The Boulder Mountainbike Alliance is like a fine Swiss watch - lots of tiny little parts that work together to create something that's as reliable as it is beautiful. There are roles to fit all types of personalities, time commitments, and experience levels. Find something that strikes your fancy, or have an even better idea on how you can help? Email the volunteer coordinator.
Social advocacy roles are geared to people who love to have fun and enjoy sharing their love of mountain biking with other people.
Hold a beer while you volunteer! At each of BMA's events, like our First Monday Happy Hours, Movie Premieres, the Banquet, and Membership Party, we need a few people to do small tasks -- like taking membership renewals, greeting new members, or handing out raffle tickets. This is a great one-night commitment way to help out big time, while having a good time and meeting new folks.
Bike Shop Liaison: Do you have a favorite bike shop or three? Are you looking for another reason to drop by (besides that shiny new wheelset in the window)? Give BMA a huge hand by occasionally dropping off BMA event flyers and membership forms to your favorite shops.
I've Got an App For That: Do you know how to develop applications for smart phones? Hot dang, we need you! BMA's new website, especially the trail conditions/descriptions section, could really use a spiffy app.
Event Photographer: If you have a good eye and like capturing the passion of trail work or the fun of a BMA party, you can be a big help by lending your skills, taking pictures at BMA events, and uploading the best shots to BMA's photo gallery.
Videographer: If pictures say a thousand words, videos say a bazillion. BMA would love to have short videos illustrating everything from local riding to BMA community events, showing what BMA does and why we do it. We've got a YouTube channel, but need to fill 'er up. If you enjoy being behind a camera and editing videos, we'd love to hear from you.
Archive Contributer: BMA puts on several amazing events every year, from our fancy-pants banquet to a bevy of fun group rides. We're looking for folks who can string together a few paragraphs and pictures for these events to ensure they aren't soon forgotten.
Newsletter Contributors: If you're more comfortable behind a computer than behind a tool, this might be the job for you. We're always looking for people who can whip together a few fun words.
Trail Party Food Guru: Do you like to make food for starving, sweat-laden, tool-wielding mountain bikers? Whether your forte is baking cookies or whipping up a casserole that can feed an army, we can use your skills.
Trail Party Mom or Dad: It turns out that the most valuable trail work volunteer doesn't wield a tool. They bring cookies, hand a thirsty volunteer a bottle of water, and make new volunteers feel right at home. If you like helping other people, or just sitting back and watching others sweat, this role might be calling your name.
Work Party Food & Fun Committee: There's a reason we call 'em trail work parties. Help make our work days as fun as they are productive by bringing food, arranging a little swag giveaway, or coming up with creative ways to put a smile on volunteers' dusty faces.
Social Ride Leaders & Helpers: BMA runs several social rides, including women's rides, novice rides, and "hold on to your helmet 'cause we're booking!" rides. Each of these rides needs people to lead the riders into the trails, and more importantly, smiling faces who sweep the back of the group, and make new riders feel welcome.
Political advocacy roles are geared for people who are passionate about trail access, enjoy problem solving, and understand that at the end of the road are trails that our grandchildren will ride.
Advocacy Committees: We are currently in the process of forming committees to address specific trail projects and advocacy issues. If you are interested in helping out with political advocacy, please contact us and let us know which project or issues are of interest to you.
Physical advocacy roles are geared for people who enjoy working in the woods turning a line of flags into fresh new trail.
Trail Party Volunteers: Trail work parties are a fun way to experience leaving a sliver of trail that you'll take pride in every time you ride. With experienced Crew Leaders at your side, no experience is necessary. See our calendar or newsletter for upcoming Trail Party dates.
National Mountain Bike Patrol Members: There's no better way to turn your rides into "volunteer time." Join the local NMBP to become an ambassador to the sport, help other riders, and have another reason to go for a ride.
Tool Sharpeners: Do you have a grinder you've been dying to use? We'll we've got some tools that need sharpening. Nothing makes a trail work day go faster than sharp tools. You can work out of your garage on your own schedule, and know that you're making it easier to put trail on the ground.