Youth Trail Corps
Time & Location
About the Event
What is WMBC-YTC (Youth Trail Corp)?
YTC is all about: Middle and High school youth focusing on trail science and the art of building and maintaining a good trail, spending quality time outdoors, safe tool use and management, learning about trail building standards, forestry, teamwork, self reliance, service learning and a host of other topics that are integral to being a proficient trail builder. YTC youth can embrace trail building as an integral component to their mountain bike passion.
YTC is working on fun, achievable projects this year. We will be involved in many different trail issues that the Trail Build Leaders and YTC youth come up with together.
Our Fall 2019 season will continue working with seasoned and new YTC members. This fall we are offering a pilot 4-5 grade YTC trail day. We will typically be working on Galbraith Mountain trails (and elsewhere) as opportunity abounds in our region. See below for more information and Registration Link.
YTC Trail Day: Each day begins with meeting at our assigned location at 8:45, gathering as a group and departing at 9:00, riding your bikes up to base camp for the day, dropping off any extra stuff and working on the project designated for the day.. We will return to established base for lunch (provided by WMBC)and apply finishing touches if needed on the day’s trail project.. What is left of the day will be hitting the trails for some riding and trail discussion with your amazing Trail Builders. Each participant will bring bike, water, helmet, appropriate layers for seasonable weather and a snack.
Kids will experience being outside all day working with youth crews and Trail Crew Leaders and learning some educational components of Trail Building. Groups stop for a hot lunch and a few breaks during the day. We will wrap up the trail building portion of the day, jump on our bikes and ride together finishing up at the Samish Parking Lot at 3:00 to meet parents for pick up.
See Fall schedule and links below.
We have a variety of projects lined out for the fall season; One of our days we will be meeting at the Hertz parking lot to work on Brown Pow and at the end of the day the kids will get the chance to ride this much talked about new addition in our Whatcom County trail quiver.