Join the Patrol

Recruiting for the bike patrol for the 2013 season is over, there was a lot of interest and the available spots went in about a week. If you'd like to join, we appreciate the interest and we'll probably be looking for a few new people next year, so check back with us.

In the mean time see the infomation below to learn more about what is involved. While we are serious about improving mountain biking's image and helping others we have a lot fun too! Being a part of the patrol is both rewarding and fun.

Patroller Duties

  • Ride your bike! Wear the patrol placard and name tag while helping and advising fellow trail users.
  • Practice proper trail ettiquette and yielding, leading by example.
  • Interact with other trail users. Be positive and helpful.
  • Log a quick report via an online form after each patrol.

Patroller Benefits

  • Discounted membership in Boulder Mountainbike Alliance (BMA), the local advocacy organization for mountain bikers.
  • Social events - group rides, parties, trips to out-of-town biking destinations, raffles, and much more.
  • Discounts at area bike shops and other businesses.
  • First Aid and CPR training opportunities.
  • Chance to meet and ride with other mountain bikers.
  • Giving back to the mountain bike community = priceless!

Patroller Requirements

  • Attend and complete the annual training.
  • Log a minimum of 24 patrol hours per calendar year.
  • Complete a brief interview and pass a volunteer screening and background check.
  • Have a mountain bike in good working condition.
  • Wear a helmet.
  • Follow and promote IMBA's Rules of the Trail.

Training

  • Training is once per year, typically in April.  An exact date for 2014 will be announced in the January time frame.
  • All patrollers, both new and returning, will be required to attend.
  • Specific times are TBD but veteran patrollers should arrive in the morning and will done by lunch.
  • New patrollers should expect a full day of training and learning.

 

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