As many of you know, we've been working with St. Clair County Park for a few years now to develop new Mountain Bike trails on some land that they purchased for their park system. While the relationship with the park has always been good, the initial planning and building has been slow in coming to fruition.
Because of the difficult terrain (low, wet areas, and high ridge-line areas), we'd been talking with the park about hiring IMBA's Tail Solutions to design the trail and help us (MMBA volunteers) implement it. A few proposals from Trail Solutions have been presented, but they just contacted us to let us know that they will have someone in this general area this coming weekend and have significantly lowered their expenses if we could fit their schedule.
So, St. Clair County Park has signed the agreement and is hiring Trail Solutions to help build this trail!
But now, we need to provide volunteers. I'm still working out the details, but what I know is this:Training and Build days: Saturday 6/11 and Sunday 6/12
with Saturday being more geared toward Trail Coordinators and build planners.
Trail Solutions will be doing the design ahead of time, and will teach us the proper way to implement it. This is an AMAZING opportunity to learn how to build some trails in difficult terrain.
Since this is being condensed into a weekend, Trail Solutions expects 2 full 8 hour workdays
. (Times and details are still being worked out)
I know this is extremely short notice, but this came up really really quickly and the park JUST signed the contract today. So now we need to deliver volunteers to make this happen!
The contract limits the participants of the training to TEN - so please let me know if you can make it out so I can get you on the list. If you're interested, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will also continue to update this thread as the details unfold.
thanks in advance!