Dear IMBA Friend,

The International Mountain Bicycling Association is coming to your area, and
you're invited to join in the special events.

San Luis Obispo, California March 4-7
Piedra, California March 12-14

All events are FREE! This is your opportunity to rub shoulders with the IMBA
crew while learning all about trailbuilding. Check out all the details below
and come join in the fun.

You are receiving this email as an IMBA member or contact. Please help us get
the word out and forward this invitation to other area mountain bikers, land
managers, and trail users!

If these events are too far away for you to attend, we understand. We sent
you this email to not just invite you but also to let you know about the
important work IMBA is doing in your area.

If you can't make it to one of these events, the Crew will be spending more
time in California:

April 1-4 Chico
April 8-11 Cobb
April 22-25 Auburn
November 4-7 San Diego
November 11-14 Valley Springs
December 2-5 Oakland

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San Luis Obispo
March 4-7

Thanks to the Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers (www.cccmb.org) and the
city of San Luis Obispo for planning a great weekend!

FRIDAY, MARCH 5
6:00-8:00 p.m.

"Around the World with IMBA"
Come mingle with fellow riders and learn about IMBA's work around the
world. IMBA's Rachael and Nat Lopes will present a fun and exciting
slideshow about riding and travel adventures in the U.S., Italy, Wales,
Australia, and beyond.

Linnea's Coffee House
Downtown San Luis Obispo

SATURDAY, MARCH 6
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. IMBA Trailbuilding School

Get your hands dirty and learn how to build sustainable and fun singletrack.
The school includes three hours of classroom instruction followed by
hands-on time in the field learning trailbuilding techniques. Topics include
designing a contour trail, controlling water flow, building effective trail
structures, and routine trail maintenance.

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Classroom Session
Ludwick Community Center
864 Santa Rosa Street

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch provided by CCMB

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fieldwork
TBD, San Luis Obispo City Open Space

The fieldwork will be hands-on trailbuilding, so come prepared. You'll
probably be most comfortable in long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. Wear
sturdy shoes and bring water, snacks, work gloves, sunscreen, and a hat. If
you have any trailbuilding tools--pulaskis, McLeods, rakes, picks, hoes,
shovels--please bring them, too.

For more information or to RSVP for the workshop, visit www.cccmb.org or call
Ranger Brandi Diffenderfer at (805) 781-7302.

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Piedra, California
March 12-14
Nat and Rachael Lopes of the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew will work with the
US Army Corps of Engineers in central California at Pine Flat Lake
(http://www.spk.usace.army.mil/cespk-.../pineflat.html) as part of IMBA's
Memorandum of Understanding
(http://www.imba.com/resources/agencies/acoe_mou_02.html).

SATURDAY, MARCH 13
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. IMBA Trailbuilding School, Day 1

Pine Flat Lake Headquarters
27295 Pine Flat Road
Piedra, California

Get your hands dirty and learn how to build sustainable and fun singletrack.
The school includes three hours of classroom instruction followed by
hands-on time in the field learning trailbuilding techniques. Topics include
designing a contour trail, controlling water flow, building effective trail
structures, and routine trail maintenance.

8:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Classroom Session

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Bring your own lunch

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Fieldwork

The fieldwork will be hands-on trailbuilding, so come prepared. You'll
probably be most comfortable in long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. Wear
sturdy shoes and bring water, snacks, work gloves, sunscreen, and a hat. If
you have any trailbuilding tools--pulaskis, McLeods, rakes, picks, hoes,
shovels--please bring them, too.

SUNDAY, MARCH 14 IMBA Trailbuilding School Day 2
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Field session

A ride has been planned following the trailwork session, so bring your bike!

For more information or to RSVP for the workshop, contact Freddy Arias via
email (Freddie.S.Arias@usace.army.mil) or phone (559.787.2589).