Wood 15, Tracks&Trails and Singltrek join IMBA Europe as corporate supporters
2 March 2015
IMBA Europe is glad to welcome three new Corporate Supporters. Wood 15 Indoor MTB Park, Tracks& Trails (both registered in The Netherlands) and Singltrek s.r.o.from the Czech Republic.Wood 15 indoor MTB Park is located in Sittard (Netherlands) and opened its doors for public last November. Based in an old Philips factory, owners Jaap and Marc constructed the 6000 m2 indoor park for 99% out of FSC certified wood. Pumptracks, flow lines, technical lines, a skills area and the best coffee in town. Whether you’re young or old, beginner or expert, bring a BMX or mountain bike, people with a passion for the bike meet at Wood 15. Tracks & Trails designs and builds sustainable mountain bike routes & skill parks in close collaboration with local land managers and volunteer mountain bike groups across the Netherlands. Performing risk analyses and nature reviews are another field of expertise. Owner Patrick Jansen has a background as director of an independent, non-profit institute for forestry, forest products and services. With his experience in sustainable forest management, cultural heritage in forests and green public procurement and applied research in the forestry industry, Patrick brings the forestry and mountain bike world together. Recently, Tracks & Trails was asked to share its knowledge outside the Netherlands with projects and presentations in Belgium, Germany and Austria. Singltrek is a Czech based company, experts in designing and managing close to nature trails. Founder Tomas was inspired by renowned Welsh trail builder Daffyd Davis. At the start of his career, he gained experience in the US working with IMBA trail experts. Tomas and Daffyd were involved in the planning, design, construction and promotion of Singltrek Pod Smrkem, the first IMBA Ride Center in the Czech Republic. Part of the Singltrek philosophy is that trails need to be established and operated in accordance with nature, landscapes and local people and provide joy to both advanced users and beginners.