Advocating for more trails in Central Iowa
Posted: October 24, 2022
What is the definition of a trail champion? These select few are leaders in their community who have bestowed their knowledge, influence, and passion into advocating for the best local trails on the ground.
We are celebrating these trail champions through a Q&A style blog series. These local leaders have been nominated by members of their communities and have agreed to share insights into their success.
Meet trail champion, Shae Rossetti, of the Central Iowa Trail Association (CITA) in Central Iowa.
IMBA: Tell us about yourself - why do you love mountain biking?
Shae: I grew up in Georgia where I was a trail runner and had a few interactions with mountain bikers. It wasn't until I moved to Iowa that I started actually riding a mountain bike in 2015. I joined my local IMBA chapter, CITA, and began advocating for trails as a trail runner. Then I bought a mountain bike and fell in love. That's when I was hooked and I became very involved in the community.