Mountain-bikers using apps to create trails

Using technology to build communities and paths

Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

Sometimes local communities find ways to use smartphones, apps and maps to connect and be together in better ways, ways that both support interaction, builds trust to local landowners and protects biodiversity

Using apps to plan, organize and create trails and communities we can give hope that we can actually use technology in ways that do not isolate us and create loneliness. Instead we can use it to coordinate the realization of new understandings, options, outdoor activities and thrive.

Keywords: mountain bike, biking, outdoors, activity, hiking, apps, phones, tablets, volunteers, digital platforms

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