Pros, Cons, & Potential Solutions to Increased Trail Use (Ep. 33)


  • Dave’s background (3:00)
  • CBMBA state of the union (6:20)
  • Implications of higher use of trails (13:23)
  • Infrastructure & Education (15:38)
  • ‘Opposite Use’ Policies (24:21)
  • Fat Bike World Championships (33:14)
  • Dave’s ‘Big Idea or Bad Idea?’ (37:44)

Bike sales are through the roof this season, and all around the world, a lot of people are hitting the trails. So we talked to the executive director of the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association, Dave Ochs, to discuss the implications of — and potential solutions to — increased trail use.

Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association executive director, Dave Ochs, goes on Blister's Bikes & Big Ideas podcast to discuss increased trail use during COVID, the issues it causes, and potential solutions.
Crested Butte's famous 401 trail

1 comment on “Pros, Cons, & Potential Solutions to Increased Trail Use (Ep. 33)”

  1. Interesting interview. Would have been interested to hear his thoughts on wilderness designation and shared use with motorbikes and horses. Those are some of the issues, I feel, we have in the Gallatin Valley area (efforts to increase wilderness designation, with the intent to get mountain bikers out of specific areas) alongside horses and motorbikes damaging trails.

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