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    IMBA Trail Care Crew Palmer visit.

    Tryin' to spread the word: The International Mountain Biking Association's Trail Care Crew will be making a stop in Palmer May ! through 3, 2009. Palmer's Valley Mountain Bikers and Hikers will be hosting and facilitating their trip. They will also be visiting Juneau and Fairbanks. There will be a Friday evening meet and greet at the swanky VMBaH world headquarters (otherwise known as the old morgue) in downtown Palmer, with slide shows and war stories, followed by a 1/2 day classroom session on Layout and Construction of Sustainable Trails, followed by two field work and training sessions at Kepler Bradley State Recreation Area followed by a ride or hike (condition dependent and all). VMBaH will be supplying all the tools and equipment and Clif Bars is onboard with a mountain of free minibars. We are trying to recover a portion of the crew's airfare, so expect a nominal fee.

    Please see: http://go.imba.com/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=104261 for more info or to register.

    Believe it or not, trail building season is coming.

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    Owner, Trailwerx Trails Contracting
    Palmer, Alaska
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    TRAIL BUILDING WITH THE BEST
    Friday-Saturday, May 1st -3rd
    The International Mountain Bike Association
    (IMBA) Trail Care Crew is coming to town!

    Over the weekend of May 1st -3rd Valley Mountain Bikers and Hikers will be hosting the IMBA Trail Care Crew, and conducting a trail design and construction workshop. Learn how to build sustainable trails from the pros. Participate in hands-on trail construction and field exercises at Kepler Bradley State Park.
    Friday, May 1st
    7pm-9pm : Meet and greet the IMBA crew
    VMBaH Project Office at 247 S. Alaska St. in Palmer
    Bike videos, trail talk and snacks.

    Saturday, May 2nd
    9am - 12pm : Classroom training session: "Design and Layout of Sustainable Trails"
    Matanuska Agricultural Experiment Station, Trunk Road
    1 pm - 5 pm: Field Session
    Long Lake Trail at Kepler Bradley SRA

    Sunday, May 3rd
    9 am - 12 pm: Field Session
    Long Lake Trail at Kepler Bradley SRA
    1 pm - 5 pm: Ride or Hike the Matanuska Greenbelt Trails

    Class Cost: SUGGESTED DONATION
    $10. VMBaH or Alaska Trail Members
    $15. Non-members
    $25. Includes one year membership to Alaska Trails ($35 value)
    Register now - go to http://go.imba.com/palmer

    For more information contact Mark at 745-2453 or [email protected]
    Owner, Trailwerx Trails Contracting
    Palmer, Alaska
    www.trailwerx.com

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    Event Poster

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    Last call

    Looks like we have a caterer for the Friday night meet and greet and will have free snacks for 20 people. We are already pushing that number so if anybody would like to bring a snack to share, please do so. Unfortunately, the landlord does not allow any beer or alcohol or any such evil doin's, but the Caboose lounge is across the street and we will probably adjourn to the drinking parlor after the meet and greet.

    Other then that, looks like everything is ready to go.
    Owner, Trailwerx Trails Contracting
    Palmer, Alaska
    www.trailwerx.com

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    Good job! Thanks everyone

    A very cool new trail has appeared at Kepler Bradley thanks to the 20 plus people who took the course. We were able to complete the new 600 foot reroute at the northeast end of Long Lake although there are still a few finishing touches to be done. Thanks to IMBA and Jason Van Horn and Inga Beck of the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew for putting on a great course, Alaska Trails for arranging the visits, Alaska State Parks for the work site, U of A Agricultural Experiment Station for the classroom facilities, and everyone that helped out. Great job, everyone. I'll post some pics soon.

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    Photos

    Here's some pictures from the work days.
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    There was a nice article in the valley paper this morning:

    http://www.frontiersman.com/articles...2736471026.txt
    Owner, Trailwerx Trails Contracting
    Palmer, Alaska
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