Trail Care Crews on the Road

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For Immediate Release 2-8-2011
Contact Katherine Fuller
Field Programs Coordinator
katherine [dot] fuller [at] imba [dot] com
303-545-9011 ext. 101

The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crews are on the road again for the program’s 15th year. Two teams of professional trail experts will spend a year on the road, traveling America in specially equipped Subaru Outbacks, teaching sustainable trail design and construction techniques to create great, low-impact riding experiences. The Crews also conduct educational seminars for volunteer stewards, professional land managers, city officials and other groups throughout the United States.

View the Crews’ 2011 spring and summer schedule.

The Trail Care Crew program inspires volunteer trail work across the U.S. and abroad by bringing professional assistance to bike and recreation clubs, trail enthusiasts of all stripes and professional land managers. The Crews have helped create and enhance thousands of trail miles in all 50 states, plus Canada, Mexico and several European countries.

In recent years, the Crews have expanded their educational programs to meet increasing needs related to trail building and advocacy. While the core training in sustainable trail design and construction is still in high demand, additional presentations have been added to address club development, trail user management techniques and the benefits trails bring to local economies.

Hearty thanks go to the program’s sponsors. Subaru of America’s longstanding title support has benefitted countless trail enthusiasts, and fellow sponsors Trek Bicycles (equipment) Yakima (car racks) and The North Face (apparel) continue the proud tradition of the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crews.