01 April 2012
With approximately 15 people from the Forrest Club, Warnambool Club and staff from DSE we first hit the classroom to learn a bunch of theory for developing sustainable trails and maintaining them.
Mr Bowman who is the national director of IMBA-AU said "It is a great outcome to have local riders involved in helping to maintain the trails".
During the weekend, a number of sections of trail were used as areas where we could all practice our new techniques and methods. Craig Clifford, the District Planning Manager of DSE commented that "DSE took away some very useful information and getting to met the Forrest club and to see their passion in the trails network was noted".
All up an awesome weekend with getting our hands dirty, some friendly banter and a great time all round.
IMBA-AU is the Australian branch of the "International Mountain Bike Association". IMBA-AU is fully funded by MTBA in Australia. There are a number of ways you can get involved in helping out at your local trails and here in Forrest.
Here's some images from the weekend.