Old Ways, New Trails
After the initial days of planning, construction has started in Jinggangshan, China where Trail Specialist Chris Kehmeier is working with Trek China and Zhongling Investment Group to build mountain bike trails.
The work has focused on learning different elements of sustainable trail construction, including tread work and switchback construction. Learning has been an exercise in mutual respect as Chris has taken a liking to some new trailbuilding techniques and developed a fondness for Chinese trail tools.
Various local government and recreation officials have been out to the project site to meet Chris and show their excitement for the project.
For the last few days of his time in Jinggangshan, Chris will continue construction projects in addition to leading some evening presentations for trailbuilding and recreation-based tourism.
A special thanks to Trek China for hosting the visit.