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IMBA Announces Summer/Fall Trailbuilding Sched

Are you ready to move beyond simply riding your local trails and learn to build them? The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew is providing that opportunity in a series of more than 35 Trailbuilding Schools this year.

The crews crisscross the U.S. in their Subaru Outbacks, from Maine to California and
Texas to North Dakota, teaching the art and science of trailbuilding.


Trailbuilding Schools are generally hosted by an IMBA affiliated club, and
include a day and a half of classroom and field instruction. Each school
combines interactive learning, hands-on trailwork and top-notch instructors
to develop skilled trailworkers and crew leaders. Topics covered include
designing sustainable trails, controlling water flow, building effective
trail structures, and routine trail maintenance.


IMBA Trailbuilding Schools have taught more than a thousand people –
including the land managers that make decisions about bicycle access – how
to build durable, fun-to-ride trails. Recently the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care
Crew taught 50 Oklahoma land managers IMBA’s sustainable design principles
and toured local trails with all of them – by bike!


IMBA has already hosted nearly a dozen Trailbuilding Schools this year, and
the remaining dates and locations are listed below. Check the IMBA website
for detailed information and to learn how you can get involved(http://www.imba.com).



May 22-26 Waterford, CT
May 29-June 2 Roanoke, VA
May 30-June 2 Billings, MT
June 7-9 Toronto, ON
June 13-18 Bismarck, ND
June 21-30 Jackson, WY
July 4-7 Stowe, VT
July 10-21 San Francisco, CA (Exact Dates TBD)
July 24-28 Spring Mtns, NV
July 25-28 Laurel Mountain State Park, PA
August 1-4 Silver City, NM
August 1-4 Pittsburgh, PA
August 8-11 White Mountains, AZ
August 8-18 Cleveland, OH (Exact Dates TBD)
August 22-25 State College, PA
August 28-30 Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, MI
September 5-8 North Bay, ON
September 5-8 Lehigh, PA
September 12-15 County of Bruce, ON
September 12-15 Pocono Mountains, PA
September 19-29 New York, NY area (Exact Dates TBD)
October 3-7 Wissahickon Valley Park, PA
October 17-20 Parkersburg, WV
October 24-27 Athens, OH
October 31-Nov 3 Grantsville, WV
November 8-12 Greensboro, NC
November 15-18 Wilkes County, NC
November 21-24 Bryson City, NC
December 5-8 Haw Ridge, TN

Pete Webber – IMBA membership & communications director
ph: 303-545-9011 x 112, fax: 303-545-9026
email: pete@imba.com, web: http://www.imba.com

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