mtb trail building education

Professional Trail Builder Education:

  • Ready to work course

This fast track course gets you up to speed to enter the world of professional trail building work. 

Based out of our Agueda, Portugal training location this 2 week course gets new trail builders up to speed allowing them to integrate into any jobsite. 

The intensive education focuses on practical tasks and building knowledge that allows for efficient and effective trail building work. 

Topics include;

Safety and Security 

Tool use

Maintenance and service

Trail design and construction techniques 

  • Mountain Bike Trail Builder Education (30 ECTS points course)

In collaboration with our friends at Fagskolen i Viken, a Norwegian technical college, located in the mountain resort of Geilo.  

In summer 2022 were awarded the contract to design and deliver Europe’s first certificated Trail Builder education program. 

The two semester 30 ECTS education is provided over 10 months with a mixture of online learning, practical field work and student projects.

Limited to 30 places the 2022 course is already fully booked, get your interest in now for the 2023 course.

  • Specialty courses

These intensive courses focus on unique aspects of trail building. We will be bringing in special guest tutors from across the globe to focus on specific trail building aspects;

  • Mechanised trail building
  • Rigging and rock work 
  • Jumps and airtime features 
  • Trail maintenance 

Coming soon! 

We will be updating our calendar to show the dates of the 2023 courses soon.


Volunteer Trail Builder Education:

  • IMBA Europe Trail Building School 

Since 2008 we have delivered the Trail Building School (TBS) program for IMBA Europe. The 2 day course teaches participants about the fundamentals of trail design and planning with a focus on sustainability. 

Our instructors travel to your location creating bespoke training based on local conditions. 

Please note; TBS have an Instructor to student ratio of maximum 1 Instructor :15 students. We currently have 5 trained instructors available with a maximum group size of 75 participants. 

For more information please contact us

Trail Advocacy:

We are strong believers in getting access to more trails for more people. Our trail advocacy packages provide information to stakeholders educating them about the mountain bike scene, the types of trails and who uses them and how to create high quality sustainable trails in any community. 

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