!!Woolly / IMBA Trail Care Crew Summit in St. Croix Falls! June 26 - 29, 2014!!



Join the WBC & IMBA for 4 days of classes, presentations, networking, trail building & riding in St. Croix Falls!  Photo Credit:  IMBA
Really big things continue to happen in St. Croix Falls, the City of Trails - today, we're thrilled to announce another huge event for the Woolly Bike Club (WBC) - an International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) Chapter.  The WBC builds and maintains the sustainable, erosion free, world class mountain bike trail network in St. Croix Falls - which draws thousands of cyclists to the St. Croix River Valley through all 4 seasons of the year.  We want YOU to be a part of this!  Feel free to attend all activities - or pick and choose those that are of interest to you!

June 26 - 29, IMBA is sending 4 professional Mountain Bike Trail Builders and Advocates to St. Croix Falls for a 4 day summit on sustainable trails - including classes, presentations, networking, trail building, and riding!  YOU are invited to be a part of the entire 4 day event - or any part you choose!  Click HERE to view the official press release, itinerary, and to register on the IMBA website - and see below for even more details.  Note that RSVP'ing (free) on the IMBA website will help the Woolly Club prepare appropriately...


Following is a summary of the events that are all part of this IMBA Trail Care Crew event here in Woolly Land:

Join us for exciting & informative presentations by IMBA at the St. Croix Falls Public Library Community Meeting Room!  Photo Credit:  IMBA
Thursday, 26 June, 2014, 6 - 8PM:  "Club Care" classroom session, 6pm @ Saint Croix Falls Public Library, Community Meeting Room, 230 S Washington St, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024.  RSVP'ing is appreciated. 
Who should attend & why:   Are you interested in becoming involved with the Woolly Bike Club?  Are you interested in learning about what goes into a sustainably built trail from a big picture perspective?  Are you interested in becoming involved in bringing thousands of cyclists to the St. Croix Valley?  If so, be a part of the "Club Care" classroom session!
 

Friday, 27 June, 2014:  Better Living Through Trails presentation, social, film screening, and silent auction. 
2 - 4PM: Better Living Through Trails Presentation@ Saint Croix Falls Public Library, Community Meeting Room, 230 S Washington St, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024. 
Who should attend & Why:  This presentation will be a highlight of the 4 day summit!  Here, we will discuss the massive positive impacts that quality trails have on the community and region - from a quality of life perspective & economic perspective - for both residents & tourists alike!  Many citizens, cyclists, hikers, government officials, parks officials, and DNR officials will be on hand!  All are welcome, be a part of it!  RSVP'ing is appreciated.  Please help us in spreading the word on this presentation to government officials, parks workers, and businesses!
4:30 - 6:30PM:  Happy Hour & Dinner @ Bistro On St. Croix, 115 North Washington St, St. Croix Falls, WI  54024.  Enjoy fine dining at it's best & mingle with trail enthusiasts at the Valley's newest top shelf eatery!  Top shelf beverages & food (priced very affordably), with a great river-view patio await you at the Bistro.  The Bistro is a short walk from the Library & right across the street from Cyclova XC - where the Silent Auction & films will be happening at 7PM.  All are welcome! 
7 - 8PM:  Silent Auction of GNAT's Project Steve photo exhibit.  All proceeds to the Woolly Bike Club!  We will also be screening a variety of cycling films on the 18' Cyclova XC big screen.  Be a part of this fun social event, pick up some cool art, and help raise some funds for world class trails in St. Croix Falls!

Learn how to & build trails at the IMBA Trail Building School Day!  Photo Credit:  IMBA
Saturday, 28 June, 2014:  IMBA Trail Building School Day
9AM - Noon:  3 hour Classroom session on IMBA, trail building theory, design, construction, and other tricks.  Coffee & donuts will be provided.  Please RSVP so we can have appropriate amounts of coffee/donuts.  Classroom session held at the St. Croix Falls Public Library, Community Meeting Room, 230 S Washington St, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024.
Noon:  Pizza lunch provided by the Woolly Bike Club, at the library commons park - right in front of the library / classroom area.  Please RSVP so we can have appropriate amounts of food. 
1 - 4/5PM:  On site trail work/field project at new Woolly trail site (work site to be announced in Saturday morning classroom session.  Learn how to build world class trails from IMBA's experts - all while helping to create the newest part of the Woolly trail network!  * You MUST attend the morning classroom session to participate in the field project.  Wear pants, closed-toe shoes, a hat, gloves and bring water.

Let us take you on a tour of the Woolly Trail Network & beyond, on Sunday morning!  Photo Credit:  Ben Jonjak
Sunday, 29 June, 2014:  WE RIDE!
9AM:  Meet at the Polk County Info Center on your mountain bike, we will roll at 9AM sharp.  The ride will include a loop of the Woolly trail network.  For riders looking for more, after riding the Woolly trails, we'll turn north on the Gandy Dancer State Trail and descend back into the St. Croix River Valley through Big Rock Creek Retreat.  All levels of mountain bikers are welcome!  Note, that if you park at the Polk County Info Center, please leave the few rows of parking closest to the Info Center open for tourists coming in and out of the building. 

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