Community Driven: How Engagement Guides the Vision and Planning of a Community Wide Trail Network

With an emphasis on community wide trail networks, the best practices explored in this session will better equip professionals and community members toward creating vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable communities through trail development.

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Event Details

April 25, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Mountain Time)
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (Central Time)
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (Eastern Time)


FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost: FREE


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Learning Credits
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Webinar Outline

This webinar presented by Trail Solutions in collaboration with Trails are Common Ground, will delve into the dynamic world of trail development and the pivotal role community engagement plays. With an emphasis on community wide trail networks, the best practices explored in this session will better equip professionals and community members toward creating vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable communities through trail development.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will be able to explain the importance of community engagement in the trail development process.
  • Attendees will be able to articulate how trails benefit individuals and communities, thus expanding their ability to participate in the engagement process.
  • Attendees will be able to define various trail user groups and common objectives of each.
  • Attendees will be introduced to a system/network approach to trail planning.


This webinar qualifies as a Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) course (via LA CES).


Webinar Partners


Mike Repyak, Director of Planning and Design, IMBA Trail Solutions
Boulder, Colorado

Mike was born and raised on bikes and skis in Wisconsin. He received his degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, then headed west to live in Breckenridge, CO, to work as a mountain resort planner on projects throughout the worldwide ski industry. Currently, Mike and his wife are back to their Midwest roots, living in Madison, WI. Mike now applies his passion for outdoor recreation to trails-based projects via his role as Trail Solutions Director of Planning and Design. Mike has extensive experience in recreation focused design, natural surface trail planning and design, and mountain resort community planning. Mike brings a collaborative and iterative process approach to all of Trail Solutions projects and programs. His experience comes from years of leading master plan processes, public outreach plans, project stakeholder partnerships, federal/state/local permitting, and project implementation.


David Wiens, Executive Director, International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)
Gunnison, Colorado

Dave has been mountain biking since the mid-1980s and has ridden and raced his bike on trails all over the world. He has been involved in trail advocacy for more than thirty years and was the founder and executive director of Gunnison Trails, the trail advocacy organization in the Gunnison, Colorado area. A member of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, Dave created the Mountain Sports program at Western Colorado University. He joined the IMBA board of directors in 2016 and was named IMBA’s executive director in spring 2017. In addition to riding bicycles, Dave and his wife Susan are also avid hikers and enjoy backpacking at least once per year.


Closed Captioning

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Learning Credits and CEUs

American Trails is proud to be a certified provider of the following learning credits and continuing education opportunities:

  • American Institute of Certified Planners Continuing Maintenance (AICP CM)
  • Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES PDH) (most HSW approved)
  • National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) CEU equivalency petition
  • CEU/PDH equivalency petition for other accepting organizations

Learning credits are free for attendees for American Trails webinars and the International Trails Symposium, as well as for other conferences, webinars, and workshops we offer credits for. Learn more here.


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