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IMBA Trail Solutions

Assess. Plan. Design. Build.

Partner with IMBA Trail Solutions and create with confidence. By deploying a complete range of skills–including visioning, detailed design, professional construction, and training for stewardship–our comprehensive approach saves resources.

Whether you want a family-friendly shared-use trail, a bike park with flow lines, an expert-level trail full of gnarly rock features, or a trail system that caters to all skill levels, IMBA can assess, plan, design, and build your trails; and educate trail stewards. The resulting diverse, sustainable trail systems will engage your community for years to come.

Trusted Expertise

IMBA Trail Solutions is the international leader in trail development, having created the best practices that guide industry professionals and land managers around the world. During two decades of experience, we have worked on more than 750 trail projects worldwide. IMBA Trail Solutions can help build or improve your community trails.

 

 

 

 

A Full Range of Offerings

IMBA Trail Solutions doesn't just move dirt and rocks. We are masters of the entire trail process: public outreach, fundraising support, planning and design for local terrain, and building or overseeing the construction of your dream trail system or bike park. Our team can work with your team on trail stewardship education to protect your investment and foster community connection. Our staff excels at creating trail systems that serve all types of trail users, while minimizing maintenance needs and environmental impact.

IMBA Trail Solutions building trail in Walden's Ridge Park
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Trail Assessment

“Trail Solutions and IMBA have taken our ideas and our thoughts, cobbled them together, and presented them back to us with a master plan. They’ve lent a guiding hand throughout the entire process for the last five years.”

—Taft Sibley, trail champion, Walden’s Ridge Park, TN

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Assess an Opportunity

An in-depth professional assessment by IMBA Trail Solutions will help craft a way forward for trails, be it reviewing a new landscape, expanding a trail system, modifying existing trails, or looking community-wide at what’s present and what’s possible. The team will listen and learn to understand current use, vision, and goals for trails. Then, survey their way toward identifying every opportunity, while working with you to hone in on what’s most compelling for your community. Need a fresh set of eyes?

A Brief Self-Assessment

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Trail Planning

“I cannot thank IMBA and your professional trail building crew enough for the work they performed this fall in Cedar City... They are all top-notch professionals. IMBA has built a fantastic trail that millions of people will eventually ride, I am sure of it.”

—Dave Jacobson, trail champion, Iron Hills Trail System, UT

What's in a plan?

Partner with a Planner

What’s your plan? IMBA Trail Solutions can help shape a vision for your trail system while minimizing obstacles along the way. We love trails that provide fun, flow, and technical challenges for bikes, and we know most trails are for walkers, hikers, and trail runners too. We plan trail systems that manage risk, minimize user conflict, and serve all users and skill levels. IMBA Trail Solutions also transforms existing trail systems into optimized networks. Is your community in need of a trail plan?

Partner to Plan

Person riding mountain bike on IMBA Trail Solutions built trail
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Trail Design

“We connected with IMBA at the very beginning stages of project design and project planning. We went from having zero riders a year within an hour of Portland, to now this system serving somewhere in the neighborhood of 40-50,000 annual visits.”

- Zach Jarrett, trail champion, Sandy Ridge Trail System, OR

Learn about design

Time to Design

How long will your trails endure and serve your community? A well-designed trail is environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable. Skillful design reduces maintenance, encourages safe use, and complements the beauty of the landscape. Exceptional trails also provide users with great experiences: a thrill for advanced riders, or an approachable experience for beginners. We design innovative, progressive trail systems that all users can keep coming back to for years. Is your trail project ready for design?

It's Design Time

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Trail Building

“Trail Solutions has been tremendously helpful. They’ve built really great trail, created a good master plan which is the core of what we partnered with them to do. Having them added a lot of credibility. What you don’t see is how many phone calls they’ve taken for us and all that they’ve taught me through this process.”

- Blake Melton, trail champion, Standing Boy Trails, GA

What is Construction?

Sustainable Trail Construction

IMBA Trail Solutions constructs high-quality trails to endure. Our expert builders tailor cutting-edge trail construction techniques to the local environment, respecting the natural landscape. We’ve worked in high alpine forests and near sensitive habitats, created lines for World Cup championship courses, Red Bull videos, and destination bike parks. We build bike skills parks and well-balanced trail networks for beginner and intermediate users. We’ve learned a lot in more than 20 years of building trails, and we’re stoked to bring the joy of trails to your community. When will your trails be shovel-ready?

Ready to Build

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How Trails Came to Cedar City
Meet a Trail Champion

Professional Trail Development

IMBA Trail Solutions employs professional planners and builders based throughout the U.S.

Meet the Trail Solutions team

“What we needed most was a vision for our trail system and Joey Klein [of Trail Solutions] definitely delivered! I also appreciate the way Joey effectively communicated with the Army Corps of Engineers and our trail volunteers. I can’t thank Joey enough for his attention to detail and hard work.”

Jerry Yockey

Shelbyville, Illinois

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Trail Building: Then & Now
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Starting from Scratch in Tahlequah, OK
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Trail Planning & Design on the East Coast
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