What is Build School
A 4 day, on site, immersive experience designed to accelerate your individual learning about how to successfully execute and implement bicycle infrastructure and culture.
GOAL: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND SKILL BUILDING
Monday September 9th, 2019 - Thursday September 12th, 2019
Who should participate:
Community developers/Real Estate developers/Parks and Recreation staff/Bicycle Advocates/School administrators/Landscape architects/Civil engineers/Trail coordinators/Anyone else interested in increasing their understanding of how to execute and implement bike infrastructure and related culture.
What is the cost to attend Build School?
The cost of the program includes the following: 1. All meals, snacks and drinks 2. Bike and Helmet Rental(as needed) 3. Ground Transportation to and from airport. Ground Transportation will also be provided during duration of class. 4. Single accommodations in a local AirBNB (Each participant will enjoy a private bedroom and will utilize a common bathroom with other participants) 5. All facilitation and course materials.
Out of town participants requiring housing: $1,900
Participants not requiring housing : $1,500
What will I LEarn in Build school?
How trails and bicycle infrastructure catalyze economic development
Effective master planning processes
Moving from a master plan to implementation
Gaining municipal and stakeholder approval
Acquiring funding for trails and bike infrastructure
Design standards(Paved and natural surface trails)
Paved trail maintenance
Tips and techniques for the successful implementation of pilot projects
Navigating highly politicized environments
*What is the agenda for Build School?
Day 1- Overview and program orientation
10am - Welcome and program overview
12pm- Facilitated ride in DT Bentonville
3pm- Q&A discussions with trail advocates and placemakers
Day 2-integration of natural and paved trails
8am- Exploring city on Bike- Facilitated discussion along the way
10am- On site tour of bike centric multi-family development
2pm- Meet with City administration of Bella Vista
4:30pm- Panel discussion- Navigating political environemnts
7:30pm- Dinner and further discussion
Day 3-On street infrastructure and open space
8am- Depart for Fayetteville- Facilitated ride and meet with mobility stakeholders
12pm-Tour and discussion- Mt. Kessler
3pm- Tour in DT Springdale- Meet with local stakeholders
Pilot projects, biking as an economic catalyst
4pm- Discussion with small business and developers
7:30 pm- Dinner DT Bentonville
Day 4-Activating places with bikes
8am-Depart for Rogers
8:30am- Facilitated ride and discussion- Shared use paved trails.
10:30am- Tour and discussion of Lake Atalanta, Railyard and DT Rogers
2:30pm Adjourn( Depart for airport or home)
*Draft agenda(Schedule subject to change. Detailed agenda will be provided ahead of event)
Where will Build School be Held?
Our base of operations will be in Downtown Bentonville, AR. This vibrant town is located the NW corner of Arkansas and has quickly grown to become a destination both for the sense of place that it promotes but also for biking. Like several other traditional downtown/historic areas in Northwest Arkansas(NWA) Bentonville has become a hub of sorts to access nightlife, arts and culture as well as natural surface and paved trails. Bentonville’s thriving culinary scene has an eclectic mix of traditional ozark fare as well as a flair for international favorites such as nuevo latino and Italian.
Bentonville is the home base for Oz Trails, a collection of world class trails across the NWA region . NWA is home to over 200 miles(and growing) of natural surface trails connected by shared use paved paths and other on street infrastructure. While our focus will be primarily focused on the hard surface and on street portions of developing a Bike Town you will surely want to sample some of this sweet single track while in town.
Check out this great resource on all things NWA: