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Slow and Say Hello

A Program to Reduce Trail Conflicts and Protect Resources

The "Slow & Say Hello" program engages park visitors at popular trailheads to promote trail safety and resource protection.

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Event Details

May 26, 2022

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)

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FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers

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    Webinar Outline


    "Slow & Say Hello" engages park visitors at popular trailheads to promote trail safety and resource protection. The program has successfully reduced conflict and fostered a friendlier trail community in a San Francisco area County by putting visitors in the other person's shoes. The program, developed over several years, is a collaboration of mountain bike, equestrian, and environmental groups called Trail Partners. The mission of the Trail Partners Foundation is to encourage the creation of similar collaborations wherever trail conflicts exist, and to offer others the benefit of the Foundation’s years of experience and the tools that have been created. The "Slow & Say Hello" logo is trademarked to ensure its use in an education based program open to all trail user groups.

    Learning Objectives:

    • We'll explain how our program came into existence, its two years of development, and what it is today.
    • We'll provide "Key Findings" that provide insight into why conflicts exist, and how to change the behavior that leads to them.
    • We'll also present "Tails & Tires" a safety workshop for High School mountain bike race teams.

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

     


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    Presenters


    Curt Kruger, Co-Founder and Current Director, Trail Partners
    Marin County, California

    Curt Kruger is a co-founder and current director of Trail Partners, a collaboration of user groups that developed the “Slow & Say Hello” safety and resource protection program in California’s Bay Area. He has worked with public land managers over the past 8 years to gain their support in making “Slow & Say Hello” their primary trail safety effort. Curt & the Trail Partners team developed a safety and resource protection workshop for high school mountain bike teams. The workshop, called Tails & Tires has since expanded its reach to include equestrian organizations, hikers and other trail users.

    Curt’s 4 decades of marketing experience with environmental products provides him with insight into behavior patterns and effective communication. Curt was raised on the East Coast, spent a decade in the mountains of Idaho and few years in Abu Dhabi before moving to California, where he lives with his wife Monte.

    Curt received an MBA from University of California (Berkeley) and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

     

    Tom Boss, Off-Road & Events Director, Marin County Bicycle Coalition
    Marin, California

    A founding member of Trail Partners, Tom Boss is the Off-Road and Events Director at Marin County Bicycle Coalition, where he leads the trail development, education, and stewardship efforts of the Off-Road Program and manages events such as the Jane Fondo, Dirt Fondo, and Adventure Revival fundraising group rides. Tom grew up in Marin, California where an appreciation for the outdoors and conservation were embedded at an early age, and works on many fronts to promote a balanced and inclusive approach to land management.

     


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