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February 21, 2020

Lone Star Trail Building School

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Learn the basics of trail building, including layout, construction, and maintenance, at the Lone Star Trail Building School at Lakeview Lodge on Sid Richardson Scout Ranch.  Sponsored by North Texas Mountain Bike Patrol and Groundwork Dallas.

The Lone Star Trail Building School is a two day course that instructs students on the basics of trail building, including layout, construction, and maintenance.

The school offers two different courses; Basic trail building and Advanced trail building. Attendees are required to attend the Basic Trail Building Course before applying for the Advanced Trail Building Course.

Basic Trail Building Course

The Basic Course will educate students on all aspects of trail building to include; design concepts, GPS mapping, Corridor Flagging, and construction. This course is for anyone just starting out as a trail designer / Builder and those that require a refresher.

Trail Layout
After a half day of classroom instruction, we will take you and the rest of the class outside to put your recently acquired skills to the test by laying out a new trail.

Construction
Once you have completed the layout of your new trail, you will build it and when finished, this will complete your training weekend.

Advanced Trail Building Course

Trail Instruction & Design
This course takes the student far beyond the basics of trail layout and construction. We teach one new in-depth advanced topic each year. Includes topics such as armoring, switchback turns, climbing turns, building crib walls, wooden construction, bridging, and rigging techniques to move large objects. However, we only teach one advanced topic each year which will lead the student from the design process to finished construction.

The LSTBS is conducted in the wilderness near Lakeview Lodge at Sid Richardson Ranch in Runaway Bay, Texas.

Fee: $175.  Covers lodging, meals, instruction, T-Shirt, and the International Mountain Bicycle Association’s (IMBA) Trial Solutions book.

For more information, email Rick at [email protected].
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Check-in: Friday evening, February 21st from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. the morning of the February 22nd at the Lakeview Lodge Dining Facility.

Friday
4:00 PM – 12:00 AM – Early Check-in, go to the Lakeview Dining Facility for room assignments

Saturday
8:00 AM – Breakfast
9:00 AM – Classroom Instruction
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM – Classroom / Field Instruction
5:30 PM – Dinner
6:30 PM Night Hike / Campfire

Sunday
8:00 AM – Breakfast
9:00 AM – Field Instruction
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM – Certificates, End of Course

Accommodations: Attendees will be staying at Lakeview Lodge on Sid Richardson Ranch. The Accommodations will either be two bedroom cabins or ten person dorms. If you would like to stay overnight at the ranch, email Rick Buckley at: [email protected] for reservations.

Meals: Meals provided by the LSTBS will be: Saturday, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Sunday, Breakfast, Lunch. If you prefer, you may bring your own meals, however, the fee is the same.

Directions: Sid Richardson Ranch is located Northwest of Fort Worth near the town of Runaway Bay, TX. Lat/Long coordinates for Lakeview are: N 33° 14’53” – W 97° 51.44. Direction can be found at: http://www.longhorncouncil.org/general-info/maps-directions/sid-richardson-scout-ranch/

For more information, email Rick at [email protected].
View the school Facebook page and photo gallery at https://www.facebook.com/groups/107733752684017/Register Now for Camp Tahuaya

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February 21, 2020 February 23, 2020 Lakeview Lodge at Sid Richardson Ranch, Feb. 22-23, 2020 8:00am-1:30pm Register