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Free Trailbuilding School

August 12, 2004 – Dear Trail Friend, The East Gwillimbury Trail Committee, a non-profit, volunteer organization interested in the development of multi-use trails within our municipality, has invited the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) to teach us how to build sustainable trails.

You are invited to join this special event. This Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew visit features the IMBA Trail Building School, trail work, and other fun events. This is a great opportunity to meet other like-minded people as well as learn all about trail building with a hands-on approach.

Please help us to get the word out and forward this invitation to othertrail users and land managers. Check out the details below:To register, contact: Sharo@netrover.com
Sharon Hamilton, 905.478.2542
Only five seats left!
Registration Extended to August 20th,2004

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27
Around the World with the IMBA Slideshow

Come mingle with fellow trail users and learn about IMBA’s work around the
world. IMBA’s Lora Woolner and Mark Schmidt will present a fun and
exciting slideshow featuring riding and travel adventures in Canada,
Mexico, U.S.A., Italy, Wales, Australia and beyond.

7:00 pm. to 9:00 pm.
Ross Family Complex
19300 Centre Street,
Mt. Albert, Ontario

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28
IMBA Trail Building School.

Get your hands dirty and learn how to build and maintain sustainable and
fun single-track. The school includes three hours of classroom
instruction, followed by hands-on time in the field learning trail building
techniques. Topics include designing a contour trail, controlling water
flow, building effective trail structures, and routine maintenance.

The field work will be hands-on trail building, so come prepared. You will
probably be most comfortable in long pants and a long sleeve shirt. Wear
sturdy shoes and bring work gloves, sunscreen and a hat. If you have access
to any trail building tools – Pulaskis, McLeods, rakes, picks, hoes,
shovels – please bring them.

– 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Classroom Session (beverages provided)
Ross Family Complex
19300 Centre Street,
Mt. Albert, Ontario

– 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch provided
– 1:00 pm 5:00 pm Field work (Vivian Creek Trail)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 29

– 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Field work (Vivian Creek Trail)
– 12:00 pm Lunch – Bring your own
– 1:00 pm Group Ride Brown Hill Tract (Ravenshill)





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