Trailforks Trail Management System
We’ve started a mini-initiative to get all the local trails registered with Trailforks and we’d like you to be involved. What is Trailforks you ask? Here’s a blurb from their ‘About’ page:
Trailforks is a mountain bike trail database & management system for riders, builders & trail associations. Users can contribute data and then local trail associations have the control to approve and curate the data. Ensuring the best, latest and accurate data.
The service provides a handy database of trails to ride along with suggested routes and surrounding points of interest in return for your ride information. This ride information assists with tracking usage for each trail and therefore gives an idea on what maintenance is required. Quite a few trail networks around Australia use this application so it’s a great resource to have if you’re travelling with your bike and it has the added benefit of helping keep the local trails maintained.
Once you start recording your rides with Trailforks (aka Ridelogs) every now and then Trailforks will ask you to submit an optional Trail Report based on a trail you’ve recently ridden – these are simple forms asking about the condition of the trail for other riders to see.
You can choose to install the Trailforks app on your phone, both iOS and Android are supported. If you use Strava then be sure to connect the two apps so then you only need to worry about turning on your GPS device/Strava and not the Trailforks app.