The cycling community is actively involved in trail maintenance activities, with regular trail days sponsored by Local, Regional and National organizations. Every year, cyclists contribute hundreds of thousands of hours of volunteer labor for trail design, construction and maintenance throughout the U.S. IMBA-affiliated clubs alone have accounted for approximately 700,000 hours annually. In addition, IMBA and affiliates provide professional services and capital resources to improve trail experiences for all non-motorized trail users.
The bicycle community is second to none in expertise and commitment to high quality trails that are fun, inclusive and sustainable. If you bike, hike, run or ride a horse on public trails in the U.S., chances are that a cyclist has been there helping out. As part of the PCT Reassessment Initiative, trail maintenance is a significant value the cycling community can devote to the stewardship of the trail, ensuring that future generations not only enjoy a well maintained trail, but assist in caring for it, in perpetuity.