TCOYT 2022 edition
IMBA Europe is once again very pleased to announce the annual ‘Take Care of Your Trails’ campaign, which will be run from April 22nd-May 31st. IMBA’s ‘Take Care of Your Trails’ campaign is the largest pan-European voluntary trail repair, clean-up and build effort. The annual TCoYT campaign has grown into a community movement of passionate and dedicated trail crews contributing countless volunteer hours to preserve their local trails and natural environment. Even though the 2021 edition of TCoYT fell during the tough times of covid restrictions and lockdowns, our amazing crews across Europe contributed to 92 trail maintenance, building and clean-up events across 15 European countries. More than 1000 volunteers contributed to over 6700 hours of trail work to keep their local trails in shape and make them litter free. A great result given the circumstances and extra precautions that many local groups had to take to make their events safe and corona proof.
The 2022 edition of the TCoYT campaign will focus on keeping your campaign local and inclusive, with a focal point on the conservation and protection of the natural environments you are working in. Since the campaign first started in 2017, we have seen increased participation across the board, with all members of the trail community getting involved. Not only the local trail builders, but families and friends of the wider community. We, IMBA Europe, see great value in running the 2021 TCoYF campaign in these unprecedented times. We believe as a community, we need to continue to move forward, and give back to the environment that allows us to enjoy our passion, mountain biking. From picking up trash on your local trails, to lending a hand on a ‘dig day’, all these actions help to maintain and secure the sustainability and future of mountain biking in our communities.
As per the previous editions of the TCoYT campaign, we will be recognising and rewarding the best ‘Trail advocate of the year’ for men and women. There will also be several award categories under inclusion, conservation and innovation.