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IMBA Trail Building Schools

Are you ready to move beyond simply riding your local trails and learn to build them? The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program is providing that opportunity in a series of more than 70 Trailbuilding Schools this year. The Trail Care Crew experts crisscross the U.S. in their Subaru Outbacks, from Connecticut to California and Texas to Montana, teaching the art and science of trailbuilding.

Trail Building Schools are generally hosted by an IMBA affiliated club, and include a day and a half of classroom and field instruction. Each school combines interactive learning, hands-on trailwork and top-notch instructors to develop skilled trail workers and trailwork leaders.

Topics covered include:

  • Sustainable trail design
  • Basic construction
  • Turns, drainage and bridges
  • Trail Reroutes
  • Trail Reclamation
  • Rockwork
  • Fostering volunteer clubs and partnerships
  • Effective Use of Signage

Since 1997, IMBA Trail Building Schools have taught more than 150,000 people — including the land managers that make decisions about bicycle access — how to build durable, fun-to-ride trails.

Check out the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew Schedule