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Calendar of Trails Training

Hosted by AmericanTrails.org

 

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:

Past trail training, workshops, and conferences

Archived events

Add to the calendar: Send your events, workshops, and trails training opportunities to trailhead@americantrails.org

 

 

PLAN FOR NEXT YEAR: Events from the past year

Past events from January 2016

 

January 6, 2016 — Countermeasure Strategies for Pedestrian Safety: Roundabouts

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
  • Roundabouts provide an alternative design to traditional intersections that in some cases can improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists. By using a modern roundabout design to lower vehicle speeds through an intersection, safety and efficiency can be improved. FHWA has identified roundabouts as one of its Proven Safety Countermeasures. This presentation, led by Hillary Isebrands (FHWA Resource Center) will provide an in-depth look at roundabout design and discuss ways that roundabouts can be used to improve safety for pedestrians.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5172256998079166210

January 7, 2016 — Webinar: Requirements for Protruding Objects along Circulation Paths

  • Online Webinar: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm ET
  • AccessiblityOnline presents a collaborative training program between the ADA National Network and U.S. Access Board. This webinar will review requirements in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards for protruding objects along circulation paths. These provisions limit the protrusion of mounted and free-standing objects to prevent hazards to people with vision impairments.
  • Info: http://www.accessibilityonline.org/

January 15-17, 2016 — Southwest Florida Nature Festival

  • Naples, FL
  • Explore the local environment through almost 40 guided field trips to 20 wildlife hot spots around Southwest Florida and lectures at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. Field trips, including birding walks, buggy rides and boat tours, are offered in conjunction with partners such as Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Big Cypress National Preserve and Conservancy of Southwest Florida.
  • Info: http://www.paradisecoast.com/listings/events/profile/southwest-florida-nature-festival

January 28, 2016 — Webinar: Why Resolve Conflict When You Can Prevent It?

January 28, 2016 — Webinar: Making the Case for Parks and Trails

  • Online webinar: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
  • The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals will highlight results from an extensive exploration of scientific and "gray" literature, which was conducted to understand the co-benefits of activity-friendly environments on physical health, mental health, social benefits, safety/injury prevention, environmental sustainability, and economics. Five settings that relate to physical activity in communities were defined for the non-systematic literature review: parks/trails, urban design, transportation, schools, and workplaces/buildings.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8861916755772833025

January 29, 2016 — Broward County Safe Streets Summit

January 31 - February 3, 2016 —Active Living Research Conference

  • Clearwater Beach, FL
  • The conference agenda has two focus areas: research and practice/policy. Integrating two focus areas provides opportunities for exchange on how to use evidence to increase physical activity in many settings, identify new policy-relevant research questions, and develop new collaborations across sectors.
  • Info: http://www.alr-conference.com/

Past events from February 2016

 

February 6, 2016 — Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail Annual Meeting

  • Elon, NC
  • Attendees will hear reports on progress to build, maintain and promote the MST as well as a workshop for people interested in learning how to hike the trail. The keynote address will be by thru-hiker Sharon "Mama Goose" Smith, a retired Air Force combat medic who will lead the first Warrior Hike of veterans on the MST next September. There will also be a panel moderated by Howard Lee sharing different ways the trail can be used for education, and much more!
  • Info: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eboq37599ae0b7d9&llr=54ke8qcab

February 6-11, 2016 — Hike the Hill

February 7-10, 2016 — The Corps Network's National Conference

  • Washington, DC
  • Come experience how the legacy of Corps is alive and changing. There will be a wide variety of informative plenaries and workshops as well as ample opportunity to network with friends in the Corps Community. Attendees will take their message to Capitol Hill and showcase the impact of Corps to Members of Congress and their partners at federal agencies. They will also present the Corpsmembers of the Year and Projects of the Year.
  • Info: http://www.corpsnetwork.org/national-conference

February 8-9, 2016 — 2016 Colorado Bike Summit

  • Denver, CO
  • This two-day program, hosted by Bicycle Colorado each year in February, is geared to educate and empower attendees, identify common bicycling issues and solutions in their communities, demonstrate the power of a unified voice to the state legislature and set priorities for improving the future of bicycling in Colorado.
  • Info: http://bicyclecolorado.org/events/colorado-bicycle-summit/

February 11-13, 2016 — New Partners for Smart Growth

  • Dayton, OH
  • The nation’s largest smart growth and sustainability event, the theme for the 2016 conference is “Practical Tools and Innovative Strategies for Creating Great Communities,” underscoring a stronger emphasis on implementation tools and strategies, and new technologies that will help communities now! There will be something for everybody, from veteran experts to smart-growth novices, with over 75 sessions and workshops to choose from.
  • Info: https://newpartners.org/

February 12-13, 2016 The Adventure Summit

  • Dayton, OH
  • The Adventure Summit is an event celebrating the spirit of outdoor adventure by showcasing the vibrant lifestyle and culture of human powered endeavors through inspiration, education, and experience. It will serve the adventure market from skill clinics and hands-on trainings from some of the world’s leading experts to showcasing local places to play and locals who have played around the world. 
  • Info: http://theadventuresummit.com/about/

February 18, 2016 — Webinar: Methods for Prioritizing Pedestrian Improvements for School Walking Trips

February 18-21, 2016 — Central Coast Stewardship Summit - For Multi-Use Trails

  • Santa Brabara, CA
  • The Los Padres National Forest is hosting the Central Coast Trail Stewardship Summit for Multi-Use Trails, February 18-21, 2016. The summit will bring together USFS Los Padres NF, state, county and city agencies along with regional LPNF trails stewards with the goal of facilitating stronger partnerships and shared trail maintenance knowledge among agencies, stewardship organizations, volunteers, and trail users. The Forest Service has partnered with the International Mountain Bicycling Association to bring their professional trail building, maintenance, and educations skills to the community.

  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=624&reset=1

February 19-20, 2016 — American Endurance Ride Conference

  • Reno, NV
  • AERC's convention is the most fun you can have without your horse! Two days of informative and thought-provoking seminars, shopping galore, seeing old friends and meeting new ones, awards presentations, Hot Topics seminars, plus fun Friday night entertainment and the awards banquet on Saturday night.
  • Info: http://aerc.org/static/Convention.aspx

February 22-24, 2016 —Community Transportation Association of Idaho Annual Conference and Expo 

  • Boise, ID
  • The 2016 Conference will bring CTAI's mission together in one place - legislative advocacy, leadership development, and educational seminars! The Conference and Expo is scheduled for February to ensure that presentations meet the needs of providers and members, while allowing increased opportunity for interaction with legislative leaders.
  • Info: http://ctai.org/Events/AnnualConference

February 22-25, 2016 — Great Lakes Park Training Institute

  • Angola, IN
  • The Great Lakes Park Training Institute (GLPTI) is a professional training opportunity for park and public lands professionals in municipal, county, state, regional and national agencies. It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas as well as an exploration of current issues and techniques in the field of parks and recreation.
  • Info: http://glpti.org/

February 23, 2016 — Ohio Bicycling Summit

  • Columbus, OH
  • The Third Annual OBF Ohio Bicycling Summit will give organizations and clubs an opportunity to display what they are doing for cycling in Ohio in the Statehouse Atrium. They will share best practices. The Ohio House and Senate are both expected to be in session February 23. State senators, representatives, and their staffs will traverse the Atrium in their course of business, and to each other.   
  • Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/obf-ohio-bicycling-summit-feb-23-2016-tickets-16841834380

February 24, 2016 — Webinar: The New Federal Transportation Bill – What Does It Mean for the Walking Movement?

  • Online webinar: 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
  • America Walks, Rails to Trails Conservancy, and LOCUS are excited to announce a free joint webinar. This webinar will examine the FAST Act legislation passed in December 2015 and discuss ways that traditional and new programs in the legislation can be used by advocates and organizations as they work on active transportation projects at the local, state, and regional level.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6972458801766547458

February 25, 2016 — Webinar: Building Capacity with Volunteers – Essential Building Blocks of a Successful Program

February 25-27, 2016 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • San Diego, CA
  • Hosted by: San Diego Mountain Bike Association. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=614&reset=1

February 27, 2016 — New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit

  • Princeton, NJ
  • As a participant in the NJBWC Summit, you have the opportunity to learn more about current state and federal legal and policy issues affecting your community, become aware of various public funding sources, network, and identify and develop mutually beneficial relationships that can help your community become more bike and pedestrian friendly and therefore, more livable.
  • Info: http://www.njbwc.org/summit-2016/

February 27-28, 2016 — 3rd Annual Cascade Winter Ruck (Backpacking Clinic)

  • Cascade Locks, OR
  • This event is designed to help all sorts of backpackers from novice to expert get prepared for the hiking season. They will have a specific focus on those attendees looking to set out on their first long distance hike whether it be the Pacific Crest Trail, Timberline Trail, Camino de Santiago, Continental Divide Trail, Wonderland Trail, John Muir Trail, or any other trail your heart desires.
  • Info: http://aldhawest.org/event-2070207

February 27 - March 1, 2016 — Velo-City Global

  • Tapei, Taiwan
  • The Velo-city conference series is the major global platform for the exchange of vision, knowledge, expertise, and good practice for cycling as part of daily transport and recreation. More specifically, Velo-city promotes the integration of urban cycle planning into all the relevant public policy sectors, including transport planning, land development, public health, education, environment, economy, and energy.
  • Info: http://www.velo-city2016.com/index.php/en/program/program-schedule

February 29 - March 4, 2016 — Texas Recreation & Park Society Institute & Expo

Past events from March 2016

 

March 4-11, 2016 — Sustainable Trails Conference

  • Knoxville, TN
  • Sponsored by Professional Trail Builders Association. The Marriott Knoxville overlooks the Tennessee River and is the closest downtown hotel to Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. Partnering with Legacy Parks Foundation, the City of Knoxville and the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club, PTBA attendees will have the opportunity to use their outdoor workshops to create a finished project within one of the urban trail systems found in the heart of the city and in close proximity to the conference site.
  • Info: http://www.trailbuilders.org/training

March 6-10, 2016 — Association of Partners for Public Lands Convention and Trade Show

  • Spokane, WA
  • The Association of Partners for Public Lands is looking for enriching and enlightening session ideas for its Convention and Trade Show in Spokane, WA, March 6-10, 2016 -- ideas that will help attendees achieve new levels of excellence in serving and supporting public lands in the United States.
  • Info: http://appl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3491

March 7-9, 2016 — National Bike Summit

  • Washington, DC
  • The 16th annual gathering of bike advocates, industry leaders, and congressional champions will again take place at the Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Washington, D.C. The premier advocacy event of the year, the National Bike Summit unites the voices of bicyclists on Capitol Hill. The Summit has shown its real impact, leveraging increased investments in bicycling at the federal, state and local levels.
  • Info: http://bikeleague.org/content/summit-2016

March 8, 2016 —Webinar: Exploring Tactical Urbanism

  • Online webinar: 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
  • America Walks presents this webinar as part of the 2016 Webinar Series "Tools for the Field." There are a wealth of resources available to the walking movement. From webinars to toolkits to step-by-step guides, these tools provide the information and guidance necessary to take the first step on the path to a walkable America. Join America Walks as it looks at some of the resources available to the walking movement, hear from experts on how best to use them and learn from real-life examples on their challenges and successes.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6673944692096242689

March 8-11, 2016 — California Park & Recreation Society Annual Conference & Expo

  • Long Beach, CA
  • Learn from industry leaders, network with colleagues, and recharge your batteries at this annual professional development event.
  • Info: http://www.cprs.org/p/cm/ld/fid=183

March 10-12, 2016 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Hosted by: SF Urban Riders and Sutro Stewards. The International Mountain Bicycling Association will lead its Trail Building School, which teaches IMBA's philosophies and trains local volunteers and land managers how to build and maintain sustainable, fun singletrack. The school involves three hours in the classroom followed by lunch (included) and about four hours in the field doing hands-on trail work and field instruction.
  • Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/imba-trail-care-crew-at-sf-urban-riderssutro-stewards-tickets-21421545419?aff=imba

March 12-13, 2016 — Horse Trail Riding Expo

  • Elkhorn, NE
  • The Nebraska Horse Trails Committee presents the 2015 Expo at Chance Ridge Event Center in Elkhorn, Nebraska. This all-horse event will feature trail riding presentations, educational opportunities, horse training tips, horse camping tips, and more!
  • Info: http://www.nehorsetrails.com/

March 13-16, 2016 — 2016 PRPS Annual Conference

  • Seven Springs, PA
  • The 69th annual PRPS Conference will be a special experience for attendees to learn, share, and network with like-minded people. This year's theme is about shaping the future of recreation and parks and inspiring professionals to overcome tough situations to succeed.
  • Info: http://www.cprs.org/p/cm/ld/fid=183

March 14-15, 2016 — Oregon Active Transportation Summit

March 16, 2016 – Webinar: Understanding the funding process

March 18-19, 2016 – Southern Mountain Bike Summit

  • Bryson City, NC
  • Join IMBA-SORBA for a 2-day conference aimed towards bringing land managers, tourism professionals, advocates, and the mountain bike industry together to educate them about how to create, enhance, and preserve great mountain biking experiences in the Southeast.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=617

March 18-19, 2016 — Advancing Environmental Education Conference

  • Denver, CO
  • Explore Research, Elevate Practice, Spark Collaborations sponsored by the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education.
  • Info: https://www.caee.org/EEconference

March 21, 2016 — Webinar: Improving the Way We Plan Together

  • Online webinar: 3:00-5:00 ET
  • The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites members of the public to participate in an informational webinar or an in-person live-streamed public meeting to hear information on BLM's new proposed planning rule. The webinar and public meeting will both focus on providing information on the content of the proposed rule and providing an opportunity for members of the public to ask clarifying questions.

  • Info: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/planning/planning_overview/planning_2_0.html

March 21, 2016 — Parks and Greenspace Conference

  • Atlanta, GA
  • The 15th Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference will explore how play can activate our parks and strengthen our communities. Whether play takes place as a youngster on a playground, as an adult as a participant in a parade, or as a senior celebrating the joy of life with his/her friends, we all benefit from play in public spaces.
  • Info: http://www.parkpride.org/conference/

March 24, 2016 – Webinar: "Trails for Heroes - Healing our Military Veterans"

  • Online webinar: 10:00-11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • American Trails hosts this webinar presented by Jan Hancock, Principal, Hancock Resources LLC; Sirena Dufault, Gateway Community Liaison, Arizona Trail Association; Debbi Fisher, PATH International Equine Services for Heroes Committee; Brian W. Scholl, Ride 2 Recovery Project; and Aaron Heliker, Former U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant. (An extension of their presentation at the Closing Luncheon at the 2015 International Trails Symposium this past May in Portland, Oregon.)
  • Info: http://americantrails.org/resources/benefits/Webinar-Trails-for-Heroes-Hancock.html

March 24-26, 2016 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Gold Beach, OR
  • Hosted by: Wild Rivers Coast Mountain Bicycling Association. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=629&reset=1

March 31-April 2, 2016 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Eagle, ID
  • Hosted by: City of Eagle. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=639&reset=1

Past events from April 2016

 

April 2-5, 2016 — American Planning Association National Conference

  • Phoenix, AZ
  • What's next on planning's new landscape? Come to APA's 2016 National Planning Conference and see what's ahead for you, your community, and your career.
  • Info: https://conference.planning.org/conference

April 3-6, 2016 — US Play Coalition's Conference 2016: Rebooting Play

  • Clemson, SC
  • The latest research, initiatives and practices in the field of play will be presented at the play conference, which brings together play researchers, park and recreation professionals, educators, health scientists, landscape architects, business and community leaders, psychologists, physicians and parents from across the globe. In addition to the keynote speakers, the Play Conference 2016 includes “Play Talks,” featured speakers, round tables, fireside chats & coffee talks, dozens of educational sessions, networking and collaboration opportunities, and, of course, PLAY!
  • Info: https://usplaycoalition.wordpress.com/the-play-conference-2016-rebooting-play/

April 5, 2016 —Utah Bike Summit: Shifting Into High Gear

  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • The Utah Bike Summit is the statewide bicycle conference. The summit brings together everyday riders, bicycle and trail advocates, representatives from Utah’s bicycle industry, planners, engineers, representatives from Utah’s tourism industry and health fields, and local and state government officials in order to make Utah more bicycle friendly. Regardless of your interest in bicycling (transportation, recreation, road, mountain, commuter), the Utah Bike Summit is for you and all are encouraged to attend.
  • Info: http://bikeutah.org/utah-bike-summit/utah-bike-summit-2/

April 5-7, 2016 — Safe Routes to School National Conference

  • Columbus, OH
  • The conference brings together program representatives, state departments of transportation, planners, elected officials, and community members to provide an opportunity for individuals, agencies, and organizations involved with Safe Routes to School to network, engage in educational opportunities, become inspired, and form partnerships to enhance their Safe Routes to School work.
  • Info: http://saferoutesconference.org

April 6-8, 2016 — California Trails & Greenways Conference

  • Riverside, CA
  • The 31st annual California Trails & Greenways Conference provides three days of high-quality education and networking opportunities for urban, rural and backcountry trail professionals. Join leading trail experts for training and discussions on the latest advances in trail design, construction, maintenance, interpretation, volunteerism, and management. Explore new, collaborative opportunities and engage in productive, meaningful and inspiring dialogue.
  • Info: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24151

April 7-9, 2016 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Elko, NV
  • Hosted by: Bureau of Land Management, Elko District Office. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=639&reset=1

April 12-14, 2016 — MRPA Annual Conference

  • Ocean City, MD
  • Prepare to embark on a new voyage with professional speaker, strategist, and author, John Kennedy. John will determine MRPA’s “True North” and help members evaluate their personal and professional vision that will in turn, meet the ever changing needs and expectations of our communities. In addition, John will motivate attendees to grab the wheel and chart a new course for your organization, parks, facilities, and programs.
  • Info: https://mrpanet.site-ym.com/?2016ConfReg

April 13-17, 2016 — Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association Rendezvous

  • Crossville, TN
  • Rendezvous is the annual fundraiser for Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association (TSRA). This happens once a year and is held at Camp Nakanawa in Crossville, TN on the Cumberland Plateau. This area provides many adventure possibilities for paddlers of all levels.
  • Info: http://www.paddletsra.org/events/rendezvous/

April 14-16, 2016 — Georgia Trail Summit

  • Carrollton, GA
  • In 2014, a dynamic committee planned the first trail summit in Georgia in 15 years, to provide connections, share knowledge, and further the trail projects already happening in Georgia. This year, the 3rd annual Georgia Trails Summit takes place in Carrollton, GA. Carrollton’s impressive success in building 13.5 miles of paved trails in just four years is an inspiring case study. Learn valuable lessons you can apply in your hometown.
  • Info: http://georgiatrailsummit.com/about/

April 16, 2015 — Arizona Trail Association Trail Training

  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • This collaboration between the Arizona Trail Association and American Conservation Experience staff will inspire, educate, and give you the skills you need to be an effective steward and trail volunteer. From learning more about arid lands hydrology and how it relates to trail sustainability, to building rock check dams and realigning portions of poorly built trail, these sessions include time-tested techniques and innovative principles. Each training will take place entirely outdoors, with a focus on experiential learning.
  • Info: http://www.aztrail.org/volunteers/training.html

April 15-17, 2016 — Midwest Horse Fair

  • Madison, WI
  • The Midwest Horse Fair® is one of the top 3-day horse fairs in America. Hundreds of clinics, seminars and educational events are presented by some of the top horse professionals from around the country. Over 500 vendor booths offer shopping opportunities.
  • Info: http://www.midwesthorsefair.com/fair/the-skys-the-limit

April 19-20, 2016 — Ontario Bike Summit 2016

  • Toronto, ON
  • The Ontario Bike Summit provides a forum for decision-makers to be inspired by best practices from around Ontario and beyond, to gain the practical skills necessary to act on that inspiration and to build new connections to learn from the growing network of people interested in making Ontario the best place in Canada to ride a bike.
  • Info: http://www.sharetheroad.ca/ontario-bike-summit-p157286

April 20 — Webinar: Shared and Separated Off-street Paths

April 21, 2016 — Webinar: "The FAST Act: Advancing Trails with the New Federal Transportation Bill"

April 22-23, 2016 — TN Bike Summit

  • Chattanooga, TN
  • The TN Bike Summit brings together cyclists, advocates, and transportation professionals from across the state to share resources and best practices related to bicycle infrastructure, funding, education, outreach, and policy. Through a series of keynote presentations, breakout sessions, and mobile workshops, the TN Bike Summit is a valuable educational and networking experience. 
  • Info: http://www.tnbikesummit.org/

April 22-24, 2016 — Columbia Cascades Trail Skills College

  • Cascade Locks, OR
  • Trail Skills College is a place to learn all you ever wanted to know about building and maintaining trails. Choose from a variety of classes from trail tread construction to crew leadership. Through trail stewardship, you can enhance the trail experience, leading to healthier and happier trails throughout the Northwest. A full list of the 2016 Cascade Locks Trail Skills College courses will be online soon.
  • Info: http://www.pcta.org/volunteer/trail-skills-college/columbia-cascades/

April 23, 2016 — Pennsylvania State Snowmobile Association Annual Conference

April 28, 2016 — Trails and Ales with Washington Trails Association

  • Spokane, WA
  • Toast to WTA's 50th anniversary at Trails and Ales! This is a great chance to meet other hikers in your community and learn how you can help protect trails and celebrate five decades of hikers building community on and off trail. WTA will provide light hors d'oeuvres. Buy yourself a drink and help us toast the trails we love.
  • Info: https://www.wta.org/events/spokane-trails-and-ales-2016

April 30-May 1, 2016 — North Cascades Trail Skills College

  • Cascade Locks, OR
  • The North Cascades Trail Skills College is a place to learn all you ever wanted to know about building and maintaining trails. Choose from a variety of classes, from the fundamentals of trail maintenance to advanced drainage systems. Trail Skills College is free to all participants! Camping and meals are provided throughout the weekend. Whether you are new to trail work or a seasoned veteran, we have a class that will enhance your trail maintenance skills.
  • Info: http://www.pcta.org/volunteer/trail-skills-college/columbia-cascades/

Past events from May 2016

 

May 4, 2016 — National Bike to School Day

May 5, 2016 — Webinar: "Building Healthy Communities of Opportunity"

  • Online webinar: 10:00-11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • Join PolicyLink and The Kresge Foundation for a discussion of the post-recession housing challenges facing households in America, and the housing policy priorities that would create smarter, healthier, resilient, inclusive communities. The webinar will feature national leaders focused on how thoughtful, coordinated investments can shape the next generation of healthy communities.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7906467543118156292

May 5-7, 2016 —Alaska Statewide Trails Conference

  • Anchorage, AK
  • This year's Alaska Trails Statewide Trails Conference will once again highlight the best trail practices, projects and people from across the state. Throughout the conference, you'll find networking opportunities with everyone from grass-roots trails clubs and organizations to land management agency representatives, from professional trail contractors to first-time volunteers looking to get involved locally.   
  • Info: http://www.alaska-trails.org/trails-conference.html

May 5-7, 2016 — Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew

  • New Castle, CO
  • Hosted by: Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association and New Castle Trails. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew, on the road since 1997, is IMBA's grassroots educational program and an authority on sustainable trail building practices. Their team of professional trail experts travel year-round throughout the United States and beyond, leading trail work sessions, meeting with land managers and working with IMBA Chapters and clubs as well as the communities they serve to improve mountain biking opportunities. The Trail Care Crew program has inspired great volunteer trail work across the U.S. and abroad - a big help to government agencies and land managers who have limited funding for trail construction and upkeep.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=650&reset=1

May 11, 2016 — Placemaking: Making it Happen

  • New York, NY
  • PPS’s Placemaking: Making it Happen training is an intensive two and a half day course that builds on participants’ knowledge of Placemaking concepts and provides the tools to implement and manage Placemaking projects. Speakers include individuals who have direct, hands on experience in Placemaking across the country and many of the presentations will focus on recent success stories.
  • Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/placemaking-making-it-happen-spring-2016-tickets-19446925277

May 12-14, 2016 — Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew

  • Lindale, TX
  • Hosted by: East Texas Trail Advocacy. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew, on the road since 1997, is IMBA's grassroots educational program and an authority on sustainable trail building practices. Their team of professional trail experts travel year-round throughout the United States and beyond, leading trail work sessions, meeting with land managers and working with IMBA Chapters and clubs as well as the communities they serve to improve mountain biking opportunities. The Trail Care Crew program has inspired great volunteer trail work across the U.S. and abroad - a big help to government agencies and land managers who have limited funding for trail construction and upkeep
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=651&reset=1

May 12-15, 2016 — Santiam Trail Skills College

  • Detroit, OR
  • The Pacific Crest Trail Association, The High Cascade Forest Volunteers, and the Willamette and Deschutes National Forests invite you to attend the annual volunteer training weekend. The sessions offered are designed to train new and returning volunteers in a variety of topics from trail maintenance to invasive species identification. The training weekend offers the opportunity to meet other people who are interested in providing quality recreation experiences for forest visitors.
  • Info: http://www.pcta.org/volunteer/trail-skills-college/westfir/

May 13-15, 2016 — Appalachian Trail Days Festival

  • Damascus, VA
  • Trail Days will celebrate the longest hiking-only footpath in the world, the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). Join the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), hikers, sponsors, vendors, families, and friends as we come together to celebrate the A.T. and all who have played a role in making the trail what it is today.
  • Info: http://www.traildays.us

May 16-20, 2016 — River Management Symposium, National Outdoor Recreation Conference

  • Boise, ID
  • The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals and the River Management Society present "Rivers and Recreation in a Changing Climate." This conference is a premier opportunity for new professionals to present their work, learn about best practices and network with professionals engaged in the management, planning, research, and administration of outdoor recreation opportunities.
  • Info: http://www.recpro.org/2016-conference

May 18, 2016 — Webinar: USDOT Every Place Counts Design Challenge Informational Webinar

May 18, 2016 — Webinar: Aspects of Equity

May 18-20, 2016 — Building a Healthier Future Summit

  • Washington, DC
  • Partnership for a Healthier America hosts this gathering of health experts, policy makers, and business and industry leaders committed to ending childhood obesity. The Summit provides a unique opportunity for those in the private sector to sit with their nonprofit, academic, and government counterparts to address an issue critical to the future of this country's health and well-being.
  • Info: http://ahealthieramerica.org/summit/about-the-summit/

May 19-21, 2016 — Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew

  • Weatherford, TX
  • Hosted by: Weatherford Mountain Bike Club. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew, on the road since 1997, is IMBA's grassroots educational program and an authority on sustainable trail building practices. Their team of professional trail experts travel year-round throughout the United States and beyond, leading trail work sessions, meeting with land managers and working with IMBA Chapters and clubs as well as the communities they serve to improve mountain biking opportunities. The Trail Care Crew program has inspired great volunteer trail work across the U.S. and abroad - a big help to government agencies and land managers who have limited funding for trail construction and upkeep
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=654&reset=1

May 20, 2016 — National Bike to Work Day

  • Across America
  • More than half of the U.S. population lives within five miles of their workplace, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work. With increased interest in healthy, sustainable, and economic transportation options, hundreds of American communities have been successful in increasing bicycle commuting by providing Bike to Work Week and Bike to Work Day events.
  • Info: http://bikeleague.org/content/bike-month-dates-events-0

May 22-27, 2016 — Community Transportation Association Expo

  • Portland, OR
  • The annual Community Transportation EXPO is your chance to join colleagues from around the nation in a setting dedicated to fresh ideas, innovative products and services, networking and learning. You will not want to miss this conference. In addition to the important discussions on the legislative front, there will be dozens of training sessions, workshops, and networking events that will allow you to advance your understanding of transit issues, develop fresh solutions to challenging issues, and help you outline new approaches to your work.
  • Info: bit.ly/1o7mccc

May 27-29, 2016 — Youth Bike Summit

  • St. Paul, MN
  • Youth Bike Summit is an annual three-day national conference bringing together educators, advocates, activists, students, teenagers, practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and community leaders to engage around youth, bicycles, education, and advocacy. We bring people together from different disciplines and backgrounds to network, learn, and explore how the bicycle is a catalyst for positive social change.
  • Info: http://youthbikesummit.org

Past events from June 2016

 

June 2-4, 2016 — Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew

  • Missoula, MT
  • Hosted by: MTB Missoula. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew, on the road since 1997, is IMBA's grassroots educational program and an authority on sustainable trail building practices. Their team of professional trail experts travel year-round throughout the United States and beyond, leading trail work sessions, meeting with land managers and working with IMBA Chapters and clubs as well as the communities they serve to improve mountain biking opportunities. The Trail Care Crew program has inspired great volunteer trail work across the U.S. and abroad - a big help to government agencies and land managers who have limited funding for trail construction and upkeep
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=668&reset=1

June 2-5, 2016 — Allingham Trail Skills College

  • Sisters, OR
  • The Pacific Crest Trail Association, The High Cascade Forest Volunteers and the Willamette and Deschutes National Forests invite you to attend the annual volunteer training weekend. The sessions offered are designed to train new and returning volunteers in a variety of topics from trail maintenance to invasive species identification. The training weekend offers the opportunity to meet other people who are interested in providing quality recreation experiences for forest visitors.
  • Info: http://www.pcta.org/volunteer/trail-skills-college/allingham/

June 4, 2016 — National Trails Day

  • On trails across America
  • American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® is the country’s largest celebration of trails. Events will take place in every state across the country and will include hikes, biking and horseback rides, paddling trips, birdwatching, geocaching, gear demonstrations, stewardship projects, and more.
  • Info: http://www.nationaltrailsday.org

June 7, 2016 — Walkable Washington Annual Symposium

  • Bellevue, WA
  • The Walkable Washington Symposium & Awards is the state’s only event designed to provide creative networking opportunities, helpful resources, and awards to organizations and cities building healthy, livable, and walkable communities. Our symposium offers a fun learning environment with sessions moderated by experts to discuss projects and programs implemented in the last three years throughout Washington.
  • Info: http://www.feetfirst.org/get-involved/walkablewashington

June 9-11, 2016 — Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew

  • Red Lodge, MT
  • Hosted by: Pedal United. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew, on the road since 1997, is IMBA's grassroots educational program and an authority on sustainable trail building practices. Their team of professional trail experts travel year-round throughout the United States and beyond, leading trail work sessions, meeting with land managers and working with IMBA Chapters and clubs as well as the communities they serve to improve mountain biking opportunities. The Trail Care Crew program has inspired great volunteer trail work across the U.S. and abroad - a big help to government agencies and land managers who have limited funding for trail construction and upkeep
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=653&reset=1

June 9-11, 2016 — International Snowmobile Congress

  • Rapid City, SD
  • Representatives from the national snowmobile organizations and representatives from the state and provincial snowmobile organizations form the International Snowmobile Council (ISC), which meets annually at the International Snowmobile Congress (also called ISC). The International Snowmobile Council is dedicated to promoting safe and responsible snowmobiling. It provides a communication forum and a means of addressing issues that are common from an international perspective.
  • Info: http://isc2016.com/

June 10-12, 2016 — Big Bend Trail Skills College

  • Big Bend, OR
  • The Pacific Crest Trail Association, The High Cascade Forest Volunteers and the Willamette and Deschutes National Forests invite you to attend the annual volunteer training weekend. The sessions offered are designed to train new and returning volunteers in a variety of topics from trail maintenance to invasive species identification. The training weekend offers the opportunity to meet other people who are interested in providing quality recreation experiences for forest visitors.
  • Info: http://www.pcta.org/volunteer/trail-skills-college/bbregistration/

June 13-15, 2016 — 2016 National Rural Transportation Conference

  • Chatanooga, TN
  • This annual event provides peer-to-peer learning for regional transportation planners, state DOT representatives, and their partners. The conference provides training and networking opportunities on a variety of rural and small metropolitan transportation topics.
  • Info: http://www.nado.org/events/rpo2016/

June 15, 2016 — Webinar: Economic Impacts of Street Design

June 18, 2016 — Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew

  • Breckenridge, CO
  • Hosted by: Town of Breckenridge Open Space and Trails & Friends of Breckenridge Trails. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew, on the road since 1997, is IMBA's grassroots educational program and an authority on sustainable trail building practices. Their team of professional trail experts travel year-round throughout the United States and beyond, leading trail work sessions, meeting with land managers and working with IMBA Chapters and clubs as well as the communities they serve to improve mountain biking opportunities. The Trail Care Crew program has inspired great volunteer trail work across the U.S. and abroad - a big help to government agencies and land managers who have limited funding for trail construction and upkeep
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=661&reset=1

June 22-24, 2016 — Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses

  • Portland, OR
  • Hosted by Portland State University. This course is designed to help transportation planning and engineering faculty integrate bicycle and pedestrian topics into their courses. The course focuses on a holistic approach to teaching transportation engineering and planning by integrating design for bicycles and pedestrians. In addition, the course provides an understanding of state-of-the art practice. Participants will receive learning materials to broaden their curriculum and provide resources for course design.
  • Info: http://www.pdx.edu/ibpi/integrating-bike-ped-topics-into-university-transportation-courses

June 23, 2016 — Webinar: "Leveraging Cross-Sector Partnerships and Technology to Develop a Healthy, Vibrant Trails Community"

June 25-26, 2016 — Arizona Trail Association Trail Training

  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • This collaboration between the Arizona Trail Association and American Conservation Experience staff will inspire, educate, and give you the skills you need to be an effective steward and trail volunteer. From learning more about arid lands hydrology and how it relates to trail sustainability, to building rock check dams and realigning portions of poorly built trail, these sessions include time-tested techniques and innovative principles. Each training will take place entirely outdoors, with a focus on experiential learning.
  • Info: http://www.aztrail.org/volunteers/training.html

June 26-29, 2016 — International Conference on Transportation and Development

  • Houston, TX
  • ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Development (ICTD 2016) is organized to facilitate exchange of information, knowledge, and best practices among transportation and development practitioners and researchers, public infrastructure owners, policy makers, government engineers and planners, operations managers, and leading academics from around the world.
  • Info: http://www.asce-ictd.org/

Past events from July 2016

 

July 7-9, 2016 — Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew

  • Austin, MN
  • Hosted by: Southern Minnesota Bicycling Club. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew, on the road since 1997, is IMBA's grassroots educational program and an authority on sustainable trail building practices. Their team of professional trail experts travel year-round throughout the United States and beyond, leading trail work sessions, meeting with land managers and working with IMBA Chapters and clubs as well as the communities they serve to improve mountain biking opportunities. The Trail Care Crew program has inspired great volunteer trail work across the U.S. and abroad - a big help to government agencies and land managers who have limited funding for trail construction and upkeep.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=667&reset=1

July 8-10, 2016 — National Equestrian Trails Conference

  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • The NETC 2016 Conference will address important educational issues that are being presented in both a hands-on environment as well as in general workshop sessions. The Conference topics include up-to-date educational information and skills that will benefit both trail riders and trail maintenance groups, as well as our public and private land managers. The conference will bring more than 250 equestrian trails users, national speakers, public land managers, trail maintenance groups, land conservation experts, and national equestrian organization leaders together to learn from and inspire each other through the conference theme: Equestrian Trails; Investing in our future…working together…stronger than ever!
  • Info: http://natetc.org/

July 10, 2016 — Webinar: Performance Measures to Evaluate New and Established Practices

July 15-17, 2016 — Tahoe Trail Skills College

July 22-23, 2016 — Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses

  • Portland, OR
  • This course is designed to help planning and engineering faculty integrate bicycle and pedestrian topics into their courses. The course focuses on a holistic approach to teaching transportation by integrating design for bicycles and pedestrians. Participants will receive learning materials to broaden their curriculum and resources for course design.
  • Info: http://www.pdx.edu/ibpi/integrating-bike-ped-topics-into-university-transportation-courses

July 24-27, 2016 — Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation Annual Meeting

July 25-29, 2016 — Comprehensive Bikeway Design 2.0

  • Portland, OR
  • Hosted by Portland State University. This course covers the fundamentals of bikeway planning and design through an intensive week of interactive classroom and field experience. The course primarily focuses on enhancing and making improvements to bicycle networks that already exist. The course will bring you up to speed on innovative practice and research and provide you with skills, practical first steps, and diverse perspectives needed to get started on your next project.
  • Info: https://www.pdx.edu/ibpi/comprehensive-bikeway-design-20

July 29-30, 2016 — Old Spanish Trail Conference

August 2016

 

August 1-3, 2016 — North Dakota State Trails Conference

  • Dickinson, ND
  • Sponsored by the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department at Fort Ransom State Park. Don’t miss the 5th annual conference that brings together trail advocates, managers, and users from across the state.
  • Info: http://www.ndrpa.com/

August 1, 2016 — Webinar: "Designing Places for People"

August 14-17, 2016 — Institute of Transportation Engineers Annual Meeting and Exhibit

  • Anaheim, CA
  • Transportation professionals from around the world will convene at the Anaheim Marriott for four days of discussion, peer-to-peer conversation, and networking. As the showcase event for both ITE and the transportation profession, our annual meeting & exhibit is the stage for national and international perspectives to be shared. Educational sessions and workshops will also tap into the wealth of transportation innovation taking place in California.
  • Info: http://www.ite.org/annualmeeting/default.asp

August 16-21, 2016 — Comprehensive Bikeway Design 1.0

  • Portland, OR
  • Hosted by Portland State University. This course covers the fundamentals of bikeway planning and design through an intensive week of interactive classroom sessions and field tours. The course will bring you up to speed on innovative practice and research and provide you with skills, practical first steps, and diverse perspectives needed to get started on your next project. Topics typically covered are: *Creating a bike plan *Bicycle facilities *Policies for active transportation *Suburban bikeway design *Connections: transit, trails, bridges *Encouragement progams *Health and equity *Creating a count program *The role of research *Funding
  • Info: https://www.pdx.edu/ibpi/comprehensive-bikeway-design-10

August 17, 2016 — Webinar: Street Design and Planning in Suburban Contexts

August 18-21, 2016 — International Open Streets Summit

  • Portland, OR
  • The Summit will feature sessions and networking opportunities for both novice and experienced Open Streets organizers, active transportation advocates, policymakers, health and wellness professionals and foundations, led by experts from The Open Streets Project, Portland Sunday Parkways, and others. Participants will also have the chance to take part in Portland Sunday Parkways on August 21st.
  • Info: http://openstreetsproject.org/summit/

August 27-28, 2016 — Hike for the NPS 100th

  • All Across America!
  • Join communities across the country as we hike in celebration of the National Park Service's 100th Anniversary. Find a trail in one of the over 400 National Park sites and hike, it's that simple!.

September 2016

 

September 7, 2016 — Webinar: Pedestrians and Bicyclists in a Suburban Context

September 7-9, 2016 — Advancing Safe Transportation Systems to Enhance Economic Development and Quality of Life

  • Denver, CO
  • This summit will be all-inclusive, bringing together key leaders and grassroots stakeholders to articulate important safety and transportation issues that impact quality of life and economic prosperity in rural areas. It will also identify collaborative opportunities to advocate for and implement initiatives that advance the deployment of a safe, efficient, seamless, and financially sustainable rural transportation network.
  • Info: http://ruralsafetycenter.org/news-events/moving-rural-america-summit/

September 11-16, 2015 — Colorado 600 Trails Awareness Symposium

  • South Fork, CO
  • The Colorado 600 is a five day ride and trail symposium through the mountains of southwestern Colorado. Each day the riders will learn about what is facing the trail riding enthusiast and the issues facing our trails in Colorado and Utah. Riders are able to choose single track, dual-sport, or adventure trails. All proceeds from the ride will go to support the Colorado Trails Preservation Alliance, which is focused on preserving motorized, single-track trail riding.
  • Info: http://www.colorado600.org/Colorado_600_2016/Home.html

September 12-15, 2016 — Pro Walk/ Pro Bike/ Pro Place

  • Vancouver, BC
  • The 19th Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place in Vancouver is expected to draw 1,000 city planners, transportation engineers, public health advocates, elected officials, community leaders, and professional walking and bicycling advocates.
  • Info: http://www.pps.org/walkbikeplaces2016/

September 21, 2016 — Webinar: Pedestrians and Bicyclists in a Suburban Context

September 22-24, 2016 — Mass Audubon Training Series: Trail Building and Stewardship Skills

September 2016

 

September 7, 2016 — Webinar: Pedestrians and Bicyclists in a Suburban Context

September 7-9, 2016 — Advancing Safe Transportation Systems to Enhance Economic Development and Quality of Life

  • Denver, CO
  • This summit will be all-inclusive, bringing together key leaders and grassroots stakeholders to articulate important safety and transportation issues that impact quality of life and economic prosperity in rural areas. It will also identify collaborative opportunities to advocate for and implement initiatives that advance the deployment of a safe, efficient, seamless, and financially sustainable rural transportation network.
  • Info: http://ruralsafetycenter.org/news-events/moving-rural-america-summit/

September 11-16, 2015 — Colorado 600 Trails Awareness Symposium

  • South Fork, CO
  • The Colorado 600 is a five day ride and trail symposium through the mountains of southwestern Colorado. Each day the riders will learn about what is facing the trail riding enthusiast and the issues facing our trails in Colorado and Utah. Riders are able to choose single track, dual-sport, or adventure trails. All proceeds from the ride will go to support the Colorado Trails Preservation Alliance, which is focused on preserving motorized, single-track trail riding.
  • Info: http://www.colorado600.org/Colorado_600_2016/Home.html

September 12-15, 2016 — Pro Walk/ Pro Bike/ Pro Place

  • Vancouver, BC
  • The 19th Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place in Vancouver is expected to draw 1,000 city planners, transportation engineers, public health advocates, elected officials, community leaders, and professional walking and bicycling advocates.
  • Info: http://www.pps.org/walkbikeplaces2016/

September 21, 2016 — Webinar: Pedestrians and Bicyclists in a Suburban Context

September 22-24, 2016 — Mass Audubon Training Series: Trail Building and Stewardship Skills

September 28, 29, or 30, 2015 — One-day UTAP/HETAP Assessment Coordinator Trainings

  • Pelham, AL
  • Beneficial Designs has collaborated with The Lakeshore Foundation and Oak Mountain State Park to host three one-day UTAP/HETAP Assessment Coordinator Trainings at Oak Mountain State Park. The Universal Trail Assessment Process (UTAP) and the High Efficiency Trail Assessment Process (HETAP) are inventory processes that provide objective information about trail conditions that can be used by land managers to enhance the safety and enjoyment for all trail users, monitor environmental impacts on the trail, and develop maintenance plans. UTAP & HETAP provide information about grades, cross slopes, tread widths, and surfaces that help land managers identify areas for access improvements.
  • Info: For more information and to register, contact Amy Rauworth amyr@lakeshore.org - 775-783-8822

 

October 2016

 

October 2-5, 2016 — National Rural ITS Conference

  • Chatanooga, TN
  • Not only does Chattanooga have the world’s fastest internet, their transportation systems are seriously connected as well (making this the ideal meeting location for NRITS-ers like ourselves) – just hop on the free shuttle at the convention center and be at the revitalized river’s edge in minutes. Engaged. Additions to the 2016 agenda include a technical track that will engage even the most technically experienced attendees. Combined with specialized training and tours, the 2016 event promises to be the best yet!
  • Info: http://nritsconference.org/

October 3-7, 2016 — Walk 21

  • Hong Kong, China
  • Walk21 Hong Kong will bring together the policy makers, business leaders, professionals, and community opinion leaders who drive such strategies from different, fast-growing, high-density cities in Asia and all over the world. The conference will promote the recognition of best practices through sharing of experiences, discussion and networking.
  • Info: http://www.walk21.com/#!conference/c17et

October 5-8, 2016 — National Recreation and Park Association Annual Conference

  • St. Louis, MO
  • The NRPA Annual Conference is the premier annual meeting of the park and recreation community. The three-day event brings together more than 7,000 park and recreation professionals, citizen advocates and industry suppliers for amazing networking opportunities, hundreds of education sessions and the industry's largest trade show showcasing the products and services of nearly 400 exhibitors.
  • Info: http://www.nrpa.org/conference2016/

October 6, 2016 — U.S. Access Board Webinar: Accessible Signage - A Refresher

  • Online webinar 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. (ET)
  • The next webinar in the U.S. Access Board's free monthly series will provide a refresher on requirements for signs in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards. The session will address visual access, tactile signs, required access symbols and other pictograms. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session (total limited to 25) or can be posed during the webinar. Webinar attendees can earn continuing education credits.
  • Info: For more information or to register, visit www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/session/?id=110501

October 6-10, 2016 — Hatfield-McCoy National TrailFest

  • Gilbert, WV
  • Get Ready!!! National TrailFest will be bigger and better than ever before in 2016!  If you've ever been to a TrailFest, then you already know that it's one of the premier UTV, ATV, and Dirtbike riding events in the country.  This world class national event offers some of the VERY BEST TRAIL RIDING IN THE WORLD, with direct access to our Rockhouse Trail from the host site location. 
  • Info: http://www.trailsheaven.com/national-trail-fest/home.aspx

October 7, 2016 — Mass Audubon Training Series: Building with Stone

  • Westhampton, MA
  • Mass Audubon, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (MA DCR), is sponsoring a trail building and stewardship training series for Massachusetts land managers, conservation professional, and volunteer trail stewards. Participants will learn how to use stone to build sustainable and lasting trail structures such as stone steps and retaining walls. Participants will learn the basics of moving, setting, and shaping stone.
  • Info: http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/arcadia/trail-building-and-stewardship-training-series

October 12-13, 2016 — Sustainable Trails for All Workshop with Trail Accessibilty Guidelines

  • Greenfield, NH
  • This two-day, in-depth, field-oriented workshop will provide you with information on the Federal Trail Accessibility Guidelines that were released in September of 2013. This workshop will help you understand the guidelines and will provide an overview of the techniques and hands-on skills needed to build sustainable hiking trails that provide enjoyment for all. Whether you work with an existing trail or are contemplating a new trail, this workshop is for you!
  • Info: http://www.atfiles.org/files/pdf/AccessibleTrailsConference2016.pdf

October 13-15, 2016 — Washington State Trails Coalition Conference

  • Tri-Cities, WA
  • Every two years, the Washington State Trails Coalition (WSTC) brings 300 trail advocates and agency leaders together for two days of networking and information sharing. Conference speakers and participants from across the state gather to inspire and inform users and providers about trails – including equestrian and stock trails, pedestrian, bicycle, ski, and snowshoe trails, snowmobile, motorbike, and OHV trails, plus water, canoe, and kayaking trails.
  • Info: http://washingtonstatetrailscoalition.org/conferences/2016-conference/

October 13, 2016 — Webinar: From Home to School and Back Again

  • Online webinar: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Eastern
  • From Home to School and Back Again: Creating Safe and Healthy Environments for Children will focus on measures that support equitable distribution of safe routes funding and highlight successful projects that improved access to schools and other essential community services in neighborhoods with limited resources.
  • Info: See website

October 14-17, 2016 — Tottori World Trails Conference

  • Tottori, Japan
  • Representatives from the world’s trails industry gather to discuss the development and preservation of trails at an international meeting called the “World Trails Conference” (WTC). Through this conference, trail organizations, walking associations and affiliated companies are able to share information and experiences concerning trails.
  • Info: http://worldtrailsnetwork.org/conference2016/

October 15, 2016 — Arizona Trail Association Trail Training

  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • This collaboration between the Arizona Trail Association and American Conservation Experience staff will inspire, educate, and give you the skills you need to be an effective steward and trail volunteer. From learning more about arid lands hydrology and how it relates to trail sustainability, to building rock check dams and realigning portions of poorly built trail, these sessions include time-tested techniques and innovative principles. Each training will take place entirely outdoors, with a focus on experiential learning.
  • Info: http://www.aztrail.org/volunteers/training.html

October 17, 2016 — Webinar: Prioritizing Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements on Existing Roads

  • Online webinar: 2:00 to 3:30 pm Eastern
  • TRB will conduct a webinar that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 803: Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Along Existing Roads—ActiveTrans Priority Tool Guidebook. The tool may help prioritize improvements to pedestrian and bicycle facilities, either separately or together, as part of a “complete streets” evaluation approach. This webinar will examine the methodology developed to assist transportation agencies establish a step-by-step prioritization process that aims to be flexible, transparent, and seeks to incorporate agency and community values.
  • Info: http://www.trb.org/main/blurbs/174870.aspx

October 19, 2016 — Webinar: Intersections that Work for Pedestrians and Cyclists

October 20, 2016 — Webinar: Economic Impact of Livable Communities with Active Transportation Options

October 20-21, 2016 — Mass Audubon Training Series: Chainsaw Use, Safety, and Maintenance

October 21-23, 2016 — Suwannee Fat Tire Festival

  • White Springs, FL
  • Join fun and haunting in the woods of the White Springs area, Stephen Foster State Park. Besides mountain bike clinics and rides, there are Saturday paddling trips on the Suwannee River.
  • Info: http://suwanneebike.org/events/ftf.php

 

Past events from November 2016

 

November 1, 2016 — Webinar: An Interagency Approach to Visitor Use Management

  • Online webinar: 2:00 to 3:00 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific/12:00 pm Mountain/1:00 pm Central)
  • Sponsor: Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals. Six federal agencies collaborate on the Interagency Visitor Use Management Council, designed to encourage proactive, professional, and science-based visitor use management on federally-managed lands and waters. This session will focus on the forthcoming Visitor Use Management Framework which builds upon past efforts like Limits of Acceptable Change and the Visitor Experience and Resource Protection.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7465074101594782977

November 3, 2016 — Webinar: Current National Recreation/Water Trails: Make the Most of Your Designation

  • Online webinar: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • Sponsor: American Trails. It will showcase how current National Recreation and Water Trails have used this designation to promote their trails and present you with ideas to highlight your own project. This webinar will be presented by Rita Hennessy and Alison Bullock of the National Park Service, and Sarah Hippensteel Hall of the Miami Conservancy District.
  • Info: www.americantrails.org/resources/feds/Webinar-NRT-designation-hennessy.html

November 4, 2016 — Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition 2016 Fall Summit

  • Cranberry Township, PA
  • The Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition (IHTC) is collaborating across four state lines to connect a system of over 1,400 miles of shared-use trails, with more than 48 percent of the total mileage already completed. The completed network would make up the largest shared-use trail system in North America with benefits ranging from health and wellness to environmental conservation and economic prosperity.
  • Info: http://pecpa.org/event/industrial-heartland-trails-coalition-2016-fall-summit/

November 5-6, 2016 — Arizona Trail Association Trail Training

  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • This collaboration between the Arizona Trail Association and American Conservation Experience staff will inspire, educate, and give you the skills you need to be an effective steward and trail volunteer. From learning more about arid lands hydrology and how it relates to trail sustainability, to building rock check dams and realigning portions of poorly built trail, these sessions include time-tested techniques and innovative principles. Each training will take place entirely outdoors, with a focus on experiential learning.
  • Info: www.aztrail.org/volunteers/training.html

November 9-11, 2016 — Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education Conference

November 12-18, 2016 — Sustainable Trails Workshop - Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park

  • Roanoke, WV
  • Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, WV is within 6 hours of almost everywhere on the East Coast. Join the highly skilled instructors from the PTBA in a series of workshops oriented around trail construction, design and maintenance skills.
  • Info: www.trailbuilders.org/training/sustainable-trails-workshop

November 14-18, 2016 — National Scenic Trails Workshop

November 15, 2016 — Complete Streets Conference

  • Sacramento, CA
  • This day-long conference will be a chance for transportation planners and engineers, community, equity, and health advocates, local officials, and Complete Streets practitioners to share ideas, brainstorm solutions, and celebrate the success of the Complete Streets movement nationwide.
  • Info: https://smartgrowthamerica.org/complete-streets-news-july-2016/

November 16-20, 2016 — International Mountain Bicycling Association World Summit

  • Bentonville, AR
  • Each host community adds its distinct flavor, as leading representatives from mountain bike advocacy groups, land management agencies, and the bicycle industry gather to share success stories and plan the future of mountain biking. Featuring Northwest Arkansas and its iconic trail systems within the Ozark Mountains, participants will experience the rugged beauty of this area exploding with mountain bike enthusiasts and see the unique trail connectivity that showcases both the bustling downtown city and the scenic Ozark landscape. The World Summit program includes keynote speakers, educational sessions, an expo, networking and—of course—plenty of time to explore local trails.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/world-summit

November 16, 2016 — Webinar: Transitions between Bikeway Facilities

November 17, 2016 — Webinar: Trails and Greenways: What’s Next?

  • Online webinar: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • Sponsor: American Trails; FREE TO THE PUBLIC thanks to a partnership with the National Park Service. If you are interested in the latest trends in the trails and greenways this Webinar is not to be missed! Since the popularisation of the trails and greenways movement four decades ago, the vision, mission and function has been evolving in multiple ways in the areas of recreation; urban shaping; conservation; economic development; and healing and health.
  • Info: www.americantrails.org/resources/greenways/Webinar-Greenway-Searns-Flink-Belleville.html

November 17, 2016 — Massachusetts Trails Celebration

  • Mount Tom State Reservation, Holyoke, MA
  • The event will begin with organized gatherings of specific trail user groups to discuss accomplishments, challenges and goals. This will be a casual sit-down meeting of trail volunteers and professionals who are working towards improving and expanding trail opportunities within a specific trail use type, such as long-distance hiking, mountain biking, paddling, rail trail development, etc. Each meeting area will have a moderator or discussion lead, but anyone can be a part of any group and ask questions, discuss and provide feedback and answers at any point. Lunch will be provided at noon and will include recognition and celebration of trails accomplishments in Massachusetts. Sponsored by Department of Conservation and Recreation .
  • Info: see event registration page

November 30, 2016 — Webinar: Effective Strategies for Advocacy

  • Online webinar: 3:00 p.m. Eastern
  • Presenters: Mike Wollmer Ice Age Trail Alliance and Pete Olsen American Hiking Society. This webinar will focus on effective advocacy when meeting with elected officials – particularly at the federal level. In addition, we’ll discuss overcoming the challenges of creating presentation materials that engage elected officials, or even more challenging, their staff.
  • Info: http://pnts.org/new/webinars/

 

Past events from December 2015

 

December 3, 2015 — Webinar: The Role of Trails in Healthy Community Design

  • Online webinar: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • American Trails hosts this online webinar. Public health experts say Americans need to be more physically active to stave off a growing epidemic of chronic diseases associated with sedentary lifestyles. And many believe trails can be central to the more walkable and bike-friendly communities that make this more likely to occur. Presented by Mark Fenton, a transportation, planning, and public health consultant, author, PBS television host, and active transportation advocate; with an introduction by Bob Searns, The Greenway Team.
  • Info: www.americantrails.org/resources/health/webinar-fenton-searns-healthy-communities.html

December 10-13, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Hernando MS
  • Hosted by: North Miss. Trail Alliance. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

December 15, 2015 — Webinar: Countermeasure Strategies for Pedestrian Safety: Pedestrian Lighting

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
  • Appropriate quality and placement of lighting can enhance an environment as well as increase comfort and safety. Pedestrians often assume that motorists can see them at night, but without sufficient overhead lighting, motorists may not be able to see pedestrians in time to stop. This presentation, led by Michael Cynecki (Lee Engineering) will provide an in-depth look at options for pedestrian lighting, including types of lighting and appropriate placement. Following the presentation, participants will be able to submit questions during a discussion period.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8173843477422113794

December 16, 2015 — Webinar: The Best Guides and Manuals You've Never Heard Of

December 17, 2015 — Webinar: Traffic Calming Strategies for Pedestrian Safety

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
  • Traffic calming is a way to design streets that uses physical and visual cues to encourage motorists to drive more slowly. If done well, traffic calming reduces traffic speeds, the number and severity of crashes, and noise levels. Traffic calming is self-enforcing; the design of the roadway results in the desired effect, without relying on compliance with traffic control devices such as signals and signs, and without relying on enforcement. This presentation, led by Peter Lagerwey (Toole Design Group) will provide an in-depth look at the different types of traffic calming techniques, as well as considerations for traffic calming improvements and case study examples.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5156487802336802818

 

Past events from October 2015

 

October 1, 2015 — Webinar: Long Distance Trails – think regionally, implement locally

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
  • Dawn Fredrickson of Missouri State Parks will introduce the Katy Trail State Park, a 240-mile rail-trail conversion of the former MKT Railroad. Participants will hear how Missouri State Parks and communities along the trail have joined together to market the trail as a tourism destination. Diane Kripas from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources will highlight Pennsylvania’s efforts to develop a statewide land and water trail network to facility recreation, transportation and health lifestyles. Elissa Garofalo from the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor will introduce the 165-mile D&L Trail.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1612163691374983170

October 1, 2015 — Webinar: Pedestrian Safety: Crossing Islands and Raised Medians

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
  • Crossing islands—also known refuge islands—are raised islands placed in the center of the street at intersections or midblock crossings to help protect crossing pedestrians from motor vehicles. They allow pedestrians and trail users to deal with only one direction of traffic at a time, and enable pedestrians to stop partway across the street and wait for an adequate gap in traffic before crossing the second half of the street. This presentation, led by Demian Miller (Tindale-Oliver and Associates) will provide an in-depth look at these treatments, including considerations for implementation and evaluation, as well as case study examples.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6793056984033570049

October 1-4, 2015 — Design & Build Sustainable Trails

  • Fountain City, WI
  • Permaculture designer Wayne Weiseman and professional trail builder/stonemason Jarad Barkeim will examine the landscape, review land use goals, study principles of access and circulation, study trail building methods, soils, and design trails on various topographies through open fields as well as wooded areas. Designs will strive to ensure that environmental impacts are kept to a minimum, maintenance requirements are kept to a minimum and the trails are user friendly. One or more designs will be selected for construction where you will apply what you have studied. You will learn basic trail building skills including use of proper grading techniques, appropriate tread materials, special structures for proper water management and erosion control, keeping trails on contour and more.
  • Info: http://www.kinstonecircle.com/events/earthworks-design-build-sustainable-trails/

October 1-4, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

October 2-3, 2015 — Turning Our Face to the River: Tools for Building a River Community

  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Conference Goal: Let's Get Moving. Create unified action for the Future of the Watershed - including responsible economic development, recreational opportunities and improvement of water quality. First year focus: Toolbox for makers and shakers. Best practices and funding opportunities. Second year focus: Progress report and action agenda. Who Should Attend: Community leaders, local government officials, developers, builders, financial investors, conservation and environmental organization personnel and members and the public-at-large. Registration Fee: $25
  • Info: http://rivannariverbasin.org/meeting-RRRC-100215.php

October 2-4, 2015 — Southern California Trails Skills College

  • Idyllwild, CA
  • The Pacific Crest Trail Association Skills College is a place to learn all you ever wanted to know about building and maintaining trails. Choose from a variety of classes, from the fundamentals of trail maintenance to advanced drainage systems. Trail Skills College is free to all participants! Camping and meals are provided throughout the weekend. Whether you are new to trail work or a seasoned veteran, we have a class that will enhance your trail maintenance skills.
  • Info: http://www.pcta.org/volunteer/trail-skills-college/southern-california/

October 3, 2015 — Intro to Stepping Stones

  • Fahnestock State Park, Carmel, NY
  • Sponsored by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. Come out and learn how to properly construct stepping stones with the Taconic Crew! Stepping Stones are used to create a stable footing for muddy and wet land conditions. Hop from rock to rock to traverse the slippery terrain. Stepping Stones are placed in a hole and set with crush to keep it sturdy.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/taconic-crew-stepping-stones-trail-u-993

October 3, 2015 — Youth Group Hiking Workshop

October 5-8, 2015 — 20th Annual Trail of Tears Conference & Symposium

  • Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Trail of Tears National Historic Trail commemorates the forced removal of the Cherokee people from their homelands in the southeastern United States to Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma) in 1838-39. TOTA, a citizens' organization of national and international members, has state chapters in the nine states through which the Trail traverses.
  • Info: http://nationaltota.org/calendar/20th-annual-tota-conference-symposium

October 6, 2015 — Webinar: Countermeasure Strategies for Pedestrian Safety: Road Diets

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
  • Road diets involve reducing or narrowing travel lanes to allow space for other features like bicycle lanes, medians, and sidewalks. Listed as one the FHWA’s proven safety countermeasures, this reallocation of space can improve safety, reduce speed differential, and/or improve accessibility for transit users, pedestrians and bicyclists. This presentation, led by Matthew Ridgway (Fehr and Peers Transportation Consultants), will explore the process of implementing road diets, including considerations where they should and should not be performed, and will provide several case study examples. Following the presentation, participants will be able to submit questions during a discussion period.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8028547413857601025

October 8, 2015 — Webinar: Youth Serving Accessibility – A Wonderful and Powerful Combination

  • Online webinar: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • American Trails hosts this online webinar. The presenter, Fred Banks, who is an expert at managing youth programs, will discuss three accessible case studies, including the design and construction of two Sensory Trails and an accessible boardwalk and kayak launch, along the Captain John Smith National Historic Trail.
  • Info: www.americantrails.org/resources/accessible/webinar-accessible-youth-Banks-Maryland.html

October 8-12, 2015 — Hatfield-McCoy National TrailFest

  • Gilbert, WV
  • In addition to rides on the best trails in the mountains, there will be a host of fun activities from the ever popular mud-pit to ATV drag races, poker runs, parades in costume and more! What’s a festival without good food and live music and this year you will be entertained by Thomas White on Friday and the BulletProof Band on Sunday. The Ryan Young Stunt Show will be returning along with Zip Line adventure and the Target Shoot booth which is a new attraction this year. One of the best features of Trailfest each year is the much-in-demand Demo Row where manufacturers such as Suzuki, Polaris, Arctic Cat, John Deere and others unveil the latest and greatest in gear and rides which will be making it to market soon.
  • Info: http://www.trailsheaven.com/National-Trail-Fest/Home.aspx

October 14, 2015 — Trails and Ales with Washington Trails Association

  • Tacoma, WA
  • Join Washington Trails Association staff, local hikers and volunteers for an evening of good company and trail talk. This is a great chance to meet other hikers in your community and learn how you can help protect the trails you love. WTA will provide light hors d'oeuvres. Buy yourself a drink and help us toast the trails we love. This free event is open to all WTA members and non-members. When: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 6pm Where: The Swiss (1904 South Jefferson, Tacoma)
  • Info: http://www.wta.org/events/trails-and-ales-tacoma-1

October 14, 2015 — American Recreation Coalition 2015 Recreation Issues Forum

  • Washington, DC
  • The American Recreation Coalition will host an important briefing and coordination session for recreation community leaders on Capitol Hill. Both the Congress and the Administration see this fall as a critical time to get important things accomplished before 2016 election fever makes partisanship even more virulent than it is now. Substantial movement is already underway regarding recreation fees (FLREA), concessions reform to allow improved and expanded park visitor experiences, the NPS Centennial, recreation-related programs in pending surface transportation legislation, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the budget process and more.
  • Info: http://www.funoutdoors.com/2015RecForum

October 14-15, 2015 — Sustainable Trails For All Workshop

  • Greenfield, NH
  • Two-day, in-depth, field-oriented workshop will provide you with information on the Federal Trail Accessibility Guidelines that were released in September of 2013. This workshop will help you understand the guidelines and will provide an overview of the techniques and hands-on skills needed to build sustainable hiking trails that provide enjoyment for all.
  • Info: http://www.crotchedmountain.org/sustainabletrails

October 15, 2015 — Webinar: Countermeasure Strategies for Pedestrian Safety: Marked Crosswalks

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
  • Marked crosswalks indicate optimal or preferred locations for pedestrians to cross and help designate right-of-way for motorists to yield to pedestrians. Crosswalks are often installed at signalized intersections and other selected locations, but with a range of options for placement and marking style, there is sometimes confusion about where and how to correctly apply this treatment. This presentation, led by Peter Eun (Federal Highway Administration) and Pete Lagerwey (Toole Design Group) will provide an comprehensive look at the range of marked crosswalks and how locations for crosswalks should be selected.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5274105859534169857

October 15-18, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Hosted by: Charlottesville Area Mtn Bike Club. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

October 16, 2015 — Webinar: Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety on University Campuses

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
  • This webinar will discuss some of the ways to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in and around college campuses. Bob Schneider, with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will discuss the PBIC's new resource on improving ped/bike safety on campuses, while Todd Henry, a transportation planner with the University of California, Berkeley, and Kathryn Zeringue, the transportation demand management coordinator with North Carolina State University, will discuss the many ways they have worked to manage and improve pedestrian and bicycle safety on their campuses.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2177532570580515074

October 16-18, 2015 — Bartram Trail Conference annual meeting

  • Palatka, FL
  • The 2015 meeting of the Bartram Trail Conference will be held on the shores of William Bartram’s beloved St. Johns River in Palatka, Florida. John and William Bartram first paddled up the St. Johns River in December of 1765 and we will convene there almost on the exact date. The conference will be held in the Ravine Gardens State Park and Palatka’s riverfront park.
  • Info: http://ncbartramtrail.org/2014/12/2015-bartram-trail-conference/

October 17-18, 2015 — Arizona Trail Association Trail Training

  • Patagonia, AZ
  • This collaboration between the Arizona Trail Association and American Conservation Experience staff will inspire, educate, and give you the skills you need to be an effective steward and trail volunteer. From learning more about arid lands hydrology and how it relates to trail sustainability, to building rock check dams and realigning portions of poorly built trail, these sessions include time-tested techniques and innovative principles. Each two-day training will take place entirely outdoors, with a focus on experiential learning.
  • Info: http://www.aztrail.org/volunteers/training.html

October 20, 2015 — Section 508 Accessibility Forum

  • Washington, DC
  • The Department of Health and Human Services, the Access Board, and other federal agencies will conduct a conference on technology accessibility and inclusion. The Accessibility Forum, which is free and open to federal employees and contractors, will provide an opportunity to learn, share, demonstrate, and encourage accessibility of electronic and information technology. Participants will have a chance to share best practices, learn about new technologies, and network with other federal employees. Section 508 requires that individuals with disabilities, who are members of the public seeking information or services from a Federal agency, have equal access to and use of information and data.
  • Info: http://www.hhs.gov/web/508/508-conference.html

October 20-23, 2015 — Walk 21

  • Vienna, Austria
  • The theme “stepping ahead” promotes activities and innovations towards the future of our resilient cities and healthy living environments. Together with experts from around the globe we will share insights and expertise on how to step ahead in urban development and on how to be a walkable city.
  • Info: http://walk21vienna.com

October 21, 2015 — Webinar: Tactical Urbanism

October 21-22, 2015 — Missouri Trail Summit

October 22-25, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Alexandria, VA
  • Hosted by: MORE. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

October 23-25, 2015 — Suwannee Fat Tire Festival

  • White Springs, FL
  • Join fun and haunting in the woods of the White Springs area, Stephen Foster State Park. Besides mountain bike clinics and rides, there are Saturday paddling trips on the Suwannee River.
  • Info: http://suwanneebike.org/events/ftf.php

October 25-28, 2015 — Mid American Trails & Greenways Conference

  • Des Moines, IA
  • Every other year since 1999 State Trails Administrators from several states have organized a world class conference focused on challenges and opportunities prevalent to the Midwest. The states hosting MATAG are: Michigan, Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Ohio. Collaboration in the Midwest is natural with major trail projects such as the American Discovery Trail, Mississippi River Trail, Hennipen Canal, and many other trails.
  • Info: http://www.matag.org/conference-schedule/

October 27, 2015 — Webinar: Sustainability as an Organizing Principle for Transportation Agencies

  • Online webinar: 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern
  • Sponsor: Transportation Research Board. Will discuss a new report on "Strategic Issues Facing Transportation, Volume 4: Sustainability as an Organizing Principle for Transportation Agencies." This report investigates what it would mean for a transportation agency to be organized around supporting a more sustainable society.
  • Info: http://www.trb.org/ElectronicSessions/Blurbs/173077.aspx

October 27-29, 2015 — Montana Trails, Recreation, and Parks Annual Conference

  • Bozeman, MT
  • The annual conference will be at the Gran Tree Inn in Bozeman, MT. The Montana Trails, Recreation and Park Association is an organization of trails, parks and recreation professionals dedicated to improving your quality of life. Members come from Montana cities and towns as well as the State of Montana, the National Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and Montana Universities.
  • Info: http://www.mtrpa.info/about-mtrpa/annual-conference/

October 27-31, 2015 — Annual NOHVCC and INOHVAA Joint Conference

  • Folsom, CA
  • Mobile workshop will be at the Prairie City SVRA, which is the site of the Hangtown Promotocross track. In addition to the NOHVCC and INOHVAA conference sessions, the All-Quad Council of Canada and the California OHV Commission will be meeting just prior to the conference start. All this means great networking opportunities for you. Since we are celebrating the start of a very innovative idea, the start of NOHVCC, the theme for this year's conference is innovations.
  • Info: http://www.nohvcc.org/Education/Conference.aspx

October 28-29, 2015 — UTAP/HETAP Workshop

  • Des Moines, IA
  • The Universal Trail Assessment Process (UTAP) and the High Efficiency Trail Assessment Process (HETAP) are inventory processes that provide objective information about trail conditions. The information obtained through an assessment can be used by land managers to enhance the safety and enjoyment for all trail users, monitor environmental impacts on the trail, and develop maintenance plans. UTAP & HETAP provide information about grades, cross slopes, tread widths, and surfaces that help land managers identify areas for access improvements. The two-day workshop combines classroom and hands-on experience to ensure that participants have the skills and confidence to conduct trail assessments.
  • Info: Nathan Tolbert, Assessment/ADA Coordinator, Beneficial Designs, Inc. - nathan@beneficialdesigns.com - 775-783-8822 x111

October 28-30, 2015 — National Walking Summit

  • Washington, DC
  • The National Walking Summit is the premier opportunity for national organizations, companies, agencies, and local partners to convene to share best practices and stories, increase the visibility of these key issues, build support among federal agencies, and create momentum for the work ahead. It is a high-energy event featuring the latest evidence and strategies for advancing the many benefits of walking and walkability.
  • Info: http://americawalks.org/take-action/attend-an-event/walking-summit/

October 29, 2015 — Webinar: Completing the Streets with Greenroads: Access & Livability

Oct 29 - Nov 1, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Castle Hayne, NC
  • Hosted by: Cape Fear SORBA. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

Past events from September 2015

 

September 1, 2015 — Webinar: What's Happening at the Walking College

  • Online webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
  • For the last 12 weeks, a select group of walkable community advocates from around the country have been working through America Walks' new distance education program. After studying the history of transportation planning in the U.S., these 25 "Walking College Fellows" learned how streets and public spaces need to be to designed to encourage walking, and how to engage local government to make this actually happen. They also received training in fundraising, leadership development, and coalition-building. In this free webinar, Walking College Fellows will reflect on their experiences and describe their next steps in their own campaigns.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3945299876973158145

September 2, 2015 — The 6 E's of Walk to School Day Encouragement

  • Online webinar: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
  • This webinar will offer tips and tools to use in planning your walk or bike to school day week, or month campaign, and throughout the school year. Whether this is your first time coordinating a Walk to School Day event, or whether you’re a Walk to School Day pro looking for fresh tips and ideas, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and our partners are here to help you incorporate the 6E’s and ensure your most successful event yet!
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7112794964132313858

September 2, 2015 — Webinar: Building Strong Communities: Resources and Assistance from Non-Profit Partners

  • Online webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
  • Sponsored by Community Builders, this webinar will feature resources and assistance from the Project for Public Spaces, Audubon International, and two of the Sonoran Institute's programs: Community Builders and SCOTie (the Successful Communities Online Toolkit Information Exchange).
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4268102196952045569

September 2, 2015 — Rethinking Our Land: Growing Sustainable and Resilient Communities

  • Online webinar: 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
  • Karen Firehock, author of Strategic Green Infrastructure Planning, will present a new way of thinking about natural resources as green infrastructure. The book addresses the nuts and bolts of planning and preserving natural resources at a variety of scales—from dense urban environments to scenic rural landscapes. Based on applying green infrastructure principles to more than 20 communities, the webinar offers a practical guide to creating effective and well-crafted plans and then implementing them.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4041740240320177410

September 3, 2015 — U.S. Access Board Webinar: Open Question and Answer Session

  • Online webinar: 2:30 – 4:00 (ET)
  • Questions are welcome on the Board's accessibility requirements and rulemaking activities, including the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards, new standards being developed for medical diagnostic equipment, and other topics related to the Board's work. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session (total limited to 25) or can be posed during the webinar.
  • Info: http://www.accessibilityonline.org/

September 9-10, 2015 — Managing the Environmental Review Process Seminar

  • New York, NY
  • Sponsored by Federal Transit Administration. The seminar will focus on proactive management of environmental considerations with special emphasis on the roles, responsibilities and partnerships and how project sponsors should engage with FTA to address MAP-21 provisions. Special attention will be given to the importance of identifying and managing potential risks to project planning and implementation, including schedule and budget considerations. Audience: This course is intended for transportation professionals from transit agencies and metropolitan planning organizations with a minimum of two-year’s experience in the environmental process relative to project development.
  • Info: http://www.ntionline.com/courses/courseinfo.php?id=88

September 10-13, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Carbondale, IL
  • Hosted by: Shawnee Mountain Bike Association. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=556&reset=1

September 11-13, 2015 — IMBA California Summit 2015

  • Mammoth Lakes, CA
  • Join the IMBA Northern California and IMBA Southwestern regions for this mountain bike summit. This Sierra Nevada mountain town will play the perfect host for several days of workshops, networking and great rides. The 2015 IMBA California Summit will be a great opportunity to network with other mountain bike advocactes from around California and other western states, while participating in workshops on IMBA chapter development; working with land managers on mountain bike trail access projects; and designing and developing trail systems and bike parks.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=542&reset=1

September 13, 2015 — Trail Supervisor Training

  • Mahwah, NJ
  • Sponsored by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. Hands-on exercises and discussions will provide information to find solutions to problems that volunteer trail supervisors commonly face. An effective supervisor will have a tool kit of skills which includes access to a variety of resources: fellow supervisors, trail crews, Trail Conference staff, park partners, and his/her volunteer trails chair.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/supervisor-training-trail-u-950

September 13-18, 2015 — Colorado 600 Trails Awareness Symposium

  • South Fork, CO
  • The Colorado 600 is a five day ride and trail symposium through the mountains of southwestern Colorado. Each day the riders will learn about what is facing the trail riding enthusiast and the issues facing our trails in Colorado and Utah. Riders are able to choose single track, dual-sport, or adventure trails. All proceeds from the ride will go to support the Colorado Trails Preservation Alliance, which is focused on preserving motorized, single-track trail riding.
  • Info: http://www.colorado600.org/Colorado_600_2015/Home.html

September 15, 2015 — Federal Policy Update

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
  • Tune in to hear from League of American Bicyclists staff about the latest news from Capitol Hill. Presented by the League of American Bicyclists, Alliance for Biking & Walking and Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.
  • Info: http://www.bikewalkalliance.org/trainings/calls-webinars/event/56

September 15-17, 2015 — National Recreation and Parks Association Conference

  • Las Vegas, NV
  • The 50th annual National Recreation and Park Association Conference will provide hundreds of education and learning opportunities through educational tracks specifically tailored to parks and recreation.
  • Info: http://www.nrpa.org/conference2015/

September 16, 2015 — Webinar: Shared Streets, Slow Streets

September 16, 2015 — Webinar: Multimodality in Major Cities: Urban Success Stories

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
  • Sponsored by Transportation Research Board. his webinar will discuss lessons learned from these urban multimodal projects and practices of multimodal implementation. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation Issues in Major Cities Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees.
  • Info: http://www.trb.org/ElectronicSessions/Blurbs/172907.aspx

September 17-20, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Bay City, MI
  • Hosted by: Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

September 17-20, 2015 — Three Trails Conference

  • Santa Fe, NM
  • A joint Conference gathering people interested in three of the most significant trails in North America, El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, the Old Spanish Trail and the Santa Fe Trail, will provide a chance to share information and learn about new ways of evaluating the trails and their impact on our identity. The Conference will present opportunities to explore environmental and sociological aspects of the trails and their connections, as well as their history. Santa Fe, New Mexico, has long been a productive place for the exchange of ideas.
  • Info: http://www.3trailsconferencesantafe.org/agenda/

September 18, 2015 — Washington State Trails Coalition

  • Olympia, WA
  • This gathering pulls together a statewide network of trail advocates. We welcome everyone with an interest in trails– whether motorized, non-motorized, snow, asphalt, dirt, water, urban, or backcountry! The meeting will feature two facilitated breakout sessions-- Broadening Trails Constituency: conversations on health, economic impact, and transportation, and Funding for Trails: conversations on trail costs, advocacy for funding, and sponsor and business development.
  • Info: http://washingtonstatetrailscoalition.org/washington-state-trails-coalition-caucus-meeting-september-18-in-olympia/

September 19, 2015 — Organizing Volunteer Trail Stewards

  • Girdwood, AK
  • The first session will focus on the elements of basic trail maintenance and how to organize trail lovers into an effective group of trail stewards who can help keep the trails they love in great shape. The philosophy of the class is two-fold. One is that groups of people working together can make a much bigger impact than people working by themselves. The other is that doing trail work with others is a lot of fun! Attendees will also learn about the new Adopt-A-Trail program, run by Alaska Trails. The class is sponsored by Girdwood Trails, Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area, US Forest Service, and Alaska Trails.
  • Info: To learn more or register call the number on the masthead or email: office@alaska-trails.org

September 19-20, 2015 — Arizona Trail Association Trail Training

  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • This collaboration between the Arizona Trail Association and American Conservation Experience staff will inspire, educate, and give you the skills you need to be an effective steward and trail volunteer. From learning more about arid lands hydrology and how it relates to trail sustainability, to building rock check dams and realigning portions of poorly built trail, these sessions include time-tested techniques and innovative principles. Each two-day training will take place entirely outdoors, with a focus on experiential learning.
  • Info: http://www.aztrail.org/volunteers/training.html

September 20, 2015 — Intro to Sidehill Trail Construction

  • Hudson Highlands State Park, Nelsonville, NY
  • Sponsored by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. Want to get involved in trailbuilding? Learn to build a trail that lasts with the Taconic Crew. Sidehilling is one of the most accessible aspects of trailbuilding for the beginner.
    Learn cool trail words like: Outslope, backslope, downslope, hinge, duff, and peanut butter. Then grab a pick or a rogue hoe and get to work! If something is in the way, build into it. Sidehilling is as fluid as water draining off the outslope.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/taconic-crew-sidehill-trail-construction-trail-u-990

September 20-22, 2015 — Pennsylvania Greenways & Trails Summit

September 20-24, 2015 — International Conference on Ecology and Transportation

  • Raleigh, NC
  • Experts in transportation development, related scientific study, policy issues, and administrative processes gather at ICOET to share the most current research information, quality applications, and best practices that can enhance both the project development process and the ecological sustainability of transportation systems.
  • Info: http://www.icoet.net/ICOET_2015/index.asp

September 21-25, 2015 — Oregon-California Trails Association National Convention

  • Stateline, NV
  • 33rd Annual National Convention - Public is Welcome to Attend - 2 & 4 Wheel Drive Pre-Convention Tours - All Day Bus Tours: Donner Memorial State Park-Truckee River Route Carson River Route-Johnson Cutoff Loop Coloma-Placerville, El Dorado County Museum - All-Day Hike Hawley Grade/Luther Pass
  • Info: http://www.canvocta.org/

September 24, 2015 — New England Bike-Walk Summit

  • Worcester, MA
  • The fourth New England Bike-Walk Be prepared for a wide variety of sessions of interest to all stakeholders – agency personnel, grassroots advocates, professionals in private practice, retailers, and more.
  • Info: http://newenglandbikewalksummit.org

September 24-27, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • New Harmony, IN
  • Hosted by: Evansville Mtn Bike Assn. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

September 25-27, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Radcliff, KY
  • Hosted by: KyMBA Louisville. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

September 25-27, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Red Wing, MN
  • Hosted by: Red Wing Area Mtn Bike Org. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

September 25-27, 2015 — National Open Streets Summit

  • Atlanta, GA
  • The 2015 Summit is co-hosted by the Open Streets Project, Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, and Atlanta Streets Alive. The Open Streets Project is also collaborating with 8-80 Cities. The Summit will feature sessions and networking opportunities for both novice and experienced open streets organizers, led by national experts and local organizers.
  • Info: www.bikewalkalliance.org/blog/555-save-the-date-for-the-2015-national-open-streets-summit

September 27, 2015 — Tread and Drainage: Sidehilling Trail

September 28 - October 1, 2015 — APBP Professional Development Seminar

  • St Louis, MO
  • The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals sponsors the biennial conference. Professionals working on active transportation issues in the U.S. and Canada are invited to the outstanding training and networking opportunities, distinguished by longer, in-depth sessions and a collegial atmosphere where participants collaborate to learn how to propel policy into practice.
  • Info: http://apbppds.org

Past events from August 2015

 

August 1-5, 2015 — Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation Annual Meeting

August 1, 2015 — Tread and Drainage: How to build a Stream Crossing

August 3-5, 2015 — North Dakota State Trails Conference

  • Valley City, ND
  • Sponsored by the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department at Fort Ransom State Park. Don’t miss the 4th annual conference that brings together trail advocates, managers, and users from across the state.
  • Info: http://www.ndrpa.com

August 6, 2015 — Webinar: Walkability: The Health and Wellness Equation

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
  • Sponsored by America Walks. If we want more equitable communities-accessible-then walking must become a natural activity again. In this session, Dan Burden, one of the early pioneers in North America's walkability movement-coining the terms 'road diets,' 'walking audits,' 'photomorphs' and inspiring Complete Streets conversions-will address the link and bond between walking and health.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9089326544094765058

August 6-9, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Hibbing, MN
  • Hosted by: Iron Range Off-road Cyclists. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=535&reset=1

August 13, 2015 — Webinar: Road Diets - A Proven Safety Countermeasure Webinar

  • Online Webinar: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
  • Sponsored by Institute of Transportation Engineers. As part of the safety focus area of the Every Day Counts initiative, the Federal Highway Administration is promoting Road Diets. This webinar will highlight how agencies are using this low cost safety countermeasure to improve safety, operations, and livability in their communities.
  • Info: http://ecommerce.ite.org/IMIS/ItemDetail?iProductCode=PD-W43

August 13-16, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Boyne City, MI
  • Hosted by: Top of Michigan Mountain Bike Association. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=544&reset=1

August 14, 2015 — Webinar: Engage with Local Government in Your Walkable Community Movement

  • Online Webinar: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
  • It takes teamwork to create social change and you need a diverse team with common goals. It is also essential to recruit local government officials to the team - especially, traffic engineers, town planners, and elected policy makers. Join councilwoman Elaine Clegg, planner Roger Millar, and engineer Gary Toth to learn how best to engage each of these critical stakeholder groups in your community.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7017590451322622977

August 15-17, 2015 — National Recreation and Park Association Annual Conference

  • Las Vegas, NV
  • The NRPA Annual Conference is the premier annual meeting of the park and recreation community. The three-day event brings together more than 7,000 park and recreation professionals, citizen advocates and industry suppliers for amazing networking opportunities, hundreds of education sessions and the industry's largest trade show showcasing the products and services of nearly 400 exhibitors.
  • Info: http://www.nrpa.org/conference2015/About/

August 17-21, 2015 — Comprehensive Bikeway Design 2.0

  • Portland, OR
  • Hosted by Portland State University. This course covers the fundamentals of bikeway planning and design through an intensive week of interactive classroom and field experience. The course primarily focuses on enhancing and making improvements to bicycle networks that already exist. The course will bring you up to speed on innovative practice and research and provide you with skills, practical first steps, and diverse perspectives needed to get started on your next project.
  • Info: http://www.pdx.edu/ibpi/comprehensive-bikeway-design-20

August 19, 2015 — Webinar: Innovative Intersections for Pedestrians and Bicycles

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
  • Sponsored by Transportation Research Board to examine how to integrate pedestrian and bicycle facilities into innovative intersection designs, such as diverging diamond interchanges and superstreets. Webinar presenters will also cover how conventional intersection design may be reinvented for non-motorized users. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Operational Effects of Geometrics.
  • Info: http://www.trb.org/ElectronicSessions/Blurbs/172710.aspx

August 19, 2015 — Webinar: Integrating Ped/Bike Concepts into University Courses

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET
  • PBIC has updated the Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Short Series, which is designed to augment undergraduate courses in basic civil engineering and/or transportation planning. The course materials now include up-to-date presentation slides for three 50-minute lectures, four assignments, and a reading/resource list. Webinar speakers will discuss why entry-level transportation professionals need experience planning and designing for all modes and how the updated course materials may be used and adapted for different university courses.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3279004626169069057

August 19, 2015 — Webinar: Streetscape Design to Improve Walking and Cycling

August 20, 2015 — Webinar: Planning for Complete Streets: City Examples

  • Online Webinar: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
  • Sponsored by Transportation Planning Council and the Complete Streets Council. This is part three of the web series showcasing different cities' policies, plans, and projects completed in the United States to improve their streets and communities through transportation.
  • Info: http://ecommerce.ite.org/IMIS/ItemDetail?iProductCode=PD-W42

August 20, 2015 — Webinar: Asphalt and concrete pavement maintenance and preservation strategies

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
  • The FHWA launched the Sustainable Pavements Program in 2010 to advance the knowledge and practice of sustainability related to pavements. The overall objective of the program is to increase the awareness, visibility, and the body of knowledge of sustainability considerations in all phases of the pavement life cycle.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1692856846627334657

August 22, 2015 — Tread and Drainage: Building a Stream Crossing

August 27-30, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Kalamazoo, MI
  • Hosted by: Southwest Michigan Mountain Biking Association. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=541&reset=1

August 29, 2015 — CO/WY Regional Summit

  • Glenwood Springs, CO
  • Network with other mountain bike advocactes from around the region, while participating in workshops on IMBA chapter development; working with land managers on mountain bike trail access projects; and designing and developing trail systems and bike parks.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

Past events from July 2015

 

July 6-7, 2015 — 8th Making Cities Liveable Conference

  • Melbourne, Queensland, Australia
  • With Melbourne being named the world’s most liveable city for the fourth year in a row, it is only fitting that the 2015 conference is being held at Pullman Melbourne on the Park. 2015 will be our 8th Annual Conference, continuing our support for improving the quality of life in our capitals and major regional cities. You are invited to join us as we continue our focus on healthy, sustainable, resilient cities as we address the conference theme, Liveable Cities for the Future.
  • Info: http://www.healthycities.com.au/index.html

July 9, 2015 — Webinar: Benefits of Complete Streets

  • Online Webinar: 12:00 to 1:30 pm ET
  • Sponsored by Institute of Transportation Engineers. This webinar will examine how Complete Streets projects cost significantly less than conventional transportation projects, yet can still deliver transportation benefits like better safety performance and encourage more multimodal travel. More than 700 towns, cities, counties, regions, and states have made official commitments to these practices by passing Complete Streets policies. This webinar will provide a real-life case study from the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
  • Info: http://ecommerce.ite.org/IMIS/ItemDetail?iProductCode=PD-W39

July 9-12, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Aspen, CO
  • Hosted by: Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=522&reset=1

July 12, 2015 — Building Foot Bridges

July 13, 2015 — Introduction to Trail Maintenance

  • Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, NY
  • Sponsored by New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. This three hour class provides the skills necessary to maintain a hiking trail so it is easily passable and harmonious with its surroundings. Participants will learn assessment of trail conditions, clearing, blazing, proper use of tools and how to report any trail problems they may come across on their segment of trail.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/taconic-crew-armoring-and-paving-trail-u-982

July 14, 2015 — Federal Policy Update

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
  • Tune in to hear from League of American Bicyclists staff about the latest news from Capitol Hill. Presented by the League of American Bicyclists, Alliance for Biking & Walking and Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.
  • Info: http://www.bikewalkalliance.org/trainings/calls-webinars/event/55

July 15, 2015 — Webinar: Health in Biking and Walking Policies

July 15, 2015 — Webinar: Institutionalizing the Change to Walkable Communities

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
  • Sponsored by America Walks. With an understanding of the physical components of a walkable community, the next step is to redesign and rebuild our streets and public places— and that means engaging in the public policy process and working with the business establishment. Join Mark Fenton as he describes the most effective and achievable strategies for modifying both public- and private-sector procedures so they lead inevitably to walkable communities.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8097056881423285761

July 16-19, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Telluride, CO
  • Hosted by: San Miguel Bicycle Alliance. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=523&reset=1

July 16-18, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Morehead, KY
  • Hosted by: Morehead Tourism Commission. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=552&reset=1

July 17-19, 2015 — Tahoe Trail Skills College

  • Truckee, CA
  • The Pacific Crest Trail Association Skills College is a place to learn all you ever wanted to know about building and maintaining trails. Choose from a variety of classes, from the fundamentals of trail maintenance to advanced drainage systems. Trail Skills College is free to all participants! Camping and meals are provided throughout the weekend. Whether you are new to trail work or a seasoned veteran, we have a class that will enhance your trail maintenance skills.
  • Info: http://www.pcta.org/volunteer/trail-skills-college/tahoe/

July 17-24, 2015 — Appalachian Trail Conservancy Biennial Conference

  • Winchester, VA
  • The Appalachian Trail Conservancy's Biennial Conference theme is "Hiking Through History" and will be held at Shenandoah University. It is co-hosted by Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) and Mountain Club of Maryland.
  • Info: See website

July 18, 2015 — Tread and Drainage: Stepping Stones

  • Sterling Forest State Park, Tuxedo Park, NY
  • Sponsored by New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. Discover what it takes to make stepping stones that will withstand storm events, as well as enhance the trail experience. Be prepared to get your hands dirty and learn the mechanics of working with tools such as rock bars and pick mattocks.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/tread-and-drainage-stepping-stone-trail-u-991

July 18-19, 2015 — Crew Leader Training

  • Aspen, CO
  • Sponsored by RFOV. In this two-day program, you’ll learn how to:

    ■ Build and maintain sustainable trails in different types of terrain.
    ■ Safely and effectively use a variety of tools.
    ■ Lead a crew of five to eight volunteers to complete a portion of a project.
    ■ Ensure that your crew’s work is completed to the highest standard.
    ■ Ensure that your crew has a great time and enjoys a rewarding experience.

  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/tread-and-drainage-stepping-stone-trail-u-991

July 20, 2015 — Webinar: Innovative Bicycle Facility Treatments

  • Online Webinar: 11:30 pm to 1:00 pm ET
  • Sponsored by American Society of Civil Engineers. The primary goals of this webinar are to familiarize transportation engineers/planners with the newest innovations in the bicycle facility design practice. The webinar will discuss recent developments in available design guidance and considerations when designing these facilities.
  • Info: http://mylearning.asce.org/diweb/catalog/item/id/534091/q/n=2&o=t&c=79&t=2125&t=2118

July 21, 2015 — Webinar: Active Transportation and Equity: Key Challenges and Opportunities from the Field

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm ET
  • Join the National Partnership's webinar to hear why equity is crucial in the world of active transportation, how equity is being prioritized in the field, and learn about best practices in bridging the gap between community need and active transportation's benefits. Speakers: Sara Zimmerman, Technical Assistance Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership; Pedro Arista, Program Manager, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum; Tamika Butler, Executive Director, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition; Alyia Smith-Parker, Senior Associate, Institute for Youth, Education, and Families, National League of Cities.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1325030626106513153

July 23-26, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Rice Lake, WI
  • Hosted by: Chippewa Offroad Bicycling Association. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=528&reset=1

July 26-30, 2015 — Comprehensive Bikeway Design 1.0

  • Portland, OR
  • Hosted by Portland State University. This course covers the fundamentals of bikeway planning and design through an intensive week of interactive classroom sessions and field tours. The course will bring you up to speed on innovative practice and research and provide you with skills, practical first steps, and diverse perspectives needed to get started on your next project. Topics typically covered are: *Creating a bike plan *Bicycle facilities *Policies for active transportation *Suburban bikeway design *Connections: transit, trails, bridges *Encouragement progams *Health and equity *Creating a count program *The role of research *Funding
  • Info: www.pdx.edu/ibpi/comprehensive-bikeway-design-10

July 29, 2015 — Webinar: Sustainable Pavements

  • Online Webinar: 2 pm to 3 pm ET
  • Sponsored by Federal Highway Administration. For FHWA, a sustainable approach to pavements means that decisionmakers make balanced and efficient choices among environmental, economic, and social values—the triple bottom line of sustainability—that will provide the best benefits to the natural and human environments now and into the future..
  • Info: https://www.sustainablehighways.dot.gov/FHWA_Sustainability_Activities_Webinars.aspx

July 29, 2015 — Webinar: How Rapid Transformation Delivers Bike-Friendly Urban Streets

  • Online Webinar: 3 pm to 4 pm ET
  • Explore how the concept and practice of rapid implementation is evolving and has altered the way cities develop and deliver urban street projects. This webinar previews a new report from PeopleForBikes on the institutionalization of real-time transportation programs and shows how the techniques are becoming embedded as normal practice within city governments.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5231991262474300674

July 30, 2015 — Webinar: Safe and Accessible Pedestrian Routes for Older Adults

  • Online Webinar: 2 pm to 3:30 pm ET
  • Sponsored by National Center for Senior Transportation. This 90-minute webinar explores community projects that support safe pedestrian movement for older adults. Whether seniors are trying to reach transit stops or stations, walk to shopping or entertainment, or arrive safely at other destinations of choice, street and pedestrian design changes can make a difference. Even small changes to lighting, signage, and landscaping can result in a greater sense of safety and security for all pedestrians regardless of age or ability.
  • Info: See website

July 30, 2015 — Webinar: Trail Towns: Bringing Outdoor Recreation and Communities Together

  • Online Webinar: 2 pm to 3 pm ET
  • Sponsored by Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals. Renee Tkach, project manager from the Friends of Columbia Gorge will present the Gorge Towns to Trails project which supports land protection, recreation enhancements and economic development. Elaine Wilson from the Kentucky Trail Town Program takes a community development approach to creating marketable trails across Kentucky. Participants will learn about creating connections and partnerships utilizing the best practices of Gateway, Portal, Trail Town, and Geo-tourism philosophies and developmental assessments.
  • Info: http://www.recpro.org/sorp-webinars

July 30 - Aug 1, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Cody, WY
  • Hosted by: Park County Pedalers. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=553&reset=1

July 30 - Aug 2, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Rockford, MN
  • Hosted by: Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=534&reset=1

 

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