CoTrails Trail Building Field Demos

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CoTrails Trail Building Field Demos

Postby kowen » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:06 am

This information went out through other channels, but I don’t believe has been shared here. Sorry this is late. These are mostly education/demonstration sessions, but will be put on by Woody Keen, a well-respected trail building contractor. For more detailed information go to .
When: Saturday April 28 9:00am Where: Lower Green Mountain Trail, Blue Ridge RD
What: This workshop will focus on enhancing the mountain bike trail users’ experience through the use of terra-forming techniques and water management structures that improve trail sustainability. Contractor will provide design, machines for implementation, and hand tools for volunteers.
When: Sunday April 29 9:00am Where: Bear Creek Trail, Conasauga RD
What: This workshop will transform a trail on a road (TROAD) into a trail, making the old roadbed feel and perform like purpose-built singletrack with better water management, enhanced user experience, aid in user conflict mitigation, and watershed hydrology restoration. Contractor will provide R2T design, machines for implementation and project oversight of volunteers.
When: Saturday May 5 9:00am Where: Ocmulgee Bluff Trail System, Oconee RD
What: This workshop will focus on mechanized trail maintenance on pack and saddle trails performing water management, tread re-shaping and hardening techniques using trail machines. Participants will observe trained and proficient trail builders use machines for various trail maintenance tasks and learn how to perform finish work behind trail machines. Specific topics will include: subtleties of good water management structures, compaction of native soils using mechanized equipment to harden tread, movement of additional hardening materials such as crushed stone using narrow tracked equipment enhancing the ride and more.
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