The Subaru/IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association) Trail Care Crew will be coming to Flagstaff once again to teach trailbuilding skills, help mountain bikers communicate better with land managers and spend quality time digging in the dirt.

The award-winning Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program includes two full-time, professional teams of trail experts who travel North America year-round, leading IMBA Trailbuilding Schools, meeting with government officials and land managers, and working with IMBA-affiliated groups to improve mountain biking opportunities. IMBA’s Crews have led more than 1,000 trail projects since the program debuted in 1997.

The Crews teach “sustainable” trailbuilding, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.

The visit will consist of three days of activities.

Friday, May 2nd, will be an “agencies only” meeting and presentation at the Coconino National Forest Peaks Ranger District. Anyone employed by any agency, local, state or federal, and those employed by groups working on trails with government agencies are encouraged to attend. Please contact Brian Tritle with the Peaks District at btritle@fs.fed.us or (928) 527-8201 to RSVP for this event.

Saturday, May 3rd will be an open presentation followed with some field work in the afternoon. Anyone interested in gaining better skills on proper trailbuilding techniques is encouraged to attend. This event begins at 9:00 am at the Peaks District offices across from the Flagstaff Mall. Please contact trails@flagstaffbiking.org for more information on this day’s event.

Sunday, we’re riding! Join Flagstaff Biking Organization and the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew for a leisurely mountain bike ride. We will survey trail features and look at what is and isn’t working along the trails.

Make an effort to come out to these events!  To register, go to

http://go.imba.com/flagstaffFor more information, please contact Anthony Quintile with Flagstaff Biking Organization, 928-779-5969 or trails@flagstaffbiking.org