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 & curate the data. Ensuring the best, latest and accurate data.
Trailforks relies on the fact that there are thousands of people out there enjoying the sport every day, many of whom have a desire to share their experiences via GPS devices. So why not share them in a central location under a structure that makes every little individual contribution accumulate and add to the usefulness of an overall resource for the benefit of the entire mountain biking community.
What is a crowd-sourced database? Trailforks is a site where users help grow and maintain the database by submitting new trails, updating existing trails & submitting reports on trails. Users can also add photos & videos which are tagged to trails found on the website. How is it controlled? Users also help moderate the site by voting to approve or deny new trails and report bad data. If a trail is submitted with the wrong name and other users don’t approve it then it won’t appear on the website.