Keppoch Trail Building course with the IMBA Aug 28th, 29th (

Visiting Trail Experts Will Inspire Local Trailbuilding

The IMBA Canada Trail Care Crew will be in Antigonish,August 26 to August 29 to talk trails, teach proper trailbuilding technique, and spend quality time digging in the dirt. Everyone is invited to attend the weekend’s events.

Directed by the Canadian office of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA Canada), in partnership with Parks Canada and the Trans Canada Trail, the Trail Care Crew program includes a full-time, professional team of trail experts who travels across Canada in a 2010 Subaru Outback. The dynamic duo lead IMBA Trailbuilding Schools, meet with government officials and land managers, and work with IMBA-affiliated mountain bike clubs, Parks Canada sites, and Trans Canada Trail local, provincial and territorial organizations to improve trail opportunities Canada-wide. This visit is one of more than 30 stops on the 2010 schedule.

The Trail Care Crew teaches “sustainable” trailbuilding, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the
environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.

All are welcome to join the Trail Care Crew when they come to town. Below is a schedule of events that are open to the public:

Saturday, Aug 28,2010, 9AM to 12 Noon trailbuilding workshop Keppoch clubhouse
Saturday, Aug 28,2010 1PM to4PM trailbuilding Field School on site at Keppoch
Sunday, August 29,2010 10 AM to 12 Noon group bike ride leaving from Keppoch

For more information and to register for the IMBA Trailbuilding School,
contact John Chiasson, 863 6466
or e-mail
online registration via