Trail Hardening for Mountain Bike Trails

Ed Kessler
2017-04-25
PTarmigan Ptrails, LLC

Trail Hardening for Mountain Bike Trails

Real world application

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PTARMIGAN PTRAILS

CONSTULT DESIGN BUILD

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Why Harden Trails?

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What are our options?

 

 

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Surface Modification

 

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Trail Solutions: IMBA’s Guide to Building Sweet SingletrTaPcDk1,7204000444

 

Foundation Modification

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Trail Solutions: IMBA’s Guide to Building Sweet SingletrTaPcDk1,7204000444

 

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  • § Glacial Loam and Loess

 

  • § Saturates easily

 

  • § Constructed during wettest months of the season – bad idea

 

  • § Used hybridized technique:
  • § Grading & Compaction
  • Synthetic Fabric
  • § Aggregate and Compaction

 

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Collaborative Enhancement to Improve Phase I

 

 

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Surface Modification

 

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-Minimal Grubbing

 

-Slot Trench and cap with

Native gravels Imported Loam

 

-Additional imported Rock Causeway added for technical challenge

 

Elevated Timber Structures

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Image from: www.benvironment.com

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Microtopograpahy Modification

 

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Photo by Loren Holmes, Alaska DispatcThPDN1e70w4s044

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Pavers & Creative Materials

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Image from: FreeAssociationdesign.wordpress.com                                 TPD1704044

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                                                                                                                                                 Image from: Socaltrailriders.com.

 

Soil Stabilizers

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  • BioCement – www.biocementtech.com
  • Environmentally inert
  • Uses native soil bacterium to create stabilization (SCIENCE!)

 

  • Dirt Glue Polymer – www.dirtglue.com
  • Water Soluble
  • Acrylic Polymer

 

 

Synthetics and Geogrids

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Ditching and Culverts

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More info at www.PtarmiganPtrails.com

 

PH: 907-841-0114

 

eddie@ptarmiganptrails.com

 

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