A national leader in sustainable trail development, Richard Edwards has been appointed recreation infrastructure development coordinator for the West Virginia University Brad and Alys Smith Outdoor Economic Collaborative.
Edwards joins WVU after 21 years with the International Mountain Biking Association as the trail solutions director of community engagement and education.
“There are a lot of challenging trails here, but we need to concentrate on the full spectrum of trail opportunities to include entry-level hiking and mountain biking to introduce people to outdoor recreation,” Danny Twilley, assistant dean of the collaborative, explained. “Hiring Rich, one of the most notable trail designers and builders in the country, will help West Virginia accomplish these things.”
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