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Apply for a 2011 Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew Visit

For Immediate Release 9-2-10
Contact: Katherine Fuller
IMBA Field Programs Coordinator
katherine [dot] fuller [at] imba [dot] com
303-545-9011 ext. 101

Thanks to generous, ongoing support from Subaru of America, IMBA's professional Trail Care Crews have been on the road since 1997, teaching sustainable trailbuilding, energizing the mountain biking community and bringing together land managers, city officials and trail users.

The deadline for bike clubs, land management agencies and community trails organizations to apply online for a 2011 Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew visit has been extended to Dec. 1.

How much difference can a weekend-long visit from one of IMBA's Crews make? Read this online account of how the Crew dazzled decision makers in Duluth, Minnesota, this summer, invigorating the host club's plans to create a massive new trail system.

The IMBA Trail Building School is a half day of classroom education, followed by several hours of building new trail, rerouting and reclaiming old trail or adding new features to an existing trail.

The Trail Care Crews also offer several presentations designed to bring different groups to the table, helping to grow acceptance of mountain biking and trail building:

  • Club Care is designed to teach mountain biking groups how to grow their membership, sustain leadership, remain fresh and fun and better reach out to their communities.
  • Land Manager Training educates those overseeing the places where you ride about IMBA’s mission and the methods and importance of sustainable trail building.
  • The Quality of Life presentation is a great way to bring together community leaders to teach them about the economic, health and wellness benefits that trails and mountain biking bring to an area.

Please note that the Trail Care Crews no longer offer National Mountain Bike Patrol workshops.