Written by Paul Hobson, Vice President ([email protected])
On Sunday, March 27, instructors from NWTA Trail Sustainability Institute and eight new trail stewards gather at Gateway Green for the final Trail School session of the year.
During class, students learned the ins and outs of trail anatomy, how water is managed on trails in the Pacific Northwest, and how to properly repair trail features such as berms, rollers, jumps, and drains.
As a venue, Gateway Green provided a rich set of examples showing how to build and sustainably maintain trails that see lots of traffic and provide great riding experiences for the full spectrum of riders ranging from experts to absolute beginners.
Elizabeth Ragan, who accesses nature with an adaptive bicycle, had this to say about the event:
“The outdoors are for everyone, but this is often a well-intentioned sentiment that in reality can be hard to execute. It takes organizations like NWTA putting this mentality into practice to truly effect change. I was beyond moved by the invitation to join in on Saturday’s Trail School and am excited for what our community can continue to do together to make our regional trails more accessible to all.”