Join the Patrol
Recruiting for the bike patrol for the 2012 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- Attend and complete the annual training.
- Veteran patrollers must log a minimum of 24 patrol hours per calendar year. In their first year, new patrollers must log at least 18 hours between training and December 31st.
- 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 for 2012 will be on Saturday, April 14th. All patrollers, both new and returning, are 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.
- Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
- Training location is TBD.