Help Build Trails that Last
February 27, 2014
Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew Offers Trail Building Training in Tallahassee - Tallahassee’s trails are one of its greatest amenities and a huge source of community pride. With more than 70 miles of trails in the City’s park system, volunteers play a large role in assisting the City with ensuring this resource is properly maintained. Local residents are invited to participate in a trail building workshop presented by the International Mountain Bicycling Association's (IMBA) Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew, which will be in Tallahassee this weekend.
The City of Tallahassee and the Tallahassee Mountain Biking Association (TMBA) will be working with the Trail Care Crew to assess trails within Tom Brown Park and assist with trail improvements. The goal is to further develop our community’s trail network in a sustainable way and build a knowledgeable volunteer base to assist in ongoing trail care. Sustainable trail building means building lasting trails that require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment and enhances visitor enjoyment.
The weekend’s itinerary is as follows:
Friday, February 28
- Social event at Higher Ground Bicycle Company, 1410 Market Street A-1. Trail Ride / Trail Run from 6 – 7:30 p.m. (lights required), followed immediately by a community-style BBQ dinner. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, March 1
- IMBA Trail Building School from 9 a.m. to noon at the PRNA community room. This training is free and open to the public.
- Lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Dave’s Pizza Garage is providing food for those in attendance.
- Trail work in Tom Brown Park from 1 to 5 p.m. Attendance at the morning training is required for participation in afternoon trail work.
- Post Trail Work Party at the Juicy Blue Tapas Bar, 316 W. Tennessee Street, in the Four Points by Sheraton Downtown. This event is family-friendly and open to the public.
For more information and to register for the IMBA trail building training session, please visit https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=372&reset=1. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.
For more information on the variety and location of City-maintained trails in Tallahassee, please visit Talgov.com/Parks.
Chuck Goodheart, Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs, 891-5321; or Lizzy Kelley, Communications Department, 891-8533