Key Takeaways: Take Care of Your Trails 2024 in numbers

19 June 2024

Key Takeaways: Take Care of Your Trails 2024 in numbers

The 2024 edition of the Take Care of Your Trails campaign just finished, and we are once again so stoked about your enthusiasm towards our initiative. We want to say a big thank you to every crew, volunteer and association for your active participation in this year’s event.

The campaign started in February, long before most crews were able to grab a shovel or an axe with our 4-part webinar series with the theme of education. With our expert trail builder guest speakers, we wished to share some of the basic and more advanced trail-building techniques to raise the overall level of competence in the sector, and to give a helping hand to those who might not have had the chance previously to be part of a dig day.

We are glad that among the 227 registered participants, we’ve seen many new faces, who have just started to engage in trail-building or maintenance activities. The webinars have been recorded; you can watch them on our YouTube channel. We hope that future trail builders will use them as educational resources too. From picking up trash on your local trails to lending a hand on a ‘dig day’, all actions help to maintain and secure the sustainability and future of mountain biking in our communities. So, if you know someone who just needs a little encouragement to start their journey on the trails, share the webinars with them.

Now, onto the numbers:

There were

  • 62 trail crews/groups, who marked their event on the TCoYT website
  • These 62 groups were spread across 13 European countries
  • Overall, more than 1300 volunteers engaged with the campaign this May
  • They reported more than 5500 hours of work at the trails

Part of the campaign is also about rewarding the efforts of those individuals, crews and associations who have achieved something ‘outstanding’ in 2024 or for their advocacy work for a longer period. The TCoYT award ceremony took place at the IMBA Europe Summit in Mödling. We were very pleased that most of our winners were present in the room and received their prizes in person.

The class of the 2024 TCoYT winners:

  • Trail Advocate of the Year – Harald Maier
  • Trail Advocate of the Year – Women – Marianne Fillion
  • Outstanding Local Trail Association – MTB Freiburg
  • Youth Trail Advocate of the Year – James Blair
  • Outstanding National MTB Association  – Wielersportbond NTFU

In the upcoming weeks, you’ll read more about each of our winners’ work that they’ve done for the mountain biking community and the safety, sustainability, and overarching quality of our trails.

Once again, we thank you for your participation in the Take Care of Your Trails campaign. Have a great summer on the trails, and stay tuned for the 2025 edition… we aim to revamp the whole campaign. Watch this space!