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IMBA Trail Building School (Free Event & Lunch is Provided)

  • Nov 9, 2013 · 9:00 AM

Classroom 9 a.m. - noon @ Western Kentucky University Alive Center, 1818 Us 31w Bypass, Bowling Green, KY 42101 
 Lunch provided by Nats Outdoor Sports and Griff's Deli
Trail work 1 p.m. - 4/5 p.m. @ Low Hollow Trail,
Weldon Peete Park

 1710 Old Louisville Road, Bowling Green. KY 42103

* Please do not plan to attend the work session if you can't make it to the morning classroom. Wear pants, closed-toe shoes, a hat, gloves and bring water for the trail project.


Trail Building School Overview                        

IMBA’s Trail Building School teaches IMBA's philosophies and trains local volunteers and land managers on how to build and maintain sustainable singletrack. The school involves three hours in the classroom followed by about four hours in the field doing hands-on trail work and field instruction. Classroom session is Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Lunch will be at Noon and is provided compliments of Nats Outdoor Sports and Griff's Deli.


Also a Word of acknowledgement to Martin Automotive Group who is Sponsoring this event by providing Hotel accommodations for our IMBA Crew while in Bowling Green, KY



General outline of the classroom presentation:

Introduction to IMBA, Introduction to the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew, Trail building theory, Essential elements of sustainable trails, Designing a trail, Constructing the trail, Rerouting and reclaiming trails, Advanced trail construction techniques


Meet our Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew Jesse Livingston and Lori Reed

Jesse and Lori bring vibrant and diverse backgrounds to the job. Jesse served in the U.S. Navy as a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman, where he rendered emergency medical treatment as well as taught other soldiers to administer first aid, including during Iraq deployment. When his service ended, he attended Missouri State University to earn a degree in Recreation, Sport and Park Administration. He recently finished an internship with the North Carolina Outward Bound, taking youth groups backpacking, rock climbing and whitewater canoeing. Jesse is also a Leave No Trace master educator.

Lori earned a degree from Missouri State in Exercise Science with a minor in Nutrition. She bolstered that with additional coursework in sports and child psychology, then went on to design a Healthy Teens program for her local YMCA, which teaches youth healthy exercise and eating habits. Her volunteer work also included the YMCA’s Tutoring Table, the Learn to Run a 5k Program, and their climbing wall program. Finally, for the past eight years, she has participated and organized events as part of Relay for Life.

Together, the two have volunteered extensively with their local mountain bike club, the Midwest Off Road Cyclists, doing trail work, organizing fundraisers and races, and racing themselves, as a team they've dubbed "Beauty and the Beast." They also love many other outdoor activities, including hiking, adventure racing, and trail running.






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  • P.J.

    I'm in.

    November 8, 2013

  • Brad B.

    Apologies, Really wanted to come, but boys football is conflicted!

    November 6, 2013

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