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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 (


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
      • Rebenching
      • 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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Scholarships available, inquire here:

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January 12
January 13


Elings Park
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