FYI for anyone in or near the Santa Barbara area...
Find below info on Sustainable trail building/maintenance seminar weekend with Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew, sponsored by SB Trails & SBMTV
email addies have been edited out... but if interested, you can get info via the links/URLS noted...
I will update here once I have more info, especially the Sunday ride info.
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The Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers are bringing in the IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association) Trail Care Crew later this week for some very cool events. All trail users are welcome. IMBA is the national leader is building sustainable trails. Please check out the details below including our Sunday mountain bike ride.

Trail Care for Hikers, Cyclists, and Equestrians

Want to build up or improve your club or organization?
Want to learn how to take better care of our local trails?

Then check into the workshops detailed below.

Trail Building School

Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Volunteers
www.sbmtv.org
The Santa Barbara County Trails Council
www.sbtrails.org

Visiting Trail Experts Will Inspire Local Sustainable Trail Maintenance. Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew Coming to SANTA BARBARA

The International Mountain Bicycling Association's (IMBA) Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew will be in SANTA BARBARA, March 26th through March 29th to talk trails, teach people sustainable trail building technique, and spend quality time on trail with all volunteers. The visit is one of 70 stops on the 2009 schedule. Everyone is invited to attend the weekend's events but registration is required for the free Trail Building workshop.

March 26th, Thursday, Presentation "Club Care - Reinvigorating Your Club":

6:30pm - 8:30pm, Faulkner Gallery - Santa Barbara Central Library, 40 East Anapamu Street. Open to the public at no charge.

This presentation focuses on techniques that advocacy groups across the country have used to reach goals, overcome, challenges, and build up their community. Any trails, outdoor, environmental, or sports based organization will benefit from this workshop. Included will be ideas on sustaining boards of directors, recruiting members, and making sure that everyone has a great time participating in their organization. Open to the public at no charge.

March 28th, Saturday, IMBA Trail Building School

8:30am - 5:00pm, Louise Lowery Davis Center 1232 De La Vina St Santa Barbara, CA: Pre-registration is required, open to public, free.

Registration: http://go.imba.com/santabarbara

This workshop instructs hikers, cyclists, and equestrians sustainable trail building/maintenance philosophies and trains volunteers and land managers to use these skills on their trails and in their community. The workshop will include a half day (8:30am -12:30pm) in class instruction and then a half day on a trail applying and refining skills. Location of the trail will be announced in the workshop. Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Open to the public at no charge.

Register here: http://go.imba.com/santabarbara

March 29th,Sunday, 10:00 AM: Group Trail Ride with the IMBA Trail Care Crew
(No RSVP required), nobody left behind

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there's a bunch of these happenin around the country, AK and Canada - go here if you're interested in seeing if there's one close to you...
http://go.imba.com/site/PageNavigator/TCC_schedule