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Trail Solutions Hosts Successful Build Week

For Immediate Release
Contact: Chris Bernhardt
Director of IMBA Consulting Services
chris [dot] bernhardt [at] imba [dot] com

From October 12-15, IMBA's Trail Solutions program hosted a workshop focused on the construction of innovative mountain bicycle trails on federal lands. A range of participants — including other professional trailbuilders and staff from the Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service — sampled new trailbuilding machines, collaborated on construction techniques and shared tips on successful user management techniques.

View photos of the event.

Zach Jarrett, Lead Outdoor Recreation Planner for the Salem District, Bureau of Land Management, said, "The information sharing among professional trailbuilders, the BLM, and the USFS was very beneficial and will help us better manage the growing demand for singletrack on federal lands. We were pleased to host the event at the BLM's Sandy Ridge Trail system as it is the perfect laboratory for developing purpose-built mountain bike trails."

The Sandy Ridge Trail system is a partnership effort between IMBA and the BLM to develop mountain bicycle trails close to the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. Recently featured in Mountain Bike magazine as one of the nation's top trail systems, the Sandy Ridge trails are built to maximize the enjoyment and efficiencies of a mountain bike and feature berms, rollers, jumps, drops and ultimate flow.

Persons interested in participating in next year's Trail Solutions Build Week workshop should contact Chris Bernhardt, Director of IMBA Consulting Services: chris [dot] bernhardt [at] imba [dot] com