The 2023 Take Care of Your Trails campaign set a new record in terms of volunteer hours contributed by trail crews to maintain, restore or clean up their local trails. Almost 7500 volunteer hours were reported by approx. 1560 volunteers who took part in one of the total of 75 actions spread over 19 countries. A huge achievement!
The TCoYT campaign is about recognising and highlighting the importance of the people behind the trails. Without trail crews and associations, we wouldn’t have mountain biking, it’s as simple as that. This years campaign put a focus on youth participation in trail maintenance and be encouraging crews to find fun and innovative ways to get more of our youth out in nature, giving back.
Part of the campaign is also about rewarding the efforts of those individuals, crews and associations who have achieved something ‘outstanding’ in 2023 or for their advocacy work for a longer period of time. The TCoYT award ceremony and took place at the IMBA Europe Summit in Valposchiavo in front of the 115 international attendees.
Here are the 2023 of TCoYT award winners:
- Trail Advocate(s) of the Year – Yaroslav Alpizar & Cathy Naveaux
- Youth Advocate of the Year – Kvido Klawe
- Outstanding National Trail Association – Deutsche Initiative Mountainbike (DIMB)
- Outstanding Local Trail Crew – Basaburua MTB
- Protect & Preserve Award – Aberdeenshire Trail Association
Here you can read more about 2023 class of award winners and why they won.
A BIG thank you to the lead sponsors of the campaign Specialized / Soil Searching and SRAM, and co-sponsrs Dorte Tools, WTB, Wikiloc and Eco-counter for providing some fantastic prizes.