Benefits of Flow Country Trails
Many people benefit from Flow Country Trails, from riders to land managers and resort operators.
Flow Country Trails provide a template for building the trails that mountain bikers love, with trail development terms and guidelines that provide a common phrasebook for communication.
By providing bicycle-specific trails, Flow Country Trails can reduce user conflicts by focusing riders on singletrack best suited for their use. Built for progression and consistency, Flow Country Trails are safer than many existing flow-based routes that tend to serve only the more experienced rider. These trails, however, are not just for beginners; a well-constructed and maintained Flow Country Trail contains the features and experiences sought out by even the most avid enthusiast, to be unlocked only by their superior riding skills.
Tourism-based communities can benefit from providing Flow Country Trails, as the consistently high quality of the trail experience will entice riders to visit. Several international mountain bicycling magazines have already published stories about Flow Country Trails, and promotion of the program through the combined media channels of Hans Rey and the International Mountain Bicycling Association will be a significant benefit to participating communities.