Charming town near Yosemite gets big boost of support for mountain biking

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), United States Forest Service (USFS), Groveland Ranger District, Stanislaus National Forest and the Groveland Trail Heads mountain biking club (an IMBA chapter) are combining forces to host a Trail Stewardship Summit in Groveland in mid-October 2015.

This exciting event is open to all IMBA members and includes a Trail Stewardship Summit/IMBA Advanced Trail Building School October 16-18 and USFS Chain Saw Certification October 19-20. After the IMBA Advanced Trail Building School, attendees will practice their skills working on the first mountain bike specific trail system (500+ acres!) in the Stanislaus National Forest, the pilot project for the Groveland Trail Heads. Learn more at grovelandtrailheads.org.

IMBA’s Northern California Regional Director Laurel Harkness says, “The USFS and IMBA recently engaged in a national challenge-cost-share agreement, and the Trail Stewardship Summit in Groveland, …