IMBA Trail Care Crew Coming to Santa Cruz!

The Subaru/International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) Trail Care Crew is coming to Santa Cruz. This expert team of trail builders will join Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) to teach sustainable trail building in Wilder Ranch State Park.

The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew will be in Santa Cruz to talk trails, teach people proper trail building technique and spend quality time digging in the dirt. The visit is one of about 70 stops on the 2011 schedule. You are invited to attend the Trail Building School on Saturday, March 26, 2011, 9am-5pm.

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. Since its debut in 1997, the program has inspired great volunteer trail work across the U.S. and abroad—a big help to government agencies and land managers who have limited funding for trail construction and upkeep. As a direct result, there are now thousands of new and improved trails in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico and several European countries.

The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew will devote their time and experience to Wilder Ranch State Park. At Trail Building School, you will learn in classroom instruction how to build lasting trails that require minimal maintenance, and then apply your new knowledge by building trail features for existing trails that reduce trail damage, protect the environment and enhance visitor enjoyment. Working side by side with land managers, and fellow outdoor enthusiasts, you will see how you can positively impact our community. Be a part of what makes Santa Cruz unique—roll up your sleeves and come get dirty with us. MBOSC will provide lunch and join us at Seabright Brewery for celebratory drinks & dinner at the end of the day.

The Crews travel in new Subaru Outbacks provided by Subaru of America. The company has been IMBA’s leading sponsor since 1997.

Register for the Subaru/IMBA Trail Building School

For a complete list of visit dates, photos and additional information on the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew visit www.imba.com/tcc.

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