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Trail crew leader training is this weekend in Minturn

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EAGLE COUNTY — The Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association has arranged for Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado to conduct a trail crew leader training class in Minturn on Saturday and Sunday.

The event takes place at the Ski & Snowboard Academy at Maloit Park in Minturn. The cost is $80.

Participants who complete this course will be certified to lead trail crews for Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado projects and for Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association projects. In the Vail Valley this year this will include:

• The Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association and Vail Resorts project to reroute and restore the Mesquite Trail in Edwards on Sept. 19.

• The Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado project to reroute the Cougar Ridge Trail in Minturn on Oct. 3 and 4.

This two-day training introduces the fundamentals of successful volunteer crew management for the construction and maintenance of sustainable trails. Through classroom sessions, field exercises and role playing, you'll learn leadership strategies and techniques, tool use and safety. All trainees will receive a crew leader manual, a set of quick reference cards and other materials that make for a successful and fun experience.

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All training topics are directly applicable to any nonprofit, agency, trail maintenance or construction project. This workshop is ideal for individuals who have prior crew leadership or trail project experience.

Register online at http://www.voc.org/project/minturn-crew-leadership-trails-training.

Find out more about the Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association by visiting http://www.vvmba.org.