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SBMTV Trail Academy 2019
January 12 - January 13
Trail Academy and Crew Leader Certification
**We are Full!** But, read details below:
You can and should attend the first 1/4 of academy. It is a presentation from 9am to 11:30am on Saturday the 12th and open for everyone.
Location: Bici Centro (434 Olive Street, 93101) [Note: SBBIKE! is having a yard sale in the back; we are hosting our event in the front room. Park on the street.]
The SBMTV Trail Academy is a program to build trail stewardship skills and grow the size and skill level of our local trail maintenance community. This program has been funded by a grant from REI and has a $250 per person value.
Saturday Morning Presentation: (434 Olive Street, 93101) [Note: SBBIKE! is having a yard sale in the back; we are hosting our event in the front room. Park on the street.]
Day 1 Trail Instruction: Meet at Elings Park , Parking lot off of Cliff Drive.
Day 2 Trail Instruction: Meet at top of West Fork trail (Gibraltar hairpin turn).
Date and Time:
Saturday January 12th 8:30am-4:30pm and
Sunday January 13th 8:45am-3:30pm
*There will be a BBQ at a nearby house on Saturday after class provided to all students who are able to make it!
Drew Perkins – Trails Program Director of Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz.
Drew is a world-renowned trail design expert and builder, with a decade of experience from Alaska to Austria.
This is a two day intensive trail leader training school modeled after Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz’s Trail Academy (http://mbosc.org/trailacademy/)
Some of the Trail Maintenance and Construction techniques we will cover:
- Trail Evaluation
- How to maintain and build sustainable trails
- Basics of Trail Construction
- Trail Assessment and Work Prescription
- Volunteer Crew Management
- Coordinating with land managers
- Safety and First Aid
- Specific techniques including:
- Erosion control features: Rolling Grade Dips and Nicks
- Grade Reversals
- Outslope, backslope, and tread rules
- Repairing damaged switchbacks and turns
- Brush trimming and clearing
- Crib wall construction
This course is for both beginners to advanced trail workers, even previous Trail School grads. There will be a lot of information provided, you will surely learn new things, eat well and have some fun!
Academy is Full.
Members: $20 deposit.
Confirms your spot in the academy.
Deposit refunded after course completion.
(SBMTV annual membership is $39)
Non-Members: $50 payment.
$250 value (instructor, food, t-shirt)
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