AmaRider

Why should you support AmaRider?

AmaRider is fast becoming the leaders in general trail management, risk management programs and trail sustainability, says Meurant Botha. Whether you’re a farm or club owner, or just a rider, AmaRider is an organization that you should know about. With trail affiliates around the country, AmaRider is leading the way […]

School MTB Trails

New race tracks at schools and in communities are the way forward for the Spur Schools MTB League and AmaRider, writes Meurant Botha.  Now in its seventh season, the Spur Schools MTB League has shown the power of local tracks in developing the sport, not only for the youngsters involved, […]

Rules of the Trail

It’s been a while since Meurant Botha discussed the IMBA Rules of the Trail, so he thought he’d give you a brief refresher.  The IMBA (International Mountain Biking Association) developed the “Rules of the Trail” to promote responsible and courteous conduct on shared-use trails. They’re the general go-to-guide for all […]

Kids on Bikes!

The Spur Schools MTB League is Amarider’s flagship programme geared not only to get youngsters on mountain bikes but also to develop off-road cycling facilities on school grounds and on community properties, explains Meurant Botha. Now in its seventh year, the League is gearing up to attract over 10 000 […]

Trails on fire…

The recent spate of veld fires in the Western Cape once again highlighted the vulnerability of our trail systems to this devastating occurrence. Not only are riders affected by closures, but of course our trail owners and peripheral businesses reliant on trail visitation have to bear the brunt of the […]

Tools of the trade

The initial cut Depending on the type of vegetation the initial cut is first flagged to indicate the placement of the trail. Although I’ve experimented with flags on thin metal rods, I’ve found this method fairly impractical on all but the most scorched of terrains. The easiest way is to […]

Trails and Tourism – Product Development

The development of a trail is a multi-faceted process of which trail construction is but a component of the overall project. If you want your trail system to reach its full potential you will have to address the various product development components required to expose the trail to the marketplace […]

Trails and Tourism – Product Development

The development of a trail is a multi-faceted process of which trail construction is but a component of the overall project. If you want your trail system to reach its full potential you will have to address the various product development components required to expose the trail to the marketplace […]