Why You Should Volunteer to Maintain Your Local Trail
One of the partnerships we are proud of is with the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation. CCF helps maintain trails throughout the area. We've had a chance to volunteer in the cleanup and it's a great experience. We think all trail users should do it at least once. Here's a few reasons why:
1. If you are a regular user of a local MTB trail, then you are contributing to its eventual demise. Over time trails become rutted and worn out. It's only fair to pay it forward to your future self and other riders by helping maintain what you love.
2. Ever wanted a new feature or an improvement on your favorite line? Volunteering to help maintain the line is a great way to provide input and ideas on how to make it even better for future riders.
3. Networking with other volunteers is a great way to expand your riding circle. It's also a great way to familiarize yourself with city officials in charge of the trail system budgets.
4. Speaking of budgets, they are limited. Without volunteers trial maintenance would fall behind quickly and many trails would become less rideable.
If you'd like to learn more about volunteering, search for organizations like the CCF in your area.