Making Trails Last
Maintenance is an important component of what makes trails sustainable. As trails and trail building techniques become more advanced, so too does the need for skilled trail maintenance crews.
Partners on the Platte
Omaha, Nebraska, is working to become a top place to live through more trails close to home. This vision was central to an IMBA Trail Care School in Platte River State Park that welcomed attendees from IMBA Local Partner THOR (Trails Have Our Respect) and key area land managers. The two-day workshop provided the foundational knowledge for the assessment, maintenance, design, and construction of sustainable trails. Participants covered hydrology and erosion, triage techniques, planning and design of new trails and reroutes, construction methodologies, and an introduction to crew leading. Having land managers and mountain bikers working side-by-side became a pivotal moment for trail momentum in Omaha.Omaha Trail Care
Whether you are after solitude or community I am not sure if there is a better avenue than wheels on dirt. It is my goal to see these opportunities become ever more accessible through education and development.Meet our team