IMBA Announces Third Trail Lab Event

By Steve Frothingham

Attendees learn ins and outs of becoming a model trail community

Bentonville, Arkansas, Feb. 1, 2019 — The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is pleased to host its third Trail Labs event in Bentonville, April 1–3, 2019. Trail Labs are in-depth workshops designed to catalyze the next generation of great places to ride mountain bikes. Attendees will learn what it takes to create a model trail community and return home with the knowledge and guidance for how to make more trails close to home happen in their towns.

Trail Labs are two-day intensive workshops during which IMBA staff, trail industry experts and local stakeholders lead participants through the recipe for a model community trail system: planning, design, building, activation, promotion and measuring success. Attendees will also get a firsthand look at components of an intentional and diverse mountain bike trails community.

IMBA has hosted two Trail Labs with 80 community members from 21 states, two countries and several national organizations. See what participants are learning at Trail Labs in this video.

Individuals best-suited to attend the workshops are land managers, community officials, recreation professionals and tourism/economic development staff. This program is not intended …read more

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