Photo by by Leslie Kehmeier

Drenched in sweat, Jon Prescott digs out a section of a new mountain bike trail near Caliente. As he works, he looks forward to the reward of riding on the new trail. “The physical labor is gratifying because you can see your progress throughout the days and weeks and months,” says the fit 30-year-old. “The full-time work crews who started building it last year have talked about having a similar perspective.”

In evenings and on weekends, three to four times a week, Jon rides the trails he has helped build and plan. [Read More]