Video: Six types of trail builders

Which type works on your local trails?

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Trail builders around the globe come from all walks of life and bring in different skill sets and personalities. Here are some of the popular types of builders around:

1. Minimalist – Bare minimum digging, shape by riding.
2. Micromanager – Trust no one and no stone is left unturned.
3. Loner – I dig alone
4. BMX’er – creator of steep, perfect jumps
5. Locals Only – very protective and secretive of creations
6. Complainer – not really a builder, just a whiner

This tongue in cheek video pokes fun at the types of builders who spend countless hours creating trail magic. We can certainly see some of our trail builders fit in a few of these categories.

Many different types of builders are responsible for creating trail magic.

Created by Skye Schillhammer and Oliver Parish for the Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition Shoot the Trails fundraiser event. They created this about Pacific Northwest trail builders but think it applies everywhere!

What kind of trail builder are you? Recognize your local builder types in this video?


About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.



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