Greig Gjerdalen is faculty with the school of Outdoor Recreation Management at Capilano University in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. Greig is currently studying how mountain bikers interact with nature and he’s asking: “Is nature merely scenery and therefore more of a backdrop for outdoor recreation pursuits than the center of our relational immersion?” Grieg shares his research and some ideas on what Trail Associations can do to increase a riders relationship with their natural surroundings.
Last episode we heard from some industry representatives and for Part 2 of our look at the eMTB we’re going to hear from a number of guests. First, Will Niccolls, host of the AngryMountainBiker Podcast, shares his opinion. We’ll then look at what Land Managers are currently doing regarding Policy. Second guest of the episode is Kristian Jackson of the Boone Area Cyclists, Kristian shares the results of a study he did regarding the perception of eMTBs in his area.