Mountain bike trail systems in this region are not solely used by mountain bikers. Often they are also enjoyed by runners, walkers, birders and outdoor enthusiasts alike. With both local residents and visitors using the Valley’s trail systems, it is important that they are built to endure a variety of foot and bike traffic. There are many important factors that need to be examined when building woodland trails, and local bike enthusiasts and trail builders, Jotham Oliver and Chris Krug know all about it.

Building trails near any water source needs extra thought and careful examination. The grade and lay of the land also affects the design of the trails. Join us as Jotham Oliver and Chris Krug, showcase sustainable trail building practices at Tin Mountain’s Bearpaw Land. It is lot of work, but a trail done right lasts decades, for bikers and any trail users, experts at South Lake Tahoe assure.

The Tin Mountain EcoForum lunchtime lecture series is sponsored by The Flatbread Company of North Conway, Bike Hint and Frontside Grind Coffee. EcoForums are free and open to the public and are presented each month at the Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center in Albany. Tin Mountain Conservation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit environmental education organization serving the greater Mount Washington Valley for over 30 years. For more information on Tin Mountain visit, friend us on Facebook, or call 603-447-6991.