The Shuswap Cycling Club is once again excited to host a Foundation Trails Workshop June 16th and 17th at the Rubberhead trail network. The workshop is sponsored by Rec Sites and Trails BC and with support from the Shuswap Trail Alliance.
Sign up by contacting us at [email protected] or completing the form below – Hurry there is only space for 20 participants!
The course will be taught by Mark Woods, an experienced trail designer and instructor from Trail Holistics. It will be a mix of classroom and practical instruction, and will cover the principles and culture in trail building, sustainability, assessment, planning, and construction.
Since 2010, Mark led efforts to assemble a team of trained builders to reconstruct over 70km of dilapidated trails to bring the Shore back to its former glory. Creating the Builder Academy in 2011 to increase local capacity through knowledge, Mark began travelling the province, teaching the basics in sustainable building to other communities using the Shore as a case study. In 2017 Mark created the Foundation, a workshop that offers a more refined, comprehensive approach to building and improving trails. Drawing upon his experience working on trail projects throughout BC, the focus is to build better trails through improved technique. Emphasizing the importance of an adaptable approach, the course seeks to harmonize methods with regional factors.
The course takes participants through a 2 day process including a classroom theory followed by site assessments to determine issues and potential solutions. On day 2, we sink our teeth into a dig project putting theory into practice.