...about what would it take, or how does one go about, to entice enough of the bicycling community to come on out and help build and maintain the very trails that they ride on.
On the one side of the conversation it was brought up that the people building the harder trails aren't the ones riding them. Case in point - last Alafia workday only three people showed up. Now, it's not a SWAMP question, but a question in general of the mountain biking community.
There was absolutely way more than four or five people riding these trails yesterday, so it's not like human bodies who enjoy this sport are not available one or two weekends a month for a few hours to give back.
Another part of the conversation was that nobody has to give of their time helping build or maintain something they can just as well ride even if they don't help, but many do as an understanding of what makes the world go around.
So that leaves into the equation where does it stop? At some point the builders and maintainers get burned out and quit doing the work and the trails fall into disrepair, or sections that require more help (i.e. work) are closed which leaves less available trail to ride.
More discussion still was what does it take to get more people involved? Is it that many people do not realize what it takes to have the quality and quantity of trails to ride, so they just don't know how to go about helping? Or is it that no matter what you build and offer people will ride with no complaints because, "heck, it's here, lets ride it."
Such a hard discussion to find a clear cut answer to that solves the numbers issue.