There Are No Trail Fairies!

You’re Invited! IMBA Trail Care Crew Event

JUNE 19 -22

Bike Fed Resident Dirt Tester Matt here.  Yes that’s correct, there are NO TRAIL FAIRIES.  Those beautiful  WI mtn bike trails are mostly built and maintained by dedicated volunteers, mountain bike clubs, or IMBA Chapters, consisting of passionate people just like you and I.

Each year the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) TRAIL CARE CREW (TCC) holds hands on classes and speaking sessions on the latest best practices of mountain bike trail building and more.  In June 2014 the TCC will be coming  to the Green Bay area, or the North East Wisconsin Trails (NEWT).

Whether you are a first timer, someone who is interested in learning how to built sustainable, purpose built mtn bike trails, or someone who has trail building experience, and wants to keep your finger on the pulse of our sport, this three day event is sure to please.

Here is the deal…..

June 19th, Better Living Through Trails, 6:30-8:30 pm. Key topics: The economic, health and wellness benefits that trails and mountain biking bring to an area; the value of singletrack trails; economics of singletrack trails; building community trails; creating destination trails; case studies. Target audience: Public board members; elected officials (especially the mayor and city council); tourism bureau; chamber of commerce; media; school districts; health care professionals; local. state and federal land managers; mayoral office; state and federal representatives, local trail user groups, local outdoor recreation group.

The IMBA Subaru Trail Care Crew with volunteers in Wausau last year.

June 20th, Land Manager Training,
6:30 – 8:30 pm, Key topics: Trail building theory;

Sustainable trail design and construction; user management techniques; erosion basics; volunteer managment; natural resource management, stacked loop systems; understanding flow; effective signage; trail maintenance concerns; reroutes and reclamation. Target audience: Local, state and federal land management agency staff in any applicable department, such as recreation management, upper management, planning, maintenance, construction, facilities, engineering, GIS/mapping; city officials, land managers beyond the local club’s “range”

June 21st, Trail Building School, 9:00 am -noon,Trail building classroom session

1:00 till 4:00 pm trail building hands on session
Lunch 12:00 till 1:00, compliments of NEWT and

Kewaunee’s local trail club; NEWKRANKS JUNE 22: Morning Social Ride, Run, Walk

Registration information is here.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>