Trail Building Workshop in Mount Shasta November 4-5, 2011

The MSTA is pleased to present the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) Trail Building Workshop on November 4-5, 2011 in Mount Shasta.

There’s no cost, and you’ll even get a free lunch. (And who doesn’t love a free lunch?)


  1. Presentation on the economic benefits of trails (Friday evening)
  2. Classroom workshop on essential trail building elements (Saturday morning)
  3. Field instruction and hands-on trail building workshop (Saturday afternoon)

Friday November 4 @ 7pm at the Gallery in the Black Bear Building (upstairs)

Join us for a presentation by IMBA crew on the economic benefits of recreational trails in small towns and an update on the construction of the Gateway Trail.

Saturday November 5 @ 9am: meet at 701 South Mount Shasta Blvd. (CalTrout office)

IMBA’s Trail Building School teaches IMBA’s philosophies and trains local volunteers and land managers on how to build and maintain sustainable trails.  The school involves a classroom session in the morning and a hands-on workshop in the afternoon.  Elements covered:

  • Introduction to the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew
  • Trail building theory
  • Essential elements of sustainable trials
  • Designing the trail
  • Rerouting and reclaiming trails
  • Advanced trail construction techniques

The workshop will finish around 4 p.m.

Who Should Attend this Trail Building Workshop?

  • Any trail user (bike, pedestrian, equestrian, etc.)
  • People interested in or tasked with trail design, building and maintenance, such as land managers and city planners
  • Community service: those who oversee a community service program, those who need to complete a community service project
  • Anyone who would like to understand the elements for trail sustainability
  • High school mountain biking teams and local scout troops
  • Cycling teams, urban planners, parks and recreation majors, etc.

 Lunch and Tools Included!

The Mount Shasta Trail Association will provide all tools necessary for the hands-on trail building workshop and also provide lunch for all participants. Please bring appropriate work clothes, shoes, rain gear, gloves, etc.

For More Information: Contact Andrew Braugh, 530-440-5921 or