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NEMBA Trail School, Spring 2024

  • 06/29/2024
  • 8:30 AM
  • 06/30/2024
  • 3:30 PM
  • Middlesex Fells, Medford, MA
  • 38


(depends on selected options)

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NEMBA Trail School, Spring 2024

Join us at NEMBA Trail School - this hands-on building clinic teaches the basics of trail assessment, design and construction.  Four breakout sessions cover everything from bench cutting and tool/group safety to inclinometer usage, rock armoring and adaptive trail design. This course is perfect for riders, trail enthusiasts, land stewards and land managers interested in learning about creating sustainable, enjoyable trails and how to take care of them.

NEMBA Trail School, Spring, 2024

June 29-30, 2024

Middlesex Fells, Medford, MA

What's New in 2024:

We are thrilled to welcome to our newest instructor, CJ Scott, former head of the trails department at one of North America's premier mountain bike destinations, Kingdom Trails. CJ joins longtime trail instructor champions Adam Glick, Paula Burton and Mike Tabaczynski.



8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration & Welcome

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Training (with break for lunch)

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Optional ride

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Dinner 


8:30 AM - 1:300 PM Training (with break for lunch)

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM  Debrief and Closing remarks

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Optional ride

What to expect:

  • Pre-event online training module with evening session on zoom
  • In-the-field instruction with personal feedback
  • Four breakout sessions covering: trail design & assessment, basics of trail construction, rock armoring, and adaptive trail building.
  • Knowledgeable instructors with a century of trail building experience!
  • An all-around great time with new and old friends.


  • Members: $165
  • Non-Members: $190

Registration includes a trailside lunch on Saturday and Sunday, use of tools, camping Friday and Saturday, and dinner on Saturday.  Breakfast is not provided. 


Camping is included and provided at DCR's Camp Nihan Educational Center, 131 Walnut St., Saugus, MA 01906. Campsite is approximately 5 miles from our venue at the Middlesex Fells.


Longtime trail school instructors and champions Adam Glick and Paula Burton return bringing more than 50 years of experience teaching trail school!  Joining Adam and Paula is our newest addition CJ Scott. As head of the the trails department a Kingdom Trails, for 23 years CJ was integral in sustainable trail management, layout & design, planning, maintenance, winter grooming, budgeting, land manager relations and implementation of a wide variety of projects with professional trail crews and volunteers. Rounding out the team is Mike Tabaczynksi.


Thank you to our friends and supporters!

About us

NEMBA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on recreational trails advocacy with 33 Chapters throughout New England and over 8,000 members. Our goal is to promote the best that mountain biking has to offer, steward the trail systems where we recreate, and ensure access to open space.

Become a member

We are volunteer driven and supported by a Board of Directors in addition to a small staff. By joining you can help support our work with key leaders and land managers to protect access and give back to the trails and the sport you love.

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