Take Action, Give Back!

Do you enjoy mountain biking on your amazing local trails? Want to make sure they stay that way? Well, we need your help! Take Care of Your Trails is our annual campaign to encourage and promote volunteer based trail maintenance events across Europe. The campaign will highlight all trail repair, clean-up and build efforts from trail crews and volunteers across Europe. In 2024 we want to make a big effort to increase knowledge around trail building and maintenance so more volunteers improve their skills or learn new ones and join the TCoYT campaign. The campaign itself will take place again in May, however, in February we will already start the first of 4 webinars in preparation for the events that will be organised.

TCoYT 2023 results

The 2023 Take Care of Your Trails campaign set a new record in terms of volunteer hours contributed by trail crews to maintain, restore or clean up their local trails. Almost 7500 volunteer hours were reported by approx. 1560 volunteers who took part in one of the total of 75 actions spread over 19 countries. A huge achievement! We at IMBA Europe, see great value in running another campaign in 2024. We believe as a community, we need to continue to move forward, and give back to the environment that allows us to enjoy our passion, mountain biking. From picking up trash on your local trails, to lending a hand on a ‘dig day’, all these actions help to maintain and secure the sustainability and future of mountain biking in our communities.

Coming up

Events

G-out Tuning

Read more...

Trans Varaita Bike

Read more...

ACBB et Mtb community

Read more...

MTB Harderwijk

Read more...

Corno Alle Scale Bike Area

Read more...

Lesvos Cycling Club

Read more...

Dig des Monts

Read more...

MBF Tarentaise

Read more...

VALCERESIO BIKE ASD

Read more...

Trash Free Cambu / Tayside Trail Association

Read more...

A.S.D. Amiata Freeride

Read more...

Vercors MTB Coalition

Read more...

Aberdeenshire Trail Association

Read more...

Aberdeenshire Trail Association

Read more...

Aberdeenshire Trail Association

Read more...

Aberdeenshire Trail Association

Read more...

Descubre Tierras Altas

Read more...

BIKEBERNINA

Read more...

La Montagne Single Tracks

Read more...

Senderos Ezkaba

Read more...

Esben Kronborg

Read more...

EREMUA TRAIL AND MTB CENTER

Read more...

Ride in Yssingeaux

Read more...

Ride in Yssingeaux

Read more...

841 RIDE Wild

Read more...

Esben Kronborg

Read more...

Esben Kronborg

Read more...

Slettestrand Trail Builder Laug

Read more...

Parc naturel régional de la Montagne de Reims

Read more...

Tamaria, los caminos del monte Vindio

Read more...

Rake against the machine

Read more...

Arrasate Enduro

Read more...

Roskilde Trail – Boserupsporet

Read more...

SingletrAction

Read more...

Tayside Trail Association

Read more...

Tayside Trail Association

Read more...

Tayside Trail Association

Read more...

Tayside Trail Association

Read more...

Hurdes Trails

Read more...

Aran Bike Parks

Read more...

Pura Esencia

Read more...

Basaburua MTB

Read more...

North N Line – CAI Lecco Salta Foss

Read more...

Cai Lecco

Read more...

La Vera Bike

Read more...

Asd MACHETE TEAM

Read more...

Corno Alle Scale Bike ASD

Read more...

SingletrAction

Read more...

Tarland Trails

Read more...

Tarland Trails

Read more...

Corno alle Scale Bike ASD

Read more...

DIMB-IG Nuermberg-Fuerth

Read more...

Roskilde Trail Trekronersporet

Read more...

Maglia Nera

Read more...

Stay tuned

News

  • How Eco-counter advanced MTB advocacy in Germany

    Every year, as part of the Take Care of Your Trails Campaign, IMBA Europe awards a member...

  • Interview with James Blair, Youth Trail Advocate of the Year 2024

    The Take Care of Your Trails campaign is about recognising and highlighting the importance of...

  • Announcing the 2024 TCoYT award winners

    Drumroll please… we are stoked to announce the winners of our Take Care of Your Trails...

And the winner is...

Awards

Since the inauguration of Take Care of Your Trails in 2017, this campaign has grown into something so much more than friendly competition between crews across Europe. This is an opportunity for mountain bikers to take responsibility for their environments, to lend a hand, and build better relationships within the whole MTB sector. We want to reward and highlight the individuals and groups who are creating the biggest impact in their local communities and are contributing to positive change in their communities. In 2024 we will award crews based on the following categories:

    1. “Outstanding trail crew “– The crews that are creating positive change in their community through being inclusive in their volunteer recruitment, organizing regular trail maintenance days throughout the year, communicating and engaging well with their local community and spreading positive ride vibes
    2. “Most Outstanding National Mountain Bike Association” award emphasizes the importance of national trail associations and their created impact on their communities and trail networks.
    3.  “Protect and preserve award”– is awarded based on the best community led conservation idea/proposal from a trail crew or association.
    4. “Trail advocate of the year award”– Rewarding the individual who goes above and beyond for their local trails and association. This award is given to an individual who has distinguished them self in hours and service to trail maintenance during the past year.
    5. “Youth trail advocate of the year award”– (under 25 years old) The main theme of the TCoYT 24 campaign ‘Trail building education’  is all about sharing knowledege and skills for better trail building and maintenance. Educating the next generation of young mountain bikers to respect, maintain and preserve our trail networks is important for the growth, sustainability and protection our trail networks. This is a special award where the nominee must be nominated by someone from their club, crew or just an admirer of their work.

In 2024, the focus as always will be more on the quality of local crews and the positive impact they can have on their community and the protection of the places they love to ride.

Meet all winners
Awards

Very useful tips

For trail crews

Be wise... take some advice!

  • Tip icon (negative) Never use your shovel as a weapon

  • Tip icon (positive) Sing songs to keep up the spirit!

  • Tip icon (negative) Don't yell at people in public...

  • Tip icon (positive) Give your crew enough compliments