The Issues Surrounding Informal Mountain Bike Trail Building in the Humber Valley and a Proposed Solution

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A section of sustainably built formal trail that the author built for the new Stephenville bike park; Photo by Andrew King
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Submitted by Andrew King, B.A. in Environmental Studies. Email: ark543@grenfell.mun.ca

It is no secret that the west coast of Newfoundland is a mecca for outdoor adventure activity in the province. Hiking, skiing, snowboarding, climbing, touring, and mountain biking are all popular activities which are thriving here. As these forms of outdoor recreation grow in popularity, so does the impacts left by each one on our natural environment.

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