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Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crews Back for an Expanded Sixth Year
 
03/06/2002
For the last six years, the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crews have traveled the world, sharing their trailbuilding expertise with thousands of volunteers, land managers and trail advocates. As a direct result, thousands of miles of appealing, environmentally sustainable trails have been built or revitalized. The crews have contributed to the trails community in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, and several European countries.

The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crews are on the road again this year educating people about IMBA's sustainable trail construction techniques and helping bring together people who love the outdoors. IMBA has proven that well-designed and carefully constructed trails can be gentle on the land, inexpensive to maintain, and enjoyed by many different users.

Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), the Trail Care Crews work with IMBA-affiliated mountain bike clubs, land managers, and other trail user groups to solve trail management challenges. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crews improve trail conditions and trail experiences for everyone.

Meet the 2002 Crews
Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew No.2: Lora Woolner and Mark Schmidt

The newest Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew hails from Ontario, Canada. Mark Schmidt and Lora Woolner will travel throughout the Western U.S. and parts of Canada. Both bring a strong background in trailbuilding, event coordination, and advocacy. They have worked as instructors for W.O.W. Ltd. and Hardwood Hills Cross Country Ski and Mountain Bike Centre, teaching everything from bike skills classes to mountain bike repair. For the past four years Lora has worked as the Mountain Bike Coordinator for Kelso Conservation Area. Mark is an industrial designer who is looking forward to applying his award-winning design skills to the trail.

Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew III: Rich and Jen Edwards

Rich and Jen Edwards return for a third year as IMBA's east coast Trail Care Crew. Thousands of mountain bikers have already learned from this dynamic couple. Their knowledge of trailbuilding techniques, ability to work with land managers and volunteers, and their positive outlook make Rich and Jen a real asset to mountain bikers everywhere. They are now recognized internationally as trail construction and maintenance experts.

Joey Klein: Trails Specialist

Joey Klein returns to the Trail Care Crew program in a new capacity. Joey will provide top-notch consulting services on trail layout, construction and maintenance to land management agencies and other groups around the world. For more information about this new opportunity to learn from the very best, contact Jody Flemming at IMBA.

Jody Flemming: Program Coordinator

Jody Flemming is the new coordinator of the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program. If you have questions about the program, trail design or construction techniques, or want to request a visit from one of our crews contact Jody at 303-545-9011 or by email at jody@imba.com.

Jody comes to IMBA with a strong background in environmental nonprofit management and advocacy as well as natural resource management. He has worked for the National Park Service in Arizona and Tennessee. Jody is an avid mountain biker who has ridden all over the country.

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