Club members asked for more trail training in our fall member survey and we listened! Overland will provide three different levels of trail building and maintenance training sessions. The sequencing is a bit jumbled due to our focus on training for specific upcoming trail days. If you are new to trail building, please attend the Level I training on April 30th. If you want to learn how to lead crews, please attend the April 18th session. If you are experienced and want to hone your skills, please attend the April 25th session.
Crew Leader Training - Friday, April 18th – the “soft skills” needed for building rapport and maintaining successful and efficient crew dynamics, as well as positive agency relationships. Open to all volunteers who have attended one or more OMBC Trail Workdays in past years, and enjoy herding cats. Max class size: 25.
Level II: Advanced Trail Building and Maintenance Techniques - Friday, April 25th – advanced drainage considerations and structures, switchbacks vs. climbing turns, dry stonework skills (no cement or grout), retaining walls, armoring, stone skinnys, turtles, ramps, launchers, landers, berms, drops, jumps…. Open to those who have participated on at least several previous OMBC Trail Workdays – or those who think they know it all, but are still willing to learn. Maximum class size: 20.
Rescheduled - Level I: Basic Trail Building and Maintenance Techniques - This training has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 12th and class size has been increased to 30. Get details and sign up here.
– overview of planning and design considerations, soil and water discussions, tool usage and safety, basic anatomy of a trail, new tread construction, and maintenance techniques. Open to all interested trail volunteers, new or experienced. Maximum class size: 30.
We've partnered with Lory State Park for nearly 20 years on Friends of Lory tral day. Our volunteer numbers are very low for this event.
Please invite your friends and family. Trail days are always a good time.
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We took inventory from our 2010 season, evaluated our 2010 spending, and outlined our 2011 budget. We recapped some of this year's successes and planned for our end of the season party to acknowledge all the land agencies for their continued involvement with Overland Mountain Bike Club and for all the great work that has been done on the trails this year.