Information About the International Mountain Bicycling Association
Trail Care Crew Visit to Memphis, TN. April 18,19, 2003

Trail Building Workshop Presented By
The International Mountain Bicycling Association, IMBA
(Hosted by the Mid-South Trails Association)

Aaryn Kay and Scott Linnenberger who make up the east USA IMBA Trail
Care Crew arrived in Memphis mid week. They made visits to several area
bicycle shops to promote mountain biking and IMBA.

The first public session was held
Friday evening at Bikes Plus in
the Cordova area.
Aayrn and Scott presented a slide
show outlining the IMBA Trail Care
Crew program. This included a
discussion of proper trail building
techniques as well as examples of what
happens when the best intentions go
very wrong. The meeting was held in
Bikes Plus' well outfitted service
department. The great folks at Bikes
Plus also provided pizza and beverages
for those attending.
Shelby Farms Superintendent
Steve Satterfield arranged use of
space at the Agricenter for the
classroom session. Here Aaryn
is explaining techniques to be
used during the trail layout
Aaryn conducting the safety talk
before the hands on session on
the Tour-de-Wolf trail in Shelby
Farms. The emphasis is on the
"circle of safety" when using
hand tools on trail construction.

Those attending the trail building
class get hands on experience
using the tools that make a
proper trail.
You've seen the Wisconsin
cheese heads on TV. Now we
have Tennessee sod heads! At
this point we knew it was time to
call it a day!

Mid-South Trails Association