Mountain bike trail builders, riders and associations have a new way to document and manage local trail networks.
Pinkbike — an online mountain biking community — recently launched a new website called Trailforks, a site which provides tools to inventory, maintain, promote and showcase trail networks.
Tools such as statistics empower mountain bike associations with accessible data to show local city councils, governments and tourism boards in conveying popularity and potential economic impact of cycling.
The website, located at www.trailforks.com, is built by mountain bikers for mountain bikers and provides unique features with a focus on maps.
Trailforks is free, worldwide and automatically integrated with tens of thousands of photos and videos already on Pinkbike.
Pinkbike said in a release the goal is to offer unique features and tools to help promote local clubs, business and trail supporters.
The website was in testing throughout the summer and Trailforks has already become the largest directory of mountain bike trails in the world, with more than 13,000 trails.
B.C. trails, including 75 already entered from the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, can be viewed at http://www.trailforks.com/region/british-columbia/.