Trail Development: Considerations for Adaptive Mountain Biking

Learn how different communities have developed and maintained inclusive trails that can be used by mountain bikers of all abilities.

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August 20, 2020

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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This webinar is free to the public, thanks to a generous sponsorship from New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), and the Federal Highway Administration, as well as Move United.


Webinar Outline

This webinar is brought to you in partnership with Move United. Move United uses the power of sport to push what’s possible for people with disabilities, confronting ignorance, fueling conversation, and inciting action that leads us to a world where everyone’s included.  In this webinar you will learn about how communities in the Move United membership network have developed and maintained inclusive trails that can be used by mountain bikers of all abilities. Join us to contribute to a candid conversation and incite the action it takes to build trails where everyone’s included.

This content is CE Pre-Approved by NCTRC.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand components that will need to be considered for accessible trail development
  • Identify basic assessment process in trail selection/modification for adaptive mountain bikers.
  • Understand and identify collaborative partnerships essential to advancing adaptive mountain biking trail development.


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

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Cayla Hammaker, Training and Education Program Specialist, Move United

Cayla joined the Move United team in 2018 as a Training & Education Program Specialist. Cayla works as part of the Training & Education team to offer training in adaptive sports and nonprofit management to develop and strengthen community-based adaptive sports organizations. Prior to joining Move United, formerly Disabled Sports USA, Cayla obtained her B.S. in Exercise and Movement Science at the University of Vermont. While in Vermont, Cayla also completed an internship with Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, where she found her love for adaptive sports. Since then, she has played a volunteer role in several non-profit and volunteer-run groups serving individuals of all abilities. Prior to joining Move United, Cayla also worked for Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital’s adaptive sports program in Boston, MA. Cayla currently has her PSIA Adaptive Alpine Level I Certification and in her free time enjoys skiing, traveling, running with her dog, and seeking new adventures.


Chris Brower, Program Supervisor, Adaptive Sports Foundation

Chris came to ASF via the normal circuitous route. He is an elementary school teacher by training, a bicycle fabricator and mechanic, ski and snowboard technician, outdoor enthusiast and “people person” by nature. Chris grew up in the southern Adirondacks and took his successful high school hurdling career to Keene State College in New Hampshire. Access to the Green and White Mountains further influenced his love for nature, wild places and steep descents.

Since then Chris has developed a pragmatic relationship with the sports he loves, the equipment required to participate and the “teacher” who wants everyone to get excited about healthy, outside fun. He had to be a mechanic to keep his own equipment working properly and his desire to share the fun led him to “fix” other people’s toys professionally. He has interests ranging from history, music and spa remodeling to biology, nutrition, economics and art.


Nate Carey, Program Manager, Teton Adaptive Sports

Nate Carey is a mountain bike and ski coach for Teton Adaptive Sports (TAS) at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Cycling has taken Nate around the world working as a team mechanic for six years with Giant Bicycle. In 2015, Nate got off the road. He and his wife Amanda, started a NICA high school mountain bike team with seven student athletes and five coaches. Three years, 60 riders and 20 coaches later, the team is running strong. He grew up skiing and riding on the east coast and Santiago, Chile. Nate revels in sharing the outdoor experience and pushing what is possible, with the right skills. When Nate is not on skis or behind a handlebar, you will find him working on his new mobile bike repair business, Teton Wrench!


Christina Fox, Executive Director, Teton Adaptive Sports

Growing in an outdoorsy family, Christy credits outdoor experiences with teaching her accomplishment, trust, friendship, teamwork and fun! She hopes help others achieve the same love of outdoor sports and make them accessible to all. With a background in event and construction production Christy brings organization and business skills to TAS.


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  • American Institute of Certified Planners Continuing Maintenance (AICP CM)
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