Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew
The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew, on the road since 1997, is IMBA's grassroots educational program and an authority on sustainable trail building practices. Two teams of professional trail experts travel year-round throughout the United States and beyond, leading trail work sessions, meeting with land managers and working with IMBA-affiliated clubs and the communities they serve to improve mountain biking opportunities.
The Trail Care Crew program has inspired great volunteer trail work across the U.S. and abroad - a big help to government agencies and land managers who have limited funding for trail construction and upkeep. As a direct result, there are now thousands of new and improved trails in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico and several European countries.
Each crew visit is anchored around IMBA's highly-respected, one-day Trail Building School, during which the crews teach sustainable trail building, which means building lasting trails that require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment and enhances visitor enjoyment.
Additional presentations have been added over the years to target land managers, improve club organization, educate city officials and train grassroots mountain biking advocates. Learn more about the Trail Care Crew education programs here!
The primary focus of a TCC weekend is education. If you require extensive assessment, machine training, trail planning and/or layout, please visit the IMBA Trail Solutions program for professional consulting.
The Trail Care Crew program's success is in large part due to on-going sponsorship from Subaru of America. The teams travel in new Subaru Outbacks provided by Subaru of America. The company has generously been the Trail Care Crew's title sponsor since the program began in 1997.