Trail School: Benching Clinic – 2/18

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Trail School: Benching Clinic – 2/18

February 18, 2023 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm

The Trail Sustainability Institute presents its first focused benching clinic at Rocky Point Trails.


The Trail Sustainability Institute (TSI) presents its first focused clinic on how to properly bench cut a trail. This clinic’s instruction centers around the proper techniques and approaches when establishing or maintaining a trail’s bench. 

What the heck is a bench? We are glad you asked!

A bench is what is left after the excavation of a hillside to create a back slope and trail tread. This can be the most substantial part of establishing a trail that winds along a hillside. 

Join TSI while we pilot this skill-specific clinic. As we look to the future, we hope to offer more opportunities for these types of distinctive skill-building clinics. Stay tuned!

Once registered, please sign the waiver HERE

What to wear:

– Work clothes: Light long sleeve shirt, Long Pants (no shorts), Boots, Gloves, Eye Protection & Gloves

– Jacket (be prepared)

– Hard hat or bike helmet (mandatory)


What to Bring:

– Water

– Snacks

– Lunch

START time is 10am. Please have yourself and your gear ready by that time. You may find it helpful to arrive 15 minutes early. We will be meeting at the covered area. 

In accordance with our agreement with Weyerhaeuser, the land manager of Rocky Point, those who enter the property must be an NWTA member in good standing and have signed the Rocky Point Waiver. Join NWTA and become one of nearly 6,000 mountain bikers stewarding trails together in NW Oregon and SW Washington. If the cost of membership creates a financial hardship, please reach out to us, we can help with that barrier.

*COMMITMENT* We understand life happens, if you are unable to attend, please let us know AT LEAST 24 hours in advance. This allows other people the opportunity to attend. 

Please email [email protected] with any questions you may have.

Rocky Point Central Trailhead
Portland, OR 97231 United States
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