Trail Building Workshop

The Friends of Peninsula State Park and the International Mountain Biking Association will present a two day workshop on sustainable trail building and the economic impact of purpose built trail systems.

The Friends of Peninsula State Park, in partnership with the International Mountain Biking Association, are providing two opportunities to learn about sustainable trail building practices and the economic impact of recreational trail systems.

This first opportunity will be a presentation by the International Mountain Biking Association Trail Care Crew on the economic impact of sustainable and purpose built trails. With sponsorship from Birchwood Lodge, this presentation will take place on Friday July 22nd from 9:00 – 12:00 in the Birchwood Lodge Large Conference Room. Representatives from the Wisconsin DNR and Department of Tourism will be in attendance. This is a free event, no registration is required. Refreshments will be provided.

The second event will be held on Saturday July 23rd. The Trail Care Crew will provide classroom and on-site training for individuals interested in learning how to build and maintain sustainable trail systems. This event will occur at Peninsula State Park from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. This is a free event but registration is required. You will be working on a section of trail in Peninsula State Park. Lunch will be provided. You can register online here.

Peninsula State Park and Door County provides some of the most diverse terrain throughout the Midwest. Well-built trail systems are one of the many opportunities to grow and attract visitors to experience the unique landscape and the Friends have worked with the International Mountain Biking Association to identify an approach to developing and maintaining sustainable trail systems that will protect our natural habitat while allowing visitors to enjoy, explore and experience this destination. This is an opportunity for individuals to become involved in the process, learn about trail building and help support a growing economic trend towards the active, silent sports lifestyle.

For questions or additional information regarding these events please contact Jacque Jadin at

The Friends of Peninsula State Park is a 501c3 organization dedicated to supporting interpretive, natural and recreational opportunities at Peninsula State Park. The Friends offer financial assistance and volunteers to support the many initiatives that keep this park one of the top destinations for outdoor enthusiasts in the state.

The International Mountain Bike Association is an internationally recognized 501c3 not for profit educational organization whose mission is to create, enhance and preserve great mountain biking experiences. Since 1988 they have had a powerful voice in congress, they advocate to further promote and grow the sport of mountain biking, they teach volunteers and land managers, they build sustainable trails and work with governing bodies to preserve trails.  They are over 80,000 members strong.