On Saturday, May 30, 2015 we officially started the new Trail Ninjas program!
Trail Ninjas is a five day youth trail building training program aimed at providing youth from ages 14-17 with the opportunity to learn proper trail building techniques, tool use, bike skills and inclusion into our greater biking community. This is an all-mountain bike event, and youth are expected to have riding experience, a capable bike and helmet before coming to the program.
On the first day we got to know each other, talked about the need for and role of mountain bike clubs like NOCS, started looking at trails like trail-builders, looked at some examples of trail design, and had a bike skills coaching session. It was a great day!
Our next couple days will be combined with the NSMBA Trail Builder Academy on June 6 and 7.
If you haven't yet signed up for the NSMBA Trail Builder Academy, but would be interested in coming, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org, there are still a few spots left, even if you can't attend the full time.