22 April 2017 (All day) to 23 April 2017 (All day)

Trail Building School Val di Sole

IMBA Italia is glad to announce for the third consecutive year a TBS Trail Building School course.

For 2017, IMBA Italia organizes in the region of Trentino in partnership with Val di Sole its third official IMBA Italia trail building school, with the support of the two main sponsors 4Guimp and Buff® and with the support of Vittoria, WD40 and Selle Italia. The Tourism Agency of Val di Sole organizes thanks to its operational branch, Comitato Organizzatore Grandi Eventi, international events and races, and it is also designing an important and ambitious master plan around cycling.

Val di Sole (Trento) is working towards a network of new trails and linked services for the riders. That is the reason Val di Sole was glad and happy to host IMBA Italia to organize in a trail building school to educate and train staff and volunteers that will create and maintain the trails. The goal is to have more and better mtb trails. It will be a great chance to gather and to discuss mtb trails in a world-renowned mtb destination.

Participants will learn all of the basics of trail maintenance and construction according to IMBA curriculum (the international standard for over 30 years). The Trail Building School (TBS) course will last one week-end. Instructors will be Mark McClure, professional trail builder with IMBA, and Edoardo Melchiori, VP at IMBA Italia and IMBA Europe board member. Mark McClure will lecture in English while Edoardo Melchiori will translate into Italian both the theory and the practice.

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.

Price of the course € 170.00. Reduced price for IMBA Italia members and supporters € 150.00. All participants will receive handouts in electronic format (Italian or English). Upon completion, participants will receive a TBS IMBA Certificate.

All participants will receive the following welcome kit:

  • Note Pad Val di Sole
  • Val di Sole World Championship t-shirt
  • Bike land keychain
  • WD40 lube product
  • Fender Mudgard Vittoria

To participate sign up here; read here the accounts of past TBS participants. IMBA Italia will publish on its website hotel stays that will grant TBS rates.