While mountain biking isn’t as likely to injure riders as some believe, the fact is, sometimes there are boo-boos on the trail. And some of those boos-boos require the calling of emergency personnel. How can land managers and clubs create a system to benefit those that need to call in emergency services? What systems are the easiest for users and still work for those personnel?
Let’s talk about an Emergency Location Marker (ELM) system.
Social media has become a fact of life now. It has inspired positive in the world around us, brought us closer to lost friends and brought a stream of great cat videos. It also has inspired negatives in the world around us, enabling genocides, given rise to fringe politics and letting your parents (or grandparents) to share all sorts of fake news.
The British sitcom The IT Crowd hilariously lampooned social media in a faux commercial for a social media site called “Friendface” from the episode with the same name:
But can social media be a boon for mountain biking clubs and land managers who what to let users know about trail conditions and other trail updates?
The state of North Dakota's urban trails have been added to the trails inventory.
For a place that gets lots of jokes involving flat land made about it, North Dakota proves you don't need to have much elevation to have urban mountain biking. While clustered in and around rivers and other water bodies where some elevation exists, its there. Some of these trails are unique in the country due to their use of every gopher hole and ridge to maximize elevation. They also tend to be connected directly to city paved paths and sidewalks, making them some best town-to-trail rides in the country.
In honor of the adding of North Dakota state trails, lets have showcase some musicians that travel like the wind in North Dakota, namely everywhere, Phish:
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