Frederikshavn - North Jutland
29 September 2018 (All day) to 30 September 2018 (All day)

Trail Building School Denmark

Danish IMBA Europe member Spor- og Naturudvalg/DCU created a partnership with Frederikshavn municipality to host a 2nd IMBA Europe Trailbuilder School in Denmark in 2018.  The course will take place in Frederikshavn, North Jutland and is planned for 29th - 30th of September 2018.  Tutors will be Mark McClure and Gary Hampson, both are very experienced trail builders and trainers. Trailbuilderschool will be in English. The course will be held at the Danhostel Frederikshavn.  i

The course will be based on the IMBA trail building priciples, combined with teaching in practical trail design and planning tools.


  • Concepts of sustainabil trail construction and maintenance (0.5 Day)

This indoor classroom course outlines the fundamental concepts and techniques behind sustainable mountain bicycle focused trail construction and maintenance, rock armoring and water management.

  • Practicial trail maintenance and construction training (1.5 Days)

The practical field training which will focus on the following concepts:

  • Characteristics of sustainable trails
  • Designing sustainable trails
  • Trail building, focusing on rolling contour singletrack
  • Rock armoring techniques
  • Water crossings
  • Trail maintenance planning
  • Trail maintenance techniques
  • Tool and field safety
  • Rerouting unsustainable trails


Saturday 29/9

  • 08.30-09.00 Arrival
  • 09.00-12.00 Sustainable trails & fundamental trail building principles (indoor)
  • 12.00-13.00 Light lunch & departure for the trail
  • 13.00-18.00 Trail building workshop (outdoor)

Sunday 30/9

  • 09.00-12.00 Trail building workshop continued (outdoor)
  • 12.00-12.30 Light lunch (outdoor)
  • 12.30-16.00 Trail building workshop continued (outdoor)
  • 16.00-16.30 Evaluation 

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