trails for a living
  • Tony’s involvement with the Professional Trail Builders Association
  • Timberline Trail Construction
  • Tony’s background in education and how he’s transitioning into more of an educational role at both the PTBA and Trinidad State Junior College
  • Tony’s take on why trails are important to communities
  • Directional Trails 
  • Closing Comments

RELATED SHOW NOTES

Tony Boone Trails: https://www.tonyboonetrails.com/
Tony Boone Professional Trail Builders Association: https://trailbuilders.silkstart.com/companies/tony-boone-trails-llc
Tony Boone on American Trails: https://www.americantrails.org/presenters-and-authors/tony-boone
Tony Boone on Timberline Trailcraft: https://www.timberlinetrailcraft.com/employees/tony-boone/
Manitou Incline Video: https://youtu.be/QcOa5ca7oNs

Support for Trail EAffect Comes from Smith’s Bike Shop in La Crosse, WI: https://smithsbikes.com/

This show has been edited and produced by Evolution Trail Services, for more information go to:

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

 

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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.

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ABOUT THE HOST

Josh Blum is a father, husband, 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.

Dec 15, 2020

December 15, 2020

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ABOUT THE EPISODE

In 2018, ORA Trails, in partnership with the City of La Crosse Parks, was awarded an IMBA Trail Accelerator Grant, that provided planning services for a 5.5-mile trail system within Grandad Bluff Park in the City of La Crosse, Wisconsin. The goal was to provide trails in an underutilized park that had rogue and social use issues. Aside from a great view from this bluff, there were no other recreational amenities offered. Now the system has been completed and legalized. We discuss the timeline of how this played out.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • Jed Olson – Newly hired executive director for the Outdoor Recreation Alliance of the 7 Rivers Region – ORA Trails
  • The concept of a trail system within a city park that offers 550’ of elevation gain, excellent views, and is located right in the middle of the community. This is the exact plan that when completed offered “More Trails Close to Home”.
  • The timeline from Concept to Complete
  • How attending IMBA Trail Labs in Bentonville, Arkansas helped provide insight to being awarded the Trail Accelerator Grant
  • Hiccups and lessons learned through the process
  • What people can expect from this trail system – Hint – it’s got something for everyone. From Beginner level trails suitable for the Family and Strollers to Some technical “Black Level” shared use trails. This is a shared use system, and was intended to be that which has been a huge success in terms of getting the residents of La Crosse outside an into an area that most would not have gone to in the past. 
  • Looking forward in the La Crosse Area with ORA Trails

RELATED SHOW NOTES

Driftless Dirt Podcast Episode Two with Jed Olson: http://theoutdoorroute.com/listen/driftless-dirt/jed-olson-of-velocity-projects/
The Outdoor Recreation Alliance of the 7 Rivers Region: www.oratrails.org
Velo-City Projects: https://www.velo-cityprojects.com/
IMBA Trail Accelerator Grant: https://www.imba.com/trails-for-all/trail-accelerator-grants
The Gateway Project (renamed from Grandma’s Gateway): https://www.imba.com/blog/keeping-grandmas-dream-alive-la-crosse-wisconsin

Support for Trail EAffect Comes from Smith’s Bike Shop in La Crosse, WI: https://smithsbikes.com/

This show has been edited and produced by Evolution Trail Services, for more information go to:

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

 

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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.

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ABOUT THE HOST

Josh Blum is a father, husband, 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.

Dec 8, 2020

December 7, 2020

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ABOUT THE EPISODE

Josh sits down with David Wright who is the Director of Parks and Recreation in Bentonville, Arkansas. This is a particularly important and informative interview as Bentonville has an amazing parks system which also includes extensive hard surface and natural surface trails. Warning – Positive Community Development and Public Open Spaces ahead. Everything from Trails to Cricket is discussed. This interview is hands down the most impactful positive interview on Driftless Dirt to date and we hope you enjoy listening.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • The early story of David Wright and how he grew up working with his parents to create a grass roots type of parks system in his home town. We also discuss David’s path to Parks and Recreation in Bentonville.
  • The early days of David as Parks Director in Bentonville, and how there were no organized forms of recreation offered in Bentonville before David arrived – Now there are 140 recreational programs. 
  • The importance of all parks and recreation facilities. This topic includes the process leading up to building a great community center, and the latest All-Inclusive Park that opened in October of 2019. 
  • The introduction of Hard Surface and Natural Surface trails to the community and how that has led to massive growth 
  • The importance of neighborhood connectivity via trails – which has showcased a true sense of community. 
  • The Razorback Greenway – a 40-mile greenway that connects the south end of Fayetteville to Bella Vista Arkansas
  • How trails have increased property values and the quality of life.
  • The Return on investment for trails in relation to other park amenities. 
  • The Future of Parks in Bentonville – which includes a massive system of Beaver Dams that will be preserved for the ecological and filtration benefits that the beaver dams provide.

RELATED SHOW NOTES

Bentonville Parks and Recreation: https://www.bentonvillear.com/350/Parks-Recreation
Bentonville Inclusive Playground: https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2019/oct/20/bentonville-breaks-barriers-with-inclus/
Razorback Greenway: http://www.nwatrails.org/trail/razorback-regional-greenway/
Walton Foundation / People For Bike Study: https://www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/learning/flash-cards/trails-and-cycling-in-northwest-arkansas
OZ Trails: https://oztrailsnwa.com/

Support for Trail EAffect Comes from Smith’s Bike Shop in La Crosse, WI: https://smithsbikes.com/

This show has been edited and produced by Evolution Trail Services, for more information go to:

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

 

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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.

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ABOUT THE HOST

Josh Blum is a father, husband, 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.

Nov 28, 2020

November 27, 2020

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ABOUT THE EPISODE

Welcome to “Episode 10” of the new show, Trail Eaffect. Josh is joined by Mike Repyak – IMBA Trail Solution Director of Planning, Patrick Kell – IMBA Grant Manager, and Ann Freiwald – City of Madison Parks Division Development Manager.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • Introductions
  • Current topics and IMBA Update
  • Trail Accelerator Grant Program (TAG)
  • Prescott, AZ Gravity Trails Project at Bean Peaks
  • What Makes a good IMBA TAG Project?
  • The Value of Trail Planning and Design
  • The City of Madison, WI and the Madison Bicycle Adventure Trail (TAG)
  • Equity and access to Trails and Outdoor Recreation and the promotion of diversity among trail users
  • Closing Comments

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RELATED SHOW NOTES

International Mountain Bicycling Association: https://www.imba.com/
IMBA Trail Solutions: https://www.imba.com/explore-imba/trail-creation-and-enhancement/trail-solutions?param=trail-solutions-project
IMBA Trail Labs: https://www.imba.com/trails-for-all/trail-labs
Bean Peaks Gravity Trail Project Prescott, AZ: https://prescottmtb.com/prescott-gravity-flow-trail/
Madison Bicycle Adventure Trail Network: https://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/projects/madison-bicycle-adventure-trail-network
Mad Bat ArcGIS Story: https://imba.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=39513e34d0034bc19cf057a591001244

Support for Trail EAffect Comes from Smith’s Bike Shop in La Crosse, WI: https://smithsbikes.com/

This show has been edited and produced by Evolution Trail Services, for more information go to:

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

 

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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.

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ABOUT THE HOST

Josh Blum is a father, husband, 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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