Successful mountainbike projects without mountains
Patrick Jansen // Tracks & Trails
„As a forest scientist and passionate mountain biker, and after nearly 20 years of building mountain bike trails, I can state: a sustainably planned and built singletrack trail mitigates social conflict, prevents damage to vegetation, and minimizes disturbance to wildlife."
- how his work as a forester influences his trailbuilding.
- how to mediate between mountain bikers and foresters.
- how the view of mountain bikers in nature has changed.
- and how to build trails without mountains.
About Patrick Jansen
The best of two worlds: Patrick brings two unique perspectives to the table. He sees the forest not only as a playground for his bike, but also as a natural space worth protecting. His years of work as a forester, his environmental research and his successful career as a mountain bike rider combine in-depth knowledge of forests and nature with his practical experience, from which his trails benefit. He has built over 100 of them in the Netherlands and Belgium - in harmony with the forest and completely without mountains.