2013 North Shore Trailbuilder Academy
The NSMBA is proud to announce our Fall 2013 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, after reading the entirety of this page. You must be an active (paid) NSMBA member to attend. The course is free for NSMBA members.
All evening sessions are the same-you only need to sign up for ONE of the below sessions.
To be waitlisted for any of the above dates, please email: email@example.com
PRACTICAL DATES: Sept 29, Oct 26, Nov 9 & Nov 23.
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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. There is no charge to attend and is free to NSMBA members. You must be registered to attend.
Theory session is a mandatory requisite before attending field session.
LOCATION: The Learning Center at Rice Lake 7PM
IMPORTANT: Do not park at Rice Lake. The gates to Rice Lake are closed after hours, therefore you must park in the vicinity of End of the Line general store at the end of Lynn Valley Road and walk over from there. The walk is approximately 10 minutes.
DIRECTIONS: Park at Lynn Valley & Dempsey. Walk N along Lynn Valley from the Dempsey intersection for approx 50 yards, then veer downhill to the right on Rice Lake Rd, follow the first bridge across the river, walk uphill until the trail levels and you see the Learning Center on your left as you continue along the gravel path towards Rice Lake.
The curriculum utilizes IMBA guidelines, Whistler guidelines, best management practices of the DNV, Metro Vancouver guidelines and BC Parks guidelines. The practical application includes the knowledge and guidance of experienced North Shore builders. The fundamentals focus on long term sustainability, environmental care and a positive rider experience.