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CALENDAR:

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:

Trail training, workshops, and conferences

Archived events: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December 2015

2016 scheduled training events: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December 2016

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

 

 

2015-16 TRAINING CALENDAR

 

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

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

Past events from June 2015

 

June 2-5, 2015 — Velo-City

  • Nantes, France
  • 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-city2015.com/en/about/velo-city-series/

June 2, 2015 — Webinar: Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
  • Sponsored by Federal Highway Administration. The webinar highlights the new Separated Bike Lanes Planning and Design Guide. The Guide supports FHWA's National Performance Objective to protect and enhance the natural and human environment, foster livable communities, and increase the implementation of sustainable highway practices. The Guide is a resource for practitioners and stakeholders as they plan and design separated bike lanes and implement connected bike networks.
  • Info: https://collaboration.fhwa.dot.gov/dot/fhwa/WC/Lists/Seminars/DispForm.aspx?ID=595

June 4-7, 2015 — Trail Skills College

  • Sisters, OR
  • The Pacific Crest Trail Association, The High Cascade Forest Volunteers and the Willamette and Deschutes National Forests volunteer training weekend ia 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 4-6, 2015 — Georgia Trail Summit

  • Athens, 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. Trails includes rail-trails, greenways, blueways, multi-purpose paths, equestrian trails, and thematic trails based on history, culture, and food.
  • Info: http://georgiatrailsummit.com

June 4-7 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Driggs, ID
  • Hosted by: Linn Area Mountain Bike Association, Central Iowa Trails Association and Whiterock 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/civicrm/event/info?id=519&reset=1

June 4, 2015 — Webinar: Measuring the Economic Impact of Nonmotorized Transportation

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Sponsored by Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. This webinar will explore methods that can be used to evaluate the economic benefits of nonmotorized transportation investments based on a recent report from the Federal Highway Administration, Evaluating the Economic Benefits of Nonmotorized Transportation. The report documents a variety of economic benefits of these investments and provides a resources for communities who are interested in measuring the economic impact of future projects.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2031873665300242945

June 6, 2015 — 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 10-12, 2015 — Iowa's first statewide bicycle-friendly business conference

  • Quad Cities, IA and IL
  • The Iowa Association of Business and Industry “Taking Care of Business” Conference will be Iowa’s first statewide bicycle friendly business conference. Participants will be encouraged to bring their bicycles and commute between different venues using the Quad Cities premier trails system which features the Mississippi River Trail and American Discovery Trail. The Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau is making its fleet of rental bicycles available to the group, is preparing special bicycle route maps for the conference and installing special temporary signage to connect attendees, trails, and the venues.
  • Info: www.iowaabi.org/en/events_calendar/2015_taking_care_of_business_conference/

June 10-13, 2015 — International Snowmobile Congress

  • Niagara Falls, NY
  • The 47th International Snowmobile Congress will be held at the Niagara Falls Convention Center. This event is dedicated to the development of strategies on our common role with respect to the environment, conservation, access, education and accountability.
  • Info: http://www.isc2015.com

June 14, 2015 — Trail Layout & Design

  • Fleischmanns, NY
  • Sponsored by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. Attendees will learn guidelines for laying out a safe, exciting, and ecologically sound trail. Students will learn to understand the humanity in a trail: what makes one trail more enjoyable and satisfying than another. After discussing for a short time indoors, participants will have the opportunity to design a new trail segment.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/trail-layout-and-design-second-sundays-spillian-trail-u-941

June 17, 2015 — Webinar: First Mile/ Last Mile Connections to Transit

June 18, 2015 — Webinar: Why Walking?

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
  • Sponsored by America Walks. Why do we care about walking, and why do we put so much effort into campaigning for walkable communities? In our first Walking College Webinar, we take an introspective look at the walking movement with the help of two of its most accomplished practitioners. Jonathon Stalls, Founder and Lead Itinerant with Walk2Connect, will discuss the human, psychosocial practice of walking and give examples from the increasing popular vogue of walking groups, clubs, and programs.
  • Info: http://americawalks.org/event/why-walking-webinar/

June 18-19, 2015 — 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: www.pdx.edu/ibpi/integrating-bike-ped-topics-into-university-transportation-courses

June 23, 2015 — Webinar: Designing Places for People

June 24-26, 2015 — National Water Trails Forum

  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Meet, learn best practices from and begin a lasting network of fellow and aspiring National Water Trails (NWT) leaders. Attend plenary and breakout sessions planned based on input from NWT volunteers and staff, and discover Southeast Michigan’s scenic water trails with the enthusiasm and expertise of our water trails hosts!
  • Info: http://www.river-management.org/river-management-workshop

June 25, 2015 — Webinar: Trail Towns: Paths to Prosperity

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
  • Sponsored by Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals. This webinar will kick-off a series focusing on the intersection of outdoor recreation and economic development. Renee Tkach of Friends of Columbia Gorge, will present their Gorge Towns to Trails vision, an initiative to connect towns, wineries, farms, and wild areas to support land protection, recreation enhancements, and economic development. Elaine Wilson will present how the Kentucky Trail Town Program connected communities throughout Kentucky to natural resources creating a more diverse economy and access to healthy living.
  • Info: http://www.recpro.org/sorp-webinars

June 25-28 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Driggs, ID
  • Hosted by: Mountain Bike the Tetons. 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=520&reset=1

June 27, 2015 — Intro to Armoring and Paving

  • Fahnestock State Park, NY
  • Sponsored by New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. Learn how to Armor/Pave Trails in Fahnestock State Park. Armoring and Paving is a technique used when a concentrated area of trail gets a lot of water flow. We crush rock into the tread of the trail to protect it from any water erosion that may occur.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/taconic-crew-armoring-and-paving-trail-u-982

June 27 - July 1, 2015 — 15th Conference on National Scenic & Historic Trails

  • Franklin, TN
  • The Natchez Trace Parkway Association and the Overmountain Victory Trail Association will host this year's conference themed, "Find Your Trail: Planning Pathways into the 21st Century". Learn from educational sessions, mobile workshops, key note speakers and networking with other trail experts and volunteers.
  • Info: http://www.pnts.org/

Past events from May 2015

 

May 1-2, 2015 — East Coast Greenway Alliance Spring State of the Greenway Summit

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • It will be from 9:00 to 5:00 located at Lloyd Hall, 1 Boathouse Row. There will be a reception at 5:30 on the Schuylkill Banks, just north of the Schuylkill Boardwalk.
  • Info: http://www.greenway.org/events or info@greenway.org

May 4-5, 2015 — PedalMN Bicycle Conference

  • Minneapolis, MN
  • This year’s conference theme is "Building the Bike Friendly State℠." Bicycling promotes and supports local economies, tourism, the environment and health improvement. Plan now to attend to learn how you can make your community more bicycle friendly.
  • Info: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/bike/

May 5-7, 2015 — New Mexico Off-Highway Vehicle Trails Workshop

  • Tijeras, NM
  • National-Off Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), in conjunction with New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, US Forest Service Region 3, and US Bureau of Land Management New Mexico State Office. The workshop will focus on OHV trail maintenance, rehabilitation, improvement and relocation. Hands-on field training will be emphasized.
  • Info: http://www.nohvcc.org/Education/Workshops/NMOHVWorkshop2015

May 5, 2015 — FHWA / PBIC Webinar on Agency Leadership and Pedestrian Safety

  • Online Webinar: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT
  • The session will focus on how state, local, and regional agencies have raised the profile of pedestrian safety issues and launched programs to prioritize pedestrian safety as a focus area and influence cultural changes within their agencies and departments. Panelists representing a variety of agencies will describe how pedestrian safety became a priority.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7742358826800533506

May 6, 2015 — National Bike to School Day

May 10, 2015 — Advanced Trail Maintenance

  • Westchester, Teatown Lake Reservation, NY
  • Sponsored by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. This one-day crew work and training session provides the skills necessary to carry out intermediate maintenance with a crew on a hiking trail so it is easily passable and harmonious with its surroundings. Participants will learn and carry out a variety of tasks as the trails demands including assessment of trail conditions, clearing, blazing, water and erosion control and proper use of tools.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/clone-advanced-trail-maintenance-trail-u-954

May 12, 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/54

May 12 (repreated May 14), 2015 — Webinar: Learn more about the Every Kid in a Park Initiative

  • Online Webinar: 1:30 - 2:30 pm ET
  • Tthe “Every Kid in a Park” initiative was announced in early 2015 to provide all fourth grade students and their families with free admission to their federal lands and waters for a full year. Join us for a webinar to learn more about this exciting initiative, and ways that you can participate. Speakers will discuss the various program developments that are currently underway as well as a timeline for upcoming events.
  • Info: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1W8eEo08k55BISj6RPx4rJoLNuKKBN95ZwvFSN-_7Pa0

May 13 - 15, 2015 — Mayors Bike Summit

  • Madison, WI
  • The United States Conference of Mayors sponsors the event. Leaders in transportation policy and planning and the bicycling industry, will share what you need to know now to develop and promote a thriving biking culture in your community. Each session will offer the opportunity for engaging discussion with presenters and participants.
  • Info: https://www.cityofmadison.com/mayorsbikesummit/index.cfm

May 14-17, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Buena Vista, CO
  • Hosted by: Ark Valley Velo and Salida Mountain Trails. 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=508&reset=1

May 15, 2015 — 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 15-17, 2015 — Appalachian Trail Days

  • 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 17, 2015 — Trail Supervisor Training

May 17-20, 2015 — American Trails International Trails Symposium
  • Portland, OR
  • The Symposium addresses every aspect of trails, greenways, and blueways. Learn from dozens of educational sessions and mobile workshops and network with experts and enthusiasts from across the globe.
  • Info: http://americantrails.org/ee/index.php/symposium/2015

May 20, 2015 —Webinar: Law Enforcement Strategies to Improve Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety

  • Online Webinar: 3:00 pm to 4:00 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/54

May 21-24, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Montrose, CO
  • Hosted by: Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail 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=510&reset=1

May 22, 2015 — Webinar: Mayor's Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
  • Sponsored by Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. Earlier this year, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx challenged mayors across the country to take a leadership role in addressing pedestrian and bicycle safety. This webinar will feature three of the mayors who have responded to the Challenge and task you to get involved in your mayor's initiative or to get your mayor involved.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2100804247494925314

May 29, 2015 — Miami Valley Cycling Summit

  • Piqua, OH
  • The Miami Valley Cycling Summit aims to use the power of cycling to drive economic development in communities both large and small throughout the region. This year’s theme is “Cycling Cultivates.”
  • Info: http://cyclingsummit.com

Past events from April 2015

 

April 2, 2015 — Colorado Mountain Bike Association annual meeting

  • Golden, CO
  • Help us celebrate our 2014 accomplishments with an evening of camaraderie, free beer, door prizes, and a preview of the events currently planned for 2015.
  • Info: http://greatergreener.org/

April 2, 2015 — Walkable Washington Annual Symposium

  • Redmond, 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: www.feetfirst.org/get-involved/walkablewashington/walkable-washington-2015-symposium-page

April 2-5, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Nevada City, CA
  • Hosted by: Bear Yuba Land Trust. 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

April 4, 2015 — Trail Structures Training

  • Ossining, NY
  • Sponsored by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. This course covers all types of constructed trail features, their purpose and use, and their effect on the trail experience. Emphasis will be placed on how each structure must fit into its location and how trail structures'architecture can affect hikers' experience.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/trail-structures-trail-u-952

April 8, 2015 — Webinar: Finding Funding at the State and Federal Levels

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Eastern Time
  • Hosted by Community Transportation Association of America. There are new and existing funding sources available to many types of transportation organizations, but accessing eligible funds and grants can seem complicated and daunting. CTAA Communications Director Scott Bogren will be speaking on the best practices for locating and preparing funding applications. On the client side, our guest will be John Metzinger from CityBus who will speak towards the benefit of planning funding for transportation technologies.
  • Info: See website

April 8-12, 2015 — 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 so many adventure possibilities for paddlers of all levels.
  • Info: http://www.paddletsra.org/rendezvous

April 9-12, 2015 — Florida Trail Association Annual Conference

  • Fruitland Park, FL
  • Join us as we celebrate another year dedicated to building and maintaining the Florida Trail. Topics include *State of the Trails and Update on Trails Manual *Legislative Wrap Up *Strengthening Chapters *The Cross Florida Barge Canal *Finances for Chapter Treasurers *Growing Your Membership *Hiking the Florida Trail
  • Info: https://www.floridatrail.org/2015-annual-conference/

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

  • Cobb, CA
  • Hosted by: Friends of Boggs Mountain. 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=499&reset=1

April 10, 2015 — Equestrian Soft Trails Conference

  • Des Moines, IA
  • This trails conference will have sessions of interest to both trail managers and trail users to explore together the problems and challenges of maintaining and creating sustainable equestrian trails. Iowa County Conservation soft trails will be the focus this year as we continue to also facilitate managers and trail riders working together to keep our Iowa equestrian trails in good riding condition.
  • Info: http://iowahorsecouncil.org/event/2015-equestrian-soft-trails-conference/

April 10, 2015 — 2015 Utah Bike Summit: Two Wheels, One Love

  • Provo, UT
  • The Seventh Annual Utah Bike 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. This year's keynote speakers is Gary Fisher, Founding Father of the Mountain Bike.
  • Info: http://www.utahbikes.org/event-1740017

April 11-14, 2015 —Greater & Greener 2015: Innovative Parks, Vibrant Cities

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Join us—and global park leaders, and advocates, urban planning and design professionals, and city officials, to explore the latest innovations in urban park creation, revitalization, and stewardship. With more public open space than any other metropolitan area in the U.S., and a deep cultural attachment to parks and the outdoors, San Francisco is a shining example of how creativity and innovation can be applied to park systems for the benefit of urban communities.
  • Info: http://greatergreener.org/

April 12, 2015 — Introduction to Trail Maintenance

  • Westchester, NY
  • This course covers an introduction to the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and 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/introduction-trail-maintenance-trail-u-936

April 12-16, 2015 — National Outdoor Recreation Conference

  • Annapolis, MD
  • The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals and the Northeast Recreation Research Symposium are proud to join forces. Presenting creative approaches to current and future challenges, modern vision for outdoor recreation, innovative partnerships, use of technology, entrepreneurial solutions, cultivating political and community support, and new ideas and tools that contribute and create a lasting and sustainable future for outdoor recreation.
  • Info: http://www.recpro.org/2015-conference

April 13-14, 2015 — Opportunities for Accelerating the Assessment of Health Impacts

  • Washington, DC
  • Transportation Research Board will bring together professionals in the fields of transportation, urban planning, public health, health care, and health economics to explore the state of the art and state of the practice on quantifying the public health outcomes of active transportation.
  • Info: See website

April 13-17, 2015 — Leadership in Accessibility Management for Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Settings

  • Kansas City, KS
  • Sessions will include discussions of the characteristics and needs of people with disabilities, legislative mandates and litigation, accessibility standards and common errors, the application of universal design to park, recreation and cultural environments, program access, considerations for conducting accessibility assessments, visitor use and marketing, and comprehensive planning. Field exercises will give participants an opportunity to understand how to identify and determine physical and programmatic barriers, along with good examples that have been implemented, and also discussion of the considerations for prioritization of physical and programmatic barrier removal.
  • Info: www.ncaonline.org/events/access_management_04-2015.shtml

April 13, 2015 — Webinar: Organizing a Walk+Bike Challenge Month at your School

  • Online Webinar: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Free webinar hosted by Bicycle Transportation Alliance. Are you participating in the Walk+Bike Challenge at your school? Would you like to hear from others that have had success on organizing events and incentives for encouraging kids to walk, bike, and roll to school?
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2838443508456182529

April 14-15, 2015 — Webinar: Nonprofit Public Lands Boot Camp

  • Online Webinar: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Hosted by Association of Partners for Public Lands An information packed online series that will provide the fundamental basics of nonprofit public lands partner operations, management and the unique role they play in building public engagement and awareness for the benefit of America's public lands.
  • Info: See website

April 15, 2015 — Alberta Off-Highway Vehicle Trails Workshop

  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • National-Off Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), in conjunction with Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development. The workshop will focus on OHV trail maintenance, rehabilitation, improvement, and relocation. Hands-on field training will be emphasized.
  • Info: http://www.nohvcc.org/Education/Workshops/ab-ohv-workshop-2015

April 15, 2015 — Webinar: Legal Rights and Issues for Pedestrians and Cyclists

April 15, 2015 — Webinar: Creative Ways to Consider Funding Future Transportation

  • Online Webinar: 2:00pm to 3:30pm Eastern Time
  • Transportation Research Board will cover new ways of funding transportation infrastructure. Webinar presenters will provide a brief overview of common approaches to funding transportation and highlight several emerging models, including cooperative ownership models, roadway usage charges, and transportation utility fees. The presenters will explore how these approaches may generate new funding for transportation capital and operating programs.
  • Info: http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/172141.aspx

April 15-17, 2015 — Tennessee Greenways and Trails Forum

  • Burns, TN
  • The 2015 statewide conference will be held at Montgomery Bell State Park. The Greenways and Trails Program is looking for Sponsors, a Keynote Speaker and other speakers for the educational sessions of the Forum. Please let us know if you would like to speak about your creative and innovative greenway project.
  • Info: Robert.richards@tn.gov or call 615-532-0753

April 16-17, 2015 — Streets as Places

  • New York, NY
  • Sponsored by Project for Public Spaces. Over the last several years, New York City has become a laboratory for innovation through dozens of Department of Transportation projects that have their roots in PPS's NYC Streets Renaissance campaign effort, from the Plaza and Parklets programs, to the ribbons of new bikeways and pedestrian spaces that now run through the city. Course participants will learn from a roster of experts how to transform streets into true destinations that attract people, spur economic development, and build community.
  • Info: http://www.pps.org/training/

April 17-19, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Cobb, CA
  • Hosted by: Friends of Boggs Mountain. 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=499&reset=1

April 17-19, 2015 — 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

April 18, 2015 — Pennsylvania State Snowmobile Association Annual Conference

April 18-19, 2015 — Arizona Trail Association Trail Training

  • Pine, 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

April 18-21, 2015 — National Planning Conference

  • Seattle, WA
  • American Planning Association National Conference: Sustainability. Climate change. Transportation. Economic development. What's at the top of your community's planning agenda? Come to the peak event in planning and come away with the answers you need.
  • Info: https://www.planning.org/conference

April 21, 2015 — Webinar: Addressing Perceived Traffic Risk Along Urban Arterials

  • Online Webinar: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
  • Hosted by Institute of Transportation Engineers. This webinar describes findings from several recent studies on roadway design and perceived traffic risk for bicyclists and pedestrians along urban arterials. The findings highlight the influence of near misses and collisions on user perceptions of safety and contribute to a more nuanced definition of traffic risk and safety for non-motorized users.
  • Info: http://ecommerce.ite.org/IMIS/ItemDetail?iProductCode=PD-W30

April 21, 2015 — The Intertwine Alliance’s Spring Summit

  • Portland, OR
  • The event will focus on Building Regional Impact. Topics include: *Building a ‘Connecting-to-Nature’ Continuum (Youth Engagement/Environmental Education) *Creating Large-Landscape Projects (Conservation/Restoration/Urban Forestry) *New Daycation App: How It Can Further Your Communications Goals (Public Engagement)
  • Info: http://theintertwine.org/events/spring-summit-2015

April 21-22, 2015 — Trail Design and Layout

  • Wasilla, AK
  • One day classroom, one day field exercises, covering the basics of sustainable trail design, routing and layout. The Agenda includes Basic Concepts, Terms and Definitions, What You Need to Know First (about both terrain and use), Trail Design (sustainable elements, other elements, the Design Process, written Design results), Trail Routing and Layout (Control Points, preliminary Map Routing, ground investigation techniques, preliminary Flagline Routing, final Construction Marking), and Where Things Go Wrong.
  • Info: http://www.alaska-trails.org/trail_teachers/2015/conf.shtml

April 22, 2015 — Ohio Bicycling Summit

April 22-24, 2015 — California Trails and Greenways Conference

  • Yosemite, CA
  • Provides trail professionals, advocates, volunteers and users with a venue for sharing practical, up-to-date trail management and advocacy skills; as well as a forum for networking and building support for accessible, inter-connected, and sustainable non-motorized trail systems. Since 1985, this investment of knowledge by California State Parks and the California Trails Conference Foundation has helped ensure trail stewardship and leadership for generations to come.
  • Info: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24151

April 23, 2015 — Webinar: Active transportation, recreation amenities, street redesigns

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
  • Free - hosted by America Walks. Transforming the built environment to improve health outcomes can take years, if not decades. This webinar will focus on short term, low cost, yet high impact strategies for improving streets, public spaces, and buildings across the country that can lead to longer term change. Kate Rube and her team at Project for Public Spaces will present health-promoting 'Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper' approaches, including active recreation amenities, street redesigns that prioritize pedestrians.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5604857644690319618

April 23, 2015 — Webinar: Roadway and Traffic Air Pollution Risks for Bicyclists

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
  • Hosted by Transportation Insight for Vibrant Communities (TREC), Portland State University. This webinar will review the state of knowledge about how roadway and traffic characteristics impact air pollution risks for bicyclists, including research quantifying bicyclists' uptake of traffic-related air pollution using on-road measurements in Portland. Implications for planners, engineers, and policy-makers will be discussed, including guidance for more pollution-conscious bicycle network planning and design. Additionally, ways for individual travelers to reduce their air pollution risks will be discussed.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5291547407869424641

April 23-24, 2015 — Alaska Trails Statewide Trails Conference

  • Wasilla, AK
  • "Partnerships: Building Trails - Building Community" The conference will be held in Wasilla, April 23rd - 25th, and will bring together a diverse array of trail users from across the state to teach about the latest in sustainable trail building, maintenance, advocacy and many other trail topics. Every day is full of "breakout sessions" within the following categories: Breakout Session Categories Trail Design / Layout Construction / Operations / Maintenance Advocacy / Funding Partnerships.
  • Info: http://www.alaska-trails.org/trail_teachers/2015/conf.shtml

April 23-24, 2015 — Arizona Off-Highway Vehicle Trails Workshop

  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • National-Off Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), in conjunction with Arizona State Parks, US Forest Service Region 3, Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff Ranger District, and US Bureau of Land Management Arizona State Office. The workshop will focus on OHV trail maintenance, rehabilitation, improvement and relocation. Hands-on field training will be emphasized.
  • Info: http://www.nohvcc.org/Education/Workshops/ab-ohv-workshop-2015

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

  • Weaverville, CA
  • Hosted by: Trinity County Resource Conservation District. 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=500&reset=1

April 25, 2015 — Introduction to Trail Maintenance

  • Westchester, NY
  • This course covers an introduction to the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and 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/introduction-trail-maintenance-trail-u-937

April 29 - May 2, 2015 — Meeting the Demand for Walkable Places

  • Fort Worth, TX
  • This year’s theme looks at the forces driving the desire for more urban lifestyles. In Dallas alone, 68% of residents "believe being able to walk or bike to destinations would be good for the local economy" yet the current market of walkable neighborhoods is only 3-5% in the Dallas/Fort Worth region. Join real estate developers, architects, public officials, planners, architects and advocates working to make our cities better places.
  • Info: see website

April 30, 2015 — Webinar: Designing Wayfinding Systems that Extend Your Civic Brand

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern Time
  • Hosted by Sustainable City Network. Grant Hayzlett will step us through the planning and implementation considerations when designing vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian wayfinding signs and kiosk systems. Grant has worked on more than 100 civic projects involving signage, furniture and interactive elements that all work together to illustrate and promote a community's civic brand.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8334408455204173058

April 30 - May 3, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Corvallis, OR
  • Hosted by: Team Dirt/Salem Area Trai 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=502&reset=1

Past events from March 2015

 

March 2-3, 2015 — Montana Bike Walk Summit

  • Helena, MT
  • Learn about national best practices in shared-use pathways and on-street bikeway design including cycle tracks, separated bicycle lanes, bicycle boulevards, and intersection treatments. The session will delve into the nuts and bolts of moving from concept to construction including design considerations, and impacts to traffic operations. Whether you are an engineer, planner, or advocate, you will leave this workshop with new tools and knowledge about bicycle facilities.
  • Info: http://www.bikewalkmontana.org/bike-walk-summit-2015/

March 3-5, 2015 — Accessibility Training for Park Facilities

  • Montgomery Bell State Park, TN
  • Recreation Educational Services is hosting a 3-day training course conducted by the National Center on Accessibility that will provide an overview of the new accessibility standards while emphasizing how design and construction affect people with disabilities and how people with disabilities function in park facilities.
  • Info: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=aqx85ieab&oeidk=a07e94x3z6d2b736365

March 3-6, 2015 — Texas Recreation & Park Society Institute & Expo

March 3, 2015 — Webinar: Road Diets: Improving Safety for All Road Users

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center and Federal Highway Administration discuss "Road Diets," the conversion of four-lane undivided roadways to three lanes (two through lanes and a two-way-left-turn-lane), are listed as one the FHWA's proven safety countermeasures. This cross section reallocation can potentially improve safety, reduce speed differential, and/or improve accessibility for transit users, pedestrians and bicyclists.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5767519393088781569

March 4, 2015 — Iowa Horse Council Trails Committee Meeting

March 5, 2015 — Webinar: Accessibility Open Question and Answer

  • Online Webinar: 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • The United States Access Board's free monthly webinar will feature an open question and answer session with accessibility specialists. 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. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the webinar.
  • Info: http://www.accessibilityonline.org

March 5, 2015 — Growing IN Place Symposium 2015

  • Raleigh, NC
  • Growing IN Place addresses planning and design policies that support these needs for children and other family members. Young people need networks of attractive, walkable/bikable routes connecting homes to schools, parks, community gardens, and cultural institutions – where they can engage with nature.
  • Info: http://www.accessibilityonline.org

March 5, 2015 — Webinar: Building Equity: Race, Class and Protected Bike Lanes

  • Online Webinar: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Hosted by Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. The new report from PeopleForBikes, "Building Equity: Race, Class and Protected Bike Lanes," makes the case for bicycling as an equity tool. Presenters review the research and data, and delve into the concepts highlighted by the domestic and international case studies featured in the report.
  • Info: http://www.apbp.org/events/event_details.asp?id=598261&group=

March 5-12, 2015 — Webinar: Effective Communications in Public Involvement

  • Online Webinar: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • This course is a blend of two live, web-conference sessions plus a series of self-paced web-based training modules. The course explores how and why members of the public can develop entrenched and emotionally-charged positions; traces the root causes of their hositilites and anger; and teaches strategies to help you and your organization gain credibility and the public's trust.
  • Info: See website

March 7-8, 2015 — Arizona Trail Association Trail Training

  • Tucson, 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

March 6-7, 2015 — American Endurance Ride Conference

  • Reno, NV
  • The 2015 equestrian-focused convention will be held at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada.
  • Info: http://www.aerc.org

March 9, 2015 — Webinar: Lessons from the Experts: 10 First Steps to Walkability

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Hosted by America Walks. Many communities are overwhelmed by the apparent technical challenges and cost of making themselves more walkable. But there are compelling, cost efficient, often simple approaches that are ideal first steps. Based on a series of interviews with some of the most experienced and successful walkable community advocates and implementers in the United States, this Webinar reveals starter-strategies that have been shown to work, and why!
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6463415695850153474

March 10-13, 2015 — California Park & Recreation Society Annual Conference & Expo

March 10-12, 2015 — National Bike Summit and National Forum on Women & Bicycling

  • Washington, DC
  • This year's theme -- Bikes+ -- focuses on new ideas for exponential growth. We'll zero in on ways the bike movement, in combination with strong partners, can add value to other big issues of the day and find powerful champions in health, community development and the business sector.
  • Info: http://bikeleague.org/summit

March 11-14, 2015 — Designing Inspiring and Effective Spaces for Children

  • Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Join architects, landscape architects, planners, educators , environmental educators, funders, and elected officials in a first-of-its kind event to explore high-level universal principles necessary in designing effective spaces for children. Participants will work in multidisciplinary teams to create indoor and outdoor designs for three programs from various parts of the world.
  • Info: http://www.worldforumfoundation.org/get-involved/design2015/

March 12, 2015 — Maryland Trails Summit

  • Linthicum, MD
  • What Would It Take to Create a State Trail Network? Join us for a spirited discussion on what the state and trail advocates are doing to create a trail network connecting our public lands to the places where people live, work, shop and play.
  • Info: http://www.mrpanet.org/events/event_details.asp?id=527226

March 13-15, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Sierra Vista, AZ
  • Hosted by: Dawn to Dust & Sonoran Mtb Clubs. 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=486&reset=1

March 14, 2015 — Introduction to Trail Maintenance

  • Tenafly, NJ
  • This course covers an introduction to the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and 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/introduction-trail-maintenance-trail-u-924

March 16, 2015 — Webinar: Maintaining Green Infrastructure Systems in Your Community

  • Online webinar: 12 pm - 1 pm ET
  • A new suite of mitigation measures termed Stormwater Control Measures (also known as Best Management Practices) was developed to treat various forms of urban stormwater impacts including pollution, runoff volume and erosive flows.
  • Info: https://meeting.psu.edu/pacommunityforestry

March 16, 2015 — Liberty Bell Trail Workshop

  • Perkasie, PA
  • • Trail Planning (including acquisition) • Trail Design • Trail Development and Trail Links • Operations and Maintenance  General Session The general session will be a discussion on the current status of the trail from each of the 17 municipalities which the trail traverses.
  • Info: http://www.prps.org/training/training.html

March 16-17, 2015 — Webinar: Washington Bike Summit

  • Olympia, WA
  • The Washington Bike Summit brings together advocates for bicycling and safe streets with professionals in planning, design, engineering, health, education, and tourism to connect and learn. Day Two of the Summit, advocates may participate in Transportation Advocacy Day legislative visits with a coalition of people who promote bicycling, walking, transit, health.
  • Info: http://wabikes.org/summit/

March 18, 2015 — Webinar: Pedestrian and Bicycle Counting Programs

March 18, 2015 — Webinar: Collaborations, Mergers, and Strategic Alliances

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Hosted by Alliance for Biking & Walking. As nonprofits consider strategies for the future, it is not unusual for a board or staff to explore the possibility of collaborating or entering into strategic alliances with other organizations. Before formalizing an agreement, it is helpful to be familiar with common pitfalls and challenges. Join this webinar for suggestions and considerations on all levels of collaboration, from partnership agreements to joint programming to collaborative fundraising to mergers and acquisitions.
  • Info: http://www.bikewalkalliance.org/trainings/calls-webinars/event/51

March 19, 2015 — Webinar: Trail Wayfinding Systems

  • Online Webinar: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • American Trails presents this webinar to provide a practical understanding of trail/ped/bike wayfinding and informational systems with an emphasis on in-the-field structures and media. Elements addressed include: directional and locational; use and access; safety and regulatory and related systems including branding elements. Instructors are Bob Searns, The Greenway Team • Jenny Rigby, The Acorn Group, Inc. • Karen Vitkay, Alta Planning and Design, Inc. • Mark VanderKlipp & Jeff Frank, Corbin Design, Inc.
  • Info: http://www.americantrails.org/resources/trailhead/trail-wayfinding-systems-webinar.html

March 19-20, 2015 — Indiana Bike Summit

  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Join us to learn how Indiana employers can benefit economically, recruit and retain top talent, and be recognized as community and business leaders by promoting active transportation by bike.
  • Info: http://www.bicycleindiana.org/summit.php

March 20-21, 2015 — Southern Mountain Bike Summit

  • Auburn, AL
  • 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/register?id=495&reset=1

March 20-22, 2015 — Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society Annual Conference

  • Lancaster, PA
  • Making Transit a Partner with Trails and Parks • Interpreting Your Park • Making Eagle Scout Projects Work for You! • Pump Parks are Coming To Your Neighborhood Soon • Streambank Stabilization in Parks and along Trails • A ‘Tail’ of Two Cities- Creating Successful Dog Parks • Accessibility for Parks, Playgrounds and Trails
  • Info: http://www.prps.org/training/training-conference.html

March 22, 2015 — 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 22, 2015 — Trail Layout & Design

  • Westchester, Teatown Lake Reservation, NY
  • Sponsored by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. This workshop is devoted to establishing guidelines for laying out a safe, exciting, and ecologically sound trail. Topics covered include trail planning, soils, grades, hydrological relationships, and trail alignments, as well as trail experience concepts such as users' expectations, gateways, anchors, and trail flow. Students will learn to understand the humanity in a trail: what makes one trail more enjoyable and satisfying than another. After discussing and analyzing existing trails, participants will have the opportunity to design a new trail segment.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/trail-layout-design-trail-u-951

March 23, 2015 — Parks and Greenspace Conference

  • Atlanta, GA
  • What makes a park great? This is the question at the center of the 2015 Parks and Greenspace Conference theme. "Parks and People: A Declaration of Interdependence," explores the direct (and often complex) relationships between engaged communities and successful parks. All over the world, languishing public spaces have been re-invented by strong community interventions, deliberate design and programming and strategic partnerships.
  • Info: http://www.parkpride.org/conference/

March 24, 2015 — Conservation By Design Codes' workshop for planning professionals

  • Kempton, PA
  • "Writing Growing Greener: Conservation By Design Codes" is presented by the Appalachian Trail Conservacy (ATC) and the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-PA). This event, which is geared toward planning professionals who write zoning and subdivision/land development codes, will include a segment on the economics of conservation.
  • Info: See website

March 24, 2015 — The Appalachian Trail: Conserving and Connecting Habitats

  • Hanover, NH
  • More than just a hiking trail, the A.T. runs across the ridgelines, summits, forests, and fields of the Appalachian Mountains from Georgia to Maine. The Trail connects 8 National Forests, 6 National Parks, 24 federally designated Wilderness Areas, and dozens of state parks and forests with a protected land base of over 250,000 acres, which continues to expand. These lands provide important habitat connectivity, regional flow and potential climate resiliency for a rich variety of plants and animals.
  • Info: See website

March 23, 2015 — East Coast Greenway Maine State Committee meeting

  • Augusta, ME
  • ECG Maine State Committee meeting & Maine DOT Bike/Ped Program Manager Meet & Greet! Held at MaineDOT offices - Child Street, 16 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. The meeting will take place 3-4:30 pm and is free and open to the public.
  • Info: http://www.greenway.org/events or molly@greenway.org

March 26, 2015 — Walking Evolution and Revolution Conference

  • Boston, MA
  • Join us at the first-ever conference in the Boston area focused on walkability: the Walking Evolution and Revolution Conference! A companion event to WalkBoston's 25th Anniversary celebration, the WERC is produced by the APBP Boston Chapter, WalkBoston and Project for Public Spaces, and hosted by the Boston Society of Architects. Join us to explore the freshest thinking about walkability and place-making.
  • Info: http://www.apbp.org/event/WERC

March 26-29, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Fresno, CA
  • Hosted by: Central California 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=488&reset=1

March 26-28, 2015 — Alabama Statewide Bike Summit

  • Montgomery, AL
  • The Montgomery Bike Club and the Alabama Bicycle Coalition will host the 2015 Alabama Statewide Bike Summit in downtown Montgomery. A Summit brings together all the different groups interested in safe bicycle transportation and recreation: planners, engineers, ALDOT, tourism facilitators city leaders, advocates, trail builders & politicians.
  • Info: http://www.alabike.org/summit.html

March 27, 2015 — Webinar: Offering Inclusive & Adaptive Outdoor Recreation Programs

  • Online webinar: 1:00 - 2:00pm ET
  • Inclusive recreation activities are held when individuals, with or without disabilities, participate together. This webinar features adaptive recreation professionals and practitioners who will provide guidance on getting started with adaptive recreation, strategies for success and connecting with partners and desired audience.
  • Info: see website

March 27-28, 2015 — Advancing Environmental Education Conference

March 30-31, 2015 — Oregon Active Transportation Summit

March 28, 2015 — Introduction to Trail Maintenance

  • Stanhope, NJ
  • This course covers an introduction to the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and 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/introduction-trail-maintenance-trail-u-934

March 30-31, 2015 — Oregon Active Transportation Summit

  • Stanhope, NJ
  • This course covers an introduction to the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and 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/introduction-trail-maintenance-trail-u-934

March 31 - April 1, 2015 — Ontario Bike Summit 2015

  • Eaton Chelsea, Toronto, ON
  • Summit Themes - From Paper to Pavement: Moving Forward with #CycleON. Our 2015 summit will focus on ways that Ontario's Cycling Strategy is being implemented across Ontario. Attendees can expect to hear presentations that address #CycleON's five themes: 1. Healthy, active & prosperous communities 2. Cycling infrastructure 3. Safer highways and streets 4. Awareness & Behavioural Shifts 5. Cycling Tourism
  • Info: http://www.sharetheroad.ca/obs-2015-s16970

March 31, 2015 — Webinar: Evaluating Complete Streets projects

  • Online webinar: 1:00 - 2:00pm ET
  • Hosted by Smart Growth America's National Complete Streets Coalition, will provide an overview of how to evaluate Complete Streets projects. Learn about the measures most useful to common Complete Streets goals, and the different metrics jurisdictions can use to understand them. A resources section will be useful for those ready to dive deeper into the why and how of performance measurement for Complete Streets.
  • Info: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=sp4ctdvqiqgi

Past events from February 2015

 

February 3, 2015 — Webinar: Focus on Pedestrians: Sidewalks and Crosswalks

  • Online Webinar: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
  • Hosted by: Institute of Traffic Engineers. The webinar will discuss a study involving pedestrian safety, driver behavior, and the combination of both with the presence of an active Light Rail Transit facility.The City of Folsom, California had been exploring safety enhancements for users of the Folsom Parkway Rail Trail.
  • Info: http://ecommerce.ite.org/IMIS/ItemDetail?iProductCode=PD-W22

February 7, 2015 — Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail Annual Meeting

  • Elon, NC
  • Reports on progress to build, maintain and promote the MST; Presentations about newly-opened sections of trail; A keynote address by Tom Earnhardt, writer and host of UNC-TV's Exploring NC, who just produced Highway to the Future about the MST; An update by State Parks Director Mike Murphy about the MST master plan; Workshops on: how to hike the trail, how MST trail towns can help promote the trail, and technology for hikers.
  • Info: http://www.ncmst.org/ or kdixon@ncmst.org

February 7-12, 2015 — Hike the Hill

February 8-11, 2015 — The Corps Network National Conference

  • Washington, DC
  • Attendees include approximately 200 Directors and senior staff from Service and Conservation Corps across the country; officials from Federal agencies; representatives from philanthropic foundations. Our theme is “Tackling America's Greatest Challenges” – a direct reference to The Corps Network's new mission statement. Throughout the conference we will highlight how The Corps Network and Corps programs tackle America's greatest challenges, provide critical leadership to the Corps Movement, and help young people transform their lives for the better.
  • Info: http://www.corpsnetwork.org/about/national-conference

February 9, 2015 — 2015 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 our communities, demonstrate the power of a unified voice to the state legislature and set priorities for improving the future of bicycling in Colorado.
  • Info: https://bicyclecolorado.org/events/colorado-bicycle-summit/

February 10, 2015 — Webinar: Resident's Guide for Creating Safer Communities for Walking and Biking

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
  • The Federal Highway Administration just released "A Resident's Guide for Creating Safer Communities for Walking and Bicycling," a free guide offering step-by-step instructions for residents and community groups looking to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety, access, and comfort. This webinar offers an overview of the guide and will review how two communities used the principles outlined within it to make their communities more walkable and bikeable.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/824575809760209409

February 13, 2015 — Youth Bike Summit

  • Seattle, WA
  • 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

February 15-18, 2015 — US Play Coalition's Conference on the Value of Play

  • Clemson, SC
  • Attendees of the annual conference come from diverse fields including park and recreation professionals, educators, researchers, health scientists, landscape architects, business leaders, psychologists, parents, physicians, and many more.
  • Info: http://usplaycoalition.clemson.edu/conf2015.php

February 16-20, 2015 — Association of Partners for Public Lands Convention and Trade Show

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Join professionals from the public lands community for this annual event that brings together nonprofits, land management agencies and vendors for three days of shared learning, idea exchange and collaboration. The program is packed with panel discussions, dynamic learning formats, special events, a premier trade show and lots of opportunities for networking.
  • Info: https://www.etouches.com/ehome/appl/229248/?&

February 18, 2015 — Webinar: New Tools for Estimating Walking and Bicycling Demand

February 19, 2015 — Webinar: Bicycle Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
  • FHWA recently completed its update to the Bicycle Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System, commonly known as BIKESAFE, to reflect the latest research and best practices surrounding designs for bicycle safety. This free webinar highlights many of BIKESAFE's newest features and innovative countermeasures. Presenters will discuss how practitioners can use BIKESAFE to analyze crashes and implement new treatments as well as how to identify options to improve bicycle safety.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7552593013237777409

February 22 - 25, 2015 — Active Living Research Conference 2015

  • San Diego, CA
  • The goal of the conference is to provide more opportunities for exchange on how to use evidence to increase physical activity in many settings. Implementation science needs to be applied to active living. What predicts which policies are implemented well? What strategies can practitioners apply to improve policy implementation? How can advocates monitor the quality of implementation?
  • Info: http://activelivingresearch.org/annual-conference-2015

February 21, 2015 — New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit

  • New Brunswick, 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-2015/

February 23 - 25, 2015 — National Physical Activity Plan Congress

  • Washington, DC
  • In 2010 a National Physical Activity Plan was released. The NPAP Congress 2015 will bring together a diverse group of experts and key stakeholders — representing nine sectors — to review and revise the existing Plan. It is through experts, organizational partners, state liaisons and many individuals throughout the United States that the vision becomes reality.
  • Info: http://npapcongress2015.org/wordpress1/

February 23-26, 2015 — Great Lakes Park Training Institute

February 24, 2015 — Washington Trails Association Hiker Lobby Day

  • Olympia, WA
  • Without proper funding many of the trails Washington hikers love will be closed or neglected. Washington Trails Association sponsors the eighth annual Hiker Lobby Day to let elected officials know that their constituents care about preserving wildlands and protecting funding for public recreation lands. This is an opportunity to make your voice heard. It's also a chance to learn new skills to help you be an even better advocate for trails.
  • Info: http://www.wta.org/events/hiker-lobby-day

February 25-27, 2015 — 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/

February 25, 2015 — Webinar: The Best of Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place 2014

February 26, 2015 — Webinar: Evolving Market Trends for Outdoor Recreation Professionals

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Hosted by Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals. This presentation will feature the key findings of the 2014 Outdoor Recreation Participation Report, including an overview of historical trends, a detailed look at emerging trends with youth, and efforts to expand recreation use among diverse populations. It will provide perspectives on regional trends and insights on strategies to engage users. We will also discuss how this data has been used by practitioners to shape recreation planning decisions.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3118937719307232770

February 26, 2015 — Webinar: Speed Management for Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 am to 2:30 pm ET
  • Hosted by National Highway Institute. As the first of a series of webinars on speed management for improving the safety of all roadway users offered by FHWA, together with the member agencies of USDOT Speed Management Team, this webinar will highlight case studies and examples related to managing speed to improve the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists.
  • Info: www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/webconference/web_conf_learner_reg.aspx?webconfid=28919

February 28, 2015 — 2nd Annual Cascade Winter Ruck (Backpacking Clinic)

  • Cascade Locks, OR
  • This day long event is designed to help all sorts of backpackers from novice to expert get prepared for the hiking season. We 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: see website

Past events from January 2015

 

January 11-15, 2015 — Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting

  • Washington, DC
  • The TRB Annual Meeting program covers all transportation modes, with more than 4,500 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees—policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. The spotlight theme for 2015 is "Corridors to the Future: Transportation and Technology." A number of sessions and workshops will focus on this theme.
  • Info: http://www.trb.org/AnnualMeeting2015/AnnualMeeting2015.aspx

January 22, 2015 — Webinar: Protect What You Love: Water Trail Ambassador and Stewardship Programs

  • Online Webinar: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • American Trails presents this webinar on all levels of ambassador and stewardship programs, with an emphasis on paddling and water trails. Presented by Amy Camp of the Pennsylvania Water Trail Partnership. She will detail two programs that train and deploy volunteer ambassadors to raise awareness around watershed protection. Additionally, a “Best of the Rest” presentation will highlight a number of short-term and long-term stewardship efforts around the country.
  • Info: http://www.americantrails.org/resources/water/webinar-water-trail-stewardship.html

January 29-31, 2015 — 13th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference

  • Baltimore, MD
  • The TRB Annual Meeting program covers all transportation modes, with more than 4,500 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees—policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. The spotlight theme for 2015 is "Corridors to the Future: Transportation and Technology." A number of sessions and workshops will focus on this theme.
  • Info: http://www.newpartners.org/

January 30, 2015 — Building Connections: Trails, Playborhoods and Safe Routes

  • Redding, CA
  • Hosted by Shasta Safe Routes to School, Healthy Shasta, Shasta Living Streets, and the California
    Convergence Far North Region.
  • Info: See registration page

 

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