trailnet.ch represents the needs of the local bike community in the regions of Bern, Biel and Northwestern Switzerland.
We work on a voluntary basis. trailnet.ch is managed by the Central Board. The individual regions act largely independently.
We are committed to legal, attractive and sustainable mountain bike offers: We also want to promote the local bike community and jointly promote mountain biking in Switzerland.
We are a reliable partner for authorities (forestry office, sports office, etc.) in all questions concerning mountain biking, and together with those responsible we develop concepts for the joint use of space, for solutions in the forest and in urban areas.
As mountain bikers we enjoy our activities in nature. Therefore, transparent communication and cooperation with nature and landscape conservation is a central part of our work, but we also represent our interests. For us, a common approach therefore also means being open to objective discussions and finding solutions in the event of a discussion.
We represent the interests of mountain bikers and mountain biking sports in Switzerland in campaigns and other activities, including at the political level.
trailnet.ch always tries to find a balance between its own interests and those of other affected groups such as hikers, forest and land owners, farmers, riders, etc. We are open to objective, evidence-based and solution-oriented discussions.
With your support we ensure the long-term maintenance of our trails, can work on new projects and strengthen trailnet.ch’s position as a stakeholder.
Active members are regular users of the trailnet.ch infrastructure.
Active members receive a personal identity card entitling them to additional benefits.
At the active member’s request, the annual fee can be reduced to a junior rate (CHF 50) for the duration of the education/study.
Passive members are supporters who support trailnet financially. The membership fee for supporters is at least CHF 20.
Donation income is an important pillar of trailnet.ch and our commitment to legal mountain bike trails.
Observe the code of conduct and you positively shape the image of our sport. You promote mutual tolerance – Share the Trail!
You let other trail users use the right of way
make notice of yourself early – there’s always time for a greeting
Reduce your speed when overtaking and crossing or stopping
Avoid heavily frequented sections of road
Only drive on trails, paths, routes and marked pistes
Away from existing paths is taboo for you
Respect local road closures and protected areas
If you encounter an animal, stop and wait until it has retreated
Close pasture fences after you have passed them
you go around herds and guard dogs walking, quietly and with sufficient distance
Do not brake with the wheels locked – this will damage the trail and your tyres
Avoid unpaved roads after rain.
You can always stop within sight
Pass your speed of the situation
Plan your tour, estimate your performance and the weather correctly
Helmet wearing is a matter of course
You always carry a repair and first aid kits
Rain and heat protection are part of every touring kit and your bike is roadworthy and you have light for the twilight
You can request help in an emergency: Emergency number 112