IMBA Trail Building Workshop in Mount Shasta May 11-12, 2012

The Mount Shasta Trail Association Presents:

IMBA Trail Building Workshop: May 11th and 12th, 2012

201 N Mount Shasta Blvd, Mount Shasta, CA 96067


  1. Presentation on the economic benefits of trails (Friday evening, 7pm @ Black Bear Gallery)
  2. Classroom workshop on essential trail building elements (Saturday morning, 9am-12n)
  3. Field instruction and hands-on trail building workshop (Saturday afternoon, 12.30-3pm)

Friday May 11 @ 7pm at the Black Bear Gallery (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 and future plans.

Saturday May 12 @ 9am-3pm: meet at the Black Bear Gallery (upstairs), Lunch provided!

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

*Morning will be spent in classroom and then we will carpool to Gateway Trail for a hands-on building clinic.  Please plan on attending both classroom and outdoor sessions.

Who Should Attend this 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

3 Replies to “IMBA Trail Building Workshop in Mount Shasta May 11-12, 2012”

  1. Noticed the dates cited above in the text of your notice (May 7th & 8th) are incorrect. Could confuse some people.

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