Flow Trail Maintenance: Assessing and Maintaining the Chi of your Flow

 Flow Trail Maintenance: Assessing and Maintaining the Chi of your Flow

Dates: Thursday, March 21 (afternoon), Friday, March 22 (8 am - 5 pm)
Cost: $275
Instructor: James Flatten, Singletrack Trails,

Engage with a leader in the industry to mindfully, yet with intent, put the focus of the trail back on the roller into the berm.  After this session, you will hop away a grasshopper that has the knowledge to focus on the longevity of flow.

Turns for the Better: An Introduction to Sweep Turns & Switchbacks

Turns for the Better: An Introduction to Sweep Turns & Switchbacks

Dates: Thursday, March 21 (afternoon), Friday, March 22 (8 am - 5 pm), and Saturday, March 23 (morning)
Cost: $325
Instructors: Christine Byl and Gabe Travis, Interior Trails, PTBA Member

Learn how to site and lay out a perfect direction-reversing Sweep Turn or Switchback on various side slopes. Use standard survey tools to create a geometrically precise layout, minimize construction time, and connect trail leg approaches at the proper grade.

Customized Trail Design Workshop (Post-Conference)

Customized Trail Design Workshop (Post-Conference)

Dates: Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 (8 am - 5 pm)
Cost: $380
Instructor: Troy Scott Parker, Natureshape, LLC, PTBA Member

This hands-on, small group workshop is the next best thing to a custom trail design workshop on your own site. We'll be in the field for all of both days; NO classroom time. Emphasis is on identifying problems and generating context-appropriate solutions, optimizing trails and sites, learning to work with trails as seasoned trail experts do, i.e., intuitively, structurally, and aesthetically at the same time, and shaping lively, wonderful, fun, and sustainable natural surface trails for any type of use you want to work with (hike, bike, horse, accessible, OHV, etc.)