Sign-up continues for trail workshop

Volunteers interested in assisting with construction and maintenance of a new trail at Western Carolina University are invited to participate in a free trail-building workshop on campus Saturday, March 24.

The workshop will include a required classroom session in The Cats Den in Brown Hall from 9 a.m. to noon led by a trail care crew from the International Mountain Bicycling Association, plus lunch and afternoon work on the trails. Participants also are invited to stay for a 7 p.m. screening of “Pedal Driven, a Bike-umentary” in the multipurpose room of WCU’s A.K. Hinds University Center.

The training will prepare volunteers to be part of the effort to build a five-mile, multiuse trail at WCU for walkers, hikers, trail runners and mountain bikers this spring and summer.

Hosting the trail-building workshop is WCU and the Nantahala Area chapter of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association/International Mountain Bicycling Association. To register, visit www.imba.com/tcc/schedule online or contact Josh Whitmore, associate director of outdoor programs at WCU, at 828-227-3466 or jwhitmore@wcu.edu.

For more information about the planned trail, visit the Base Camp Cullowhee website at basecamp.wcu.edu and click on the “WCU Trail System Info” link.