2014 North Shore Trailbuilder Academy
The NSMBA is proud to announce our Fall 2014 dates for the North Shore Builders Academy presented by Arc’teryx.
To sign up for one of the below evening sessions (7pm start), please click on the date below.
The course is free for all NSMBA members.
Above dates will will be followed by a practical building day, location TBA.
The philosophies of the North Shore Trail Builder Academy:
Respect for the environment.
Long term care and development of our trails through sustainable practices.
The forest is a shared resource.
Positive User Experience.
The curriculum covers the following topics:
How to build sustainably - trail assessment - banked turns - retaining walls - bench cut - reroutes - reclamation - rolling contour - speed & flow - drainage - armouring - alignment & line selection - liability - environmental care
best practices: a systematic approach
The session begins at 7pm sharp, please arrive early. The course is expected to complete at approximately 9:30pm. Participation is limited to 15 max. You must register to attend.
Theory session is a mandatory requisite before attending the field session.
LOCATION: MEC North Vancouver 7PM
DIRECTIONS: 212 Brooksbank Ave North Vancouver. Take Main St Exit from Hwy 1, go West along Main, turn right on Brooksbank, park in MEC lot. Meeting room is near washrooms.
The practical application of sustainable solutions and trail building principles includes the knowledge and guidance of experienced North Shore builders. The fundamentals focus on long term sustainability & environmental care that are harmonious with a positive rider experience.