What is the Bike Patrol?
The National Mountain Bike Patrol (NMBP) consists of dedicated volunteers partnering with land managers, land owners and emergency personnel, to assist, educate and inform all trail users in order to enhance their recreational experience. Volunteers:
- Assist in medical and mechanical emergencies
- Educate trail users of proper etiquette and responsible mountain biking
- Inform land managers, owners and trail users of trail conditions through monitoring efforts
The NMBP is part of International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA), which is a member-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to preserving and enhancing trail opportunities for mountain bikers worldwide.
What does the NMBP do?
We help those new to the trail get their bearings and directions, help spread the word of how to ride responsibly, monitor and report adverse trail conditions, help those in need of mechanical assistance, and for those rare and unfortunate times, help out with medical assistance. And we get to do this all while enjoying the very thing that brings us out to the trails: RIDE!
Interested in volunteering for the Big Creek Bike Patrol?
There are some simple requirements to volunteering for the NMBP:
- Having a RAMBO\IMBA Bike Patrol Membership
-Participation in patrol orienteering course
-Obtaining First Aid\CPR certification
-Proficiency with basic on-trail bike repair
- Attendance and participation in trail training sessions
- Participate in a minimum of two events per year
- Volunteering to patrol throughout the year
Attendance in two training classes will be required, 2 hours each:
1. NMBP Training
2. CPR\First Aid Training
Want more info? Please go to http://www.imba.com/nmbp. If interested, please email the Bike Patrol Director below with your contact info.
Bike Patrol Director