Trails Training Calendar

Trail training, workshops, and conferences on trail building, planning, management, land protection, organization development, leadership, tools, GIS data, parks, bike/ped facilities, nonmotorized transportation, funding, and stewardship.

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June

IMBA Announces Fourth Trail Labs Event

Bentonville, AR

June 10 - June 12, 2019

Trail Labs are intensive two-day workshops designed to catalyze the next generation of great places to ride mountain bikes. Community stakeholders are encouraged to attend to learn about the benefits of investing in more trails close to home.

Categories: Multi-day Course, Workshop

Portland State University: Integrating Bike-Ped Topics Into University Transportation Courses

Portland, Oregon

June 20 - June 21, 2019

This two-day course offers a holistic to integrating bicycle and pedestrian topics into transportation and engineering courses. Through field tours and classroom exercises, you'll gain an understanding of state-of-the art practice. Faculty leave with resources to broaden your curriculum and course design—including reading lists, sample homework, project assignments and more. It's an ideal primer for PhD candidates, new faculty, or established faculty looking to diversify their transportation offerings.

Categories: Workshop

July

Portland State University: Comprehensive Bikeway Design

Portland, Oregon

July 15 - July 19, 2019

With over a decade of graduates from this week-long course, we'll cover the fundamentals of bikeway design and planning through an intensive week of interactive classroom, daily field tours, and design exercises. The Portland, Oregon area has implemented a wide variety of innovative bicycle facilities and treatments, providing a unique city-wide case study to understand how bikeway planning affects community livability and economic development. Transportation engineers, urban planners, advocates, policymakers, municipal staff and other transportation professionals interested in nurturing cycling in their communities should attend.

Categories: Workshop

Tennessee Greenways and Trails Forum

Pickwick Landing State Park 120 Playground Loop Counce, TN 38326

July 16 - July 18, 2019

The 2019 Tennessee Greenways and Trails Forum is a three-day education workshop and networking conference, designed for parks and recreation professionals, planners and city and county officials. This year’s theme is “Communities Build Trails, Trails Build Communities”. Forum sessions will highlight the impact of improving health, promoting economic development and tourism, providing alternative transportation opportunities, and connecting people with nature along greenways, blueways, and trails in communities. Enjoy multiple networking opportunities to interact with program sponsors and participants. Lunch and dinner are included in your registration. Register on-site for a 4 hr. trail building workshop, 1 hr. guided pontoon boat tour, or canoe/kayak trip ($5 fee for canoe or kayak).

Categories: Workshop

Tennessee Greenways and Trails Forum

Pickwick Landing State Park 120 Playground Loop Counce, TN 38326

July 16 - July 18, 2019

The 2019 Tennessee Greenways and Trails Forum is a three-day education workshop and networking conference, designed for parks and recreation professionals, planners and city and county officials. This year’s theme is “Communities Build Trails, Trails Build Communities”. Forum sessions will highlight the impact of improving health, promoting economic development and tourism, providing alternative transportation opportunities, and connecting people with nature along greenways, blueways, and trails in communities. Enjoy multiple networking opportunities to interact with program sponsors and participants. Lunch and dinner are included in your registration. Register on-site for a 4 hr. trail building workshop, 1 hr. guided pontoon boat tour, or canoe/kayak trip ($5 fee for canoe or kayak).

Categories: Workshop

Portland State University: Plan for Active Transportation

Portland, Oregon

July 21 - July 23, 2019

The Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University is home to the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), and other transportation programs. TREC produces research and tools for transportation decision makers, develops K-12 curriculum to expand the diversity and capacity of the workforce, and engages students and young professionals through education.

Categories: Workshop

Sustainable Trail Assessment, Permitting, and Contracting

Wentworth, North Carolina

July 30 - August 01, 2019

Participants will learn how to take a critical look at trails to assess condition, maintenance, and safety. The session will also cover potential permitting requirements and trail contracting for natural surface sustainable trail projects. Students will discuss how trail condition, maintenance, and safety can affect the "trail experience", and they will also learn and discuss how the interpretation of assessment results may vary depending on user group and trail difficulty. Participants will complete desktop trail reviews, assess existing trails and proposed reroutes on the Rockingham Community College campus, discuss permits, and create contracts based on assessment results.

Categories: Workshop

October

Sustainable Trail Design and Layout, Construction, and Maintenance

Wentworth, North Carolina

October 07 - October 10, 2019

Participants will learn the five essential elements of sustainable trails and how to incorporate them into trail layout and construction. This session will guide participants from desktop trail planning to design and layout, corridor flagging, and pin flagging of a trail alignment in the field. Students will gain field experience constructing new trail, reroutes, and maintaining existing trails on the Rockingham Community College campus.

Categories: Workshop

December

Sustainable Trail Design and Layout, Construction, and Maintenance

Wentworth, North Carolina

December 02 - December 05, 2019

Participants will learn the five essential elements of sustainable trails and how to incorporate them into trail layout and construction. This session will guide participants from desktop trail planning to design and layout, corridor flagging, and pin flagging of a trail alignment in the field. Students will gain field experience constructing new trail, reroutes, and maintaining existing trails on the Rockingham Community College campus.

Categories: Workshop