How to build an MTB area - Step 3


Once you have developed a solid plan, agreed with the landowner and the contacts with the authorities have gone well, it is time for the actual implementation. There are many considerations to be made when developing an MTB area. Each track must be provided with the right level of difficulty and of course it is important to signage so that cyclists find out in the terrain. For those who enjoy cycling in the woods, this is the most fun step in the course, but there are many individual details that need to be done correctly. Under knowledgeable guidance, we discuss concrete phenomena such as how to use existing paths and how to manage sensitive land in the best possible way. This is the last step of the course that will take you all the way to how to complete the completed project.

A successful MTB area should be attractive, offer a challenge and feel secure at the same time. It places demands on whoever develops it. The different joints should complement each other in a natural way. Furthermore, it is important to create a culture in which cyclists are mutually connected with nature in a sustainable way and partly show sufficient consideration for each other. The person leading the course has for several years made this kind of decision and filed solutions that really work in practice.    

Course content:

  • - How to grade and signage leads
  • - Existing paths or built articulation area
  • - Bridges and footpaths, wet and sensitive ground
  • - Leads in collaboration with nature
  • - Sharing leads with others?

Target group: Entrepreneurs, business and destination developers in municipalities and regions.

When and where: Stockholm March 12, 2020 at 10-16. Sweden by Bike, Centralplan 3 (right next to Stockholm Central Station).

Cost: SEK 5,200 excluding VAT. Coffee, lunch, documentation and course certificate are included in the price.

Registration: Via e-mail


The course is led by Katarina Rönnbacka Nybäck who has extensive experience building MTB areas and MTB routes. She played a central role when Bergslagen Cycling was created and has trained mountain bikers, guided and arranged camps. Today, Katarina works full time in her company and helps municipalities, regions and companies to make the same journey as she and Örebro counties have done. Katarina is a trained educator, bicycle trainer and process leader in Kurbit's business development and has also worked with tourism and the hospitality industry at the regional level for 8 years. She is also part of the team behind Sweden Mountainbike.

Katarina Bergstrand is CEO of Sweden by Bike and has experience in business development in various industries (tourism, insurance, transport and real estate). Has produced reports on cycling and public transport and mapped Swedish bicycle tourism on behalf of the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth / Ministry of Industry.

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