Advanced Trail Building School @ Whypass – Scholarships Available!

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    IMBA ADVANCED TRAIL BUILDING CLASS — Scholarships Available!

    Coming to Whypass October 18-19! This isn't your average beginner trail building class folks. IMBA will be hosting an Advanced Trail Building class at Carpenter Bypass Recreation Area this Oct 18-19. It will be a two day event: half-day classroom and 1.5 days field work. The class will be held in conjunction with new trail construction at Whypass, DOD's featured trail network in Lorane, Oregon. Specifically, a zone called The Gift Zone will have three new lines created/revamped with an increasing difficulty scale of riding associated with each; think simple flow to moderate rock garden to full rugged rock gardens and fast off-camber corners. In Brock's words, "old-school downhill, man!" The three lines will be green-blue-black similar to ski resort rating style.

    Advanced class work will include major rock features, proper equipment use, line design, wooden retaining walls and more from a few sections of each of the three new Gift Zone lines. The BLM had graciously agreed to fund these three new lines at Whypass this year and DOD and IMBA are excited to piggy-back this class onto those efforts. If you are as excited as we are to step up your trail building skills with regards to laying rock, setting up new lines, running large equipment or building sustainable retaining walls, you should consider this class!

    The cost for the class will be $200 per person. Wow that is a lot, you say! However this fee has been partially subsidized by Anna Laxague and IMBA to reduce the cost to our members as much as possible. Furthermore DOD will be providing FULL and PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS!! Yup, you could get into the class for FREE or at a 50% reduced rate! Learning all these great skills you can apply down the road, moving big rocks and running large equipment for $100 bucks? That is a steal!

    DOD will provide three full (100% free) scholarships to the class as well as four 50% scholarships ($100 class cost). To apply for these scholarships please submit a one page document answering the questions below. 

    DEADLINE FOR SCHOLARSHIP SUBMISSION:
    Please submit to [email protected] by the end of next week (Sept 19th). Decisions will be announced Monday September 22, 2014. 

    1) Full name and email address

    2) Short statement of why you are interested in the class

    3) Previous trail work training classes/experience

    4) Short summary explaining how you will use the new skills learned from the class

    5) List previous experience with line design, heavy rock work, and/or large equipment operation

    **Please note: 1) Only DOD/IMBA members will be accepted, 2) current volunteer trail work hours from 2014 will be heavily considered in this decision process.

     

    IMBA ADVANCED TRAIL BUILDING CLASS — Scholarships Available!

    Coming to Whypass October 18-19! This isn't your average beginner trail building class folks. IMBA will be hosting an Advanced Trail Building class at Carpenter Bypass Recreation Area this Oct 18-19. It will be a two day event: half-day classroom and 1.5 days field work. The class will be held in conjunction with new trail construction at Whypass, DOD's featured trail network in Lorane, Oregon. Specifically, a zone called The Gift Zone will have three new lines created/revamped with an increasing difficulty scale of riding associated with each; think simple flow to moderate rock garden to full rugged rock gardens and fast off-camber corners. In Brock's words, "old-school downhill, man!" The three lines will be green-blue-black similar to ski resort rating style.

    Advanced class work will include major rock features, proper equipment use, line design, wooden retaining walls and more from a few sections of each of the three new Gift Zone lines. The BLM had graciously agreed to fund these three new lines at Whypass this year and DOD and IMBA are excited to piggy-back this class onto those efforts. If you are as excited as we are to step up your trail building skills with regards to laying rock, setting up new lines, running large equipment or building sustainable retaining walls, you should consider this class!

    The cost for the class will be $200 per person. Wow that is a lot, you say! However this fee has been partially subsidized by Anna Laxague and IMBA to reduce the cost to our members as much as possible. Furthermore DOD will be providing FULL and PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS!! Yup, you could get into the class for FREE or at a 50% reduced rate! Learning all these great skills you can apply down the road, moving big rocks and running large equipment for $100 bucks? That is a steal!

    DOD will provide three full (100% free) scholarships to the class as well as four 50% scholarships ($100 class cost). To apply for these scholarships please submit a one page document answering the questions below. 

    DEADLINE FOR SCHOLARSHIP SUBMISSION:
    Please submit to [email protected] by the end of next week (Sept 19th). Decisions will be announced Monday September 22, 2014. 

    1) Full name and email address

    2) Short statement of why you are interested in the class

    3) Previous trail work training classes/experience

    4) Short summary explaining how you will use the new skills learned from the class

    5) List previous experience with line design, heavy rock work, and/or large equipment operation

    **Please note: 1) Only DOD/IMBA members will be accepted, 2) current volunteer trail work hours from 2014 will be heavily considered in this decision process.

     

    Let us ride!

  • #10166

    Miggity

    Hello Disciples, past, future and present!

    I cannot stress enough what a great opportunity this is for not only our talented and devoted community of trail builders but for the future quality of mountain biking in our region!

    Time and spots are limited.  Sign up today!!!

     

  • #10167

    slowleego

    Oh yeah,

    Time to step up our skills to the next level. I'm going to throw my hat in the ring, and I hope others will as well.

     

    Cheers…..Lee

  • #10191

    jboone

    REMINDER … that scholarship applications for the IMBA Advanced Trail Building School are due by midnight on Friday, Sept 19th. The cost of the class through IMBA is $200 but DOD is offering three fully paid scholarships as well as four partial (50%) scholarships to deserving members. 

     

    https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=458

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