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Better Living Through Trails – Presentation in Glenwood Springs – July 9, 2015

July 9, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for the famous IMBA Trail Care Crew’s first visit to the Glenwood Springs area!  Jordan and Lani are traveling the country for two years, spreading knowledge and know-how on the art and science of great mountain bike trails.

Better Living Through Trails will be presented on Thursday late afternoon/evening, July 9.  Save the date and stay tuned for more details as they become available.

The power of mountain biking to improve your community

Overview: This presentation explores the positive relationships between communities and their trail systems. Trails as community assets can improve quality of life and livability in a community for both the biking and non-biking members, and can attract significant tourism dollars in addition in increasing overall quality of life. With statistics and case studies, participants will learn how to turn a quality community trail system into a destination trail system, and learn how to effectively market a trail system. This presentation is a great way to show the community that a club is concerned with the health of the local citizens, the health of local green spaces and the health of the local economy.

Key topics: The economic, health and wellness benefits that trails and mountain biking bring to an area; the value of singletrack trails; economics of singletrack trails; building community trails; creating destination trails; case studies.

Who should attend?: Public board members; elected officials (especially the mayor and city council); tourism bureau; chamber of commerce; media; school districts; health care professionals; local, state, and federal land managers; mayoral office; state and federal representatives, local trail users, local outdoor recreation groups.

Length: Approximately 2 hours with Q&A.

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July 9, 2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Glenwood Springs Community Center
100 Wulfsohn Road
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 United States
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