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Modern Mountain Biking Facilities Development Workshop

Instructor: Scott Linnenburger, Kay-Linn Enterprises & Woody Keen, Trail Wisdom
Date: Wednesday to Thursday, May 20-21
Time: 2:30-6PM on Wednesday and 8 AM - 5 PM on Thursday
Cost: $280 early registration ($330 after March 20)
Maximum of 25 participants

Workshop Costs:
Due to a generous sponsorship from REI this workshop has been discounted from the normal rate of $360 per person to $280 early registration ($330 after March 20).

This fee includes: nationally recognized instructors, high instructor to participant ratio, lunch on day 2 of the workshop, all layout equipment.

Maximum of 25 participants.

Workshop Description:
Recent innovations in mountain biking facilities have left many land managers confused. What is a bike park, a flow trail, a pump track? Who do these facilities serve, what do they cost to develop, and how is risk and maintenance managed? Two of the country's leading mtb facility planner-designers, Scott Linnenburger of Kay-Linn Enterprises and Woody Keen of Trail Wisdom, will provide a comprehensive classroom and field-based exploration of these facilities and provide best (and some not so best) practices examples from around the world. Indoor sessions are at the Doubletree Hotel, and outdoors at the Gateway Green Park and Sandy Ridge Trail System.

Intended Audience
- Land managers
- Parks and recreation professionals,
- Trail advocates

Workshop Agenda
Day 1 (Wednesday, May 20)
10:15 - 11:30 am
Prerequisite concurrent session at the ITS (Oregon Convention Center, Room TBA)
Lunch is on your own (unless you have a full registration package to the Symposium - then the Closing Keynote Luncheon is included)

2:30-6:00 pm
Initial site analysis at Gateway Green Park (tranport via MAX light rail)

Day 2 (Thursday, May 21)
8:00 am -12:00 pm
Off-site exploration of Sandy Ridge Trail System in Sandy, OR
Lunch (provided in workshop fee)

Final design and layout with critical review. Discussion of cost estimating and transferring to a construction document.

Workshop Goals
The goals of the workshop are to:
1) provide a comprehensive understanding of the breadth and depth of modern mountain bike facilities,
2) share information and experience regarding demographics served, funding, risk management, and long-term operations and maintenance, and
3) examine a number of different bike parks and trail systems and their successes and challenges.

Learning Objectives
After completing the workshop, participants will:
1) differentiate between different types of modern mountain bike facilities (i.e. mtb-optimized trail, flow trail, pump track/park, etc.),
2) understand space and slope needs and other factors that make successful mtb parks and trails, and
3) comprehend the basic development/management patterns and challenges for mtb-focused facilities.

Instructor Biographies

Scott Linnenburger
Scott Linnenburger has nearly 20 years of experience in recreation/trail development, conservation planning, and environmental restoration projects. His successful work on more than 100 trail projects in the federal, state, local, and private sectors demonstrates a keen ability to assist clients in developing projects that fulfill their mission, protect natural resources, and enhance community sustainability. After developing the International Mountain Bicycling Association's Trail Solutions, Ride Center and Gateway Trail programs, Scott founded Kay-Linn Enterprises to provide professional consultation and project management services. With multiple bike park and mountain bike-optimized trail projects in development around the country, Linnenburger has a finger on the pulse of the current desires of the mountain biking community, innovative opportunities present on public and private lands, and concerns of land managing professionals in developing these outside-the-box facilities.

Woody Keen
With a long and successful career in the outdoor industry, Woody Keen has always been a positive voice for the benefits of playing in the natural world. After growing one of the largest trail contracting companies in the country, Trail Dynamics, Woody founded Trail Wisdom in 2012 to focus squarely in trail education and mountain bike facility planning. Internationally known and respected, Keen has served as the keynote speaker for the World Mountain Bike Conference and played a key role in the nationwide acceptance of freeriding as a board member for the International Mountain Bicycling Association. With the most comprehensive understanding of risk management in the trails industry, Keen's consultation has paved the way for dozens of innovative mountain bike parks and trails.

What to Bring:
Appropriate field gear for the weather. Expect to be outside both days of the workshop. We are in the Coast Range of NW Oregon, which is a wet environment. Expect rain and be pleasantly surprised if it stays dry. Participants should be ready to hike and spend an afternoon/day outside and bring necessary gear, water, and/or medication to assure a comfortable day.

For More Information, Contact:
Scott Linnenburger, Principal

For more information on the Professional Trailbuilders Association, visit www.trailbuilders.org

Symposium Sponsors





American Trails

P.O. Box 491797
Redding, CA 96049-1797
(530) 605-4395

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