At our core Laneshift is passionate about educating and equipping our clients and stakeholders. We are pleased to offer the following immersive educational experiences to help you take your understanding and sensitivity to bikes and bike culture to the next level.

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Build School

What is Build School:

A 4 day, on site, immersive experience designed to accelerate your individual learning about the successful execution and implementation of bicycle infrastructure and culture.


Professional development and skill building


September 9-12,2019


Bentonville, AR will be our base of operations although we will be exploring multiple cities across the Northwest Arkansas(NWA) region. Come spend 4 days in the Ozarks with LaneShift and partners.

Ride our trails and paths, interact with municipal leaders, and learn from local partners how Northwest Arkansas (NWA) became known as a cycling destination.

What you will learn in Build School:

Build School is a 4 day course in NWA where you will engage in a hands on learning experience about the development of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.

  • How trails and bicycle infrastructure catalyze economic development

  • Effective master planning processes

  • Moving from a master plan to implementation

  • Programming that complements and reinforces infrastructure investment

  • Gaining municipal and stakeholder approval

  • Acquiring funding for trails and cycling infrastructure

  • Design standards(Paved and Natural surface trails)

  • Paved trail maintenance

  • Construction techniques and types of contracts

  • Tips and techniques for the successful implementation of pilot projects

  • Navigating highly politicized environments


Bicycle Study Tour

A Guided Study tour exploring the benefits that bicycles bring to a community 

Goal: Team development

A study tour is an opportunity for participants to experience the places and spaces around them in a new and fresh way.  Whether you are an experienced rider or have not been on a bike in years you will gain new insights and perspectives about the value that biking can bring to a community. The tour will include a mix of hands on, experiential learning on a bike and on foot as well as an active mobility focused workshop.  Facilitated, informed discussion is woven throughout the tour and is designed to deliver on the stated outcomes. 

Who is a Study tour for?

Typically our tours are designed with groups, teams or business units in mind. Teams that are looking for a unique, active and immersive experience that will increase their collective understanding of and sensitivity to bikes and bike culture will be interested in this experience. A study tour is an excellent way to catalyze a project you are about to embark on or are currently envisioning.

Mayor Peter Christie of Bella Vista, AR discussing trails during a recent study tour.

Mayor Peter Christie of Bella Vista, AR discussing trails during a recent study tour.