The International Mountain Bicycling Association’s (IMBA) Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew will be in Incline Village from September 7th through the 9th to share sustainable trail building techniques and more with local mountain bikers, land managers and recreation specialists. The visit, which was coordinated by TAMBA, is one of about 70 stops on the 2012 schedule. Everyone is invited to attend the weekend’s events. There is no cost, but pre-registration is requested.
The award-winning Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program includes two full-time, professional teams of trail experts who travel North America year-round, leading IMBA Trail building Schools, meeting with government officials and land managers and working with IMBA-affiliated groups to improve local mountain biking opportunities. IMBA’s crews have led more than 1,000 trail projects since the program debuted in 1997.
The Tahoe visit will include the Better Living Though Trails presentation on Friday that focuses on the health, economic, and social benefits of trails to a community. On Saturday, the crew will spend the morning teaching attendees about the proper techniques of trail building with actual hands-on trail work in the afternoon on the US Forest Service’s Tyrolian Trail.
The Trail Care Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building lasting trails that require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment and enhances visitor enjoyment. The Crews travel in new Subaru Outbacks provided by Subaru of America. The company has been IMBA’s leading sponsor since 1997.
All are welcome to join the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew leaders when they come to town. Below is a schedule of events that are open to the public:
Friday, September 7:
3:00 pm-5:00pm; Better Living Through Trails Presentation
Parasol Building, 948 Incline Way, Incline Village
5:30pm-7:30pm; TAMBA Happy Hour
Hacienda Restaurant, 931 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village
Saturday, September 8:
9:00am – 12:00 pm; Trail Building classroom session. (Lunch Provided)
Diamond Peak Ski Area, Base Lodge, 1210 Ski Way, Incline Village
1:00pm – 4:00 pm – trail construction techniques on the Tyrolian Downhill trail.
Sunday, September 9:
Group mountain bike ride with the IMBA Trail Care Crew. Specifics TBA.
To register for Friday’s class or Saturday’s trail building school, please click HERE.