December 20, 2022
Mark your calendars! TCoYT is back in May 2023
Getting our youth outdoors, active and engaged with our trails!
Take care of Your trails is back again for its 7th edition during the month of May in 2023, where like always, we aim to go bigger and better with our reach and impact on the trails. The campaign is a great opportunity for capacity building within our member organisations and extended network of trail advocates, clubs, and associations. Trail maintenance across Europe are conducted largely on a volunteer basis, so without all those amazing volunteers and trail associations behind them, our trails would not exist. TCoYT is a means for trail associations to recruit new volunteers, and get people stoked about giving back to the trails. The idea is to create a fun day out on the trails, where everyone in the community is invited to dig in, meet new people, and above all protect and preserve our trail networks.
The 2023 theme: Youth outdoors and active
Building strong, resilient mountain biking communities is the core work of IMBA Europe. Our vision as an organisation is to get more people mountain biking, through building sustainable trail infrastructure, securing access and advocating the health, economic and social benefits of the sport. In 2023 we want to encourage more youth participation in trail maintenance events, to highlight the importance & benefits of getting young people outdoors and active in the community. Participants don’t even necessarily need to be mountain bikers. Crews signing up for TCoYT are encouraged to be innovative in their recruitment of new volunteers, through (for example) contacting local schools, scout groups, forestry services. The goal is to get more youth involved in the outdoors, having fun, and exposed to the stoke of mountain biking!
More information about the different award categories and prizes will be coming your way in January. If you’d like to already sign up, or find out more about organising an event, head to the link below!