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     April 14, 2009 — Mike Connolly

Summerside Organizer's Clinic

This is the final reminder of a great opportunity to learn the "how-to's" of planning a cycling event hosted by Luke MacDonald, Technical Director of Cycling PEI. For those of you who do not know Luke, Luke has done some incredible things to connect cycling to various communities across PEI in his short time with the association.
This two-hour training session will provide each of us with an organizer's handbook, a CPEI organizer's shirt, and have "organizer" listed on your CPEI cycling license.
The details of the training are as follows:

DATE: April 15, 2009
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Credit Union Place, Meeting Room # 1
COST: Free

International Mountain Biking Association Trail & Trail Users Workshop

IMBA’s Canadian office is honoured to provide a workshop for trail education for PEI. These services will be provided in PEI National Park on May 30-31.
Proposed Scope of Work for Typical 3 Day Parks Canada Workshop
Trails and Trail Users Workshop IMBA will provide for two days of classroom and field instruction for participants. The topics covered in the training sessions will include:
• Trail Experience – Exploring ways to use trails.
• Trail Theory – What is a sustainable trail, and how do we create it? Look at ways to create sustainability.
• Sustainable Trail Design and Construction – Making sure the trail lasts.
• Trail Assessment – Finding the problems and determining the cause.
• Trail Maintenance and Closure – Fixing problem areas and retiring old trails.
• Creative solutions for problem areas – Explore unique solutions that have made trails work.
• Basic Risk Management – Basic concepts to help reduce liability concerns.
Additional topics may be covered upon request.
Please note: Trailbuilding tools and materials required for the field portion of the workshop are the responsibility of participants but CPEI and Parks will supply what they can. IMBA will supply
whatever can be feasibly transported by air travel.
Trail Assessment, Layout and Site Preparation
IMBA is recommending 1 day of trail assessment and layout on-site, in preparation for the field instruction portion of the
sustainable trails training.
Deliverable Product: A group of volunteers and/or employees of the National Park that have been trained to create and
maintain fun, long-lasting, and environmentally responsible trails.
Trails and Trail Users Workshop
IMBA will provide for two days of classroom and field instruction for the community around PEI National Park. The topics
covered in the training sessions will include:
• Trail Theory – What is a sustainable trail, and how do we create it? Look at ways to create sustainability.
• Sustainable Trail Design and Construction – Making sure the trail lasts.
• Trail Maintenance and Closure – Fixing problem areas and retiring old trails.
Additional topics may be covered upon request by PEI National Park.
Please note: Trailbuilding tools and materials required for the field portion of the workshop are the responsibility of PEI National Park. IMBA will supply
whatever can be feasibly transported by air travel.
Deliverable Product: A group of volunteers from the community that have been trained to create and maintain fun, longlasting,
and environmentally responsible trails.

THis session is open to anyone who is interested and will take place at Brookvale. If you would like to participate please call Mike at the CPEI office at 368-4985 or e-mail mconnolly@sportpei.pe.ca
There is no cost to attend this workshop but we require a minimum number of participants for the clinic to go ahead. so, please do not hesitate to sign up or call if you have questions. This session is sponsored by PEI Parks.

Bike Maintenance Clinics
Don't forget bike repair clinics every Tuesday for the month of April. Next one is tonight at Sport PEI Room 125, 6:30pm.
 



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