After a first edition in the Province of Bologna last year, IMBA Italia will host, in collaboration with IMBA Trail Solutions and IMBA Europe,the second trail building school presented by 4Guimp.
IMBA Italia welcomes industry support from 4Guimp
4Guimp, an Italian company that distributes some high-end brands such as Ibis and Evoc, decided to celebrate its 10th anniversary by partnering with IMBA Italia for this TBS. Enrico Guala, owner of 4Guimp, has been a mtb trail advocate for all of its career; he is one of the founders of the 24hr of Finale and of the Enduro World Series and he was able to involve Evoc, one of the most sought out mtb equipment brands IMBA Italia considers 4Guimp the perfect partner to carry on its mtb trail advocacy effort.
Participants will learn all of the basics of trail maintenance and construction according to IMBA Trail Solutions curriculum. The TBS, 16-17 April, will last a whole week-end and the instructors (IMBA Trail Solutions) will lecture in English while the IMBA Italian staff will translate into Italian. The format involves 4 hrs of theory, and 12 hrs of practical work on actual trails. Forty will be the participants from Italy and other European countries.
These are some of the things participants will learn:
- characteristics of a sustainable trail
- the importance of a good design
- how and where to use rocks
- how to design with the right gradient
- criteria for multi-use trails
- water shading and erosion
- tools and safety
- how to deal with trails that are not sustainable.