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Whitefish Trail Bike Patrol

The goal of the WHITEFISH TRAIL BIKE PATROL is to offer a regular presence on the trail system and to provide visitor assistance. The PATROL consists of dedicated volunteers partnering with trail managers, landowners and emergency personnel to assist, educate and inform the recreational users of the Whitefish Trail.

We are looking for volunteers to join WT Bike Patrol to act as the eyes and ears of the Whitefish Trail and to assist in medical and mechanical emergencies. Patrollers will be offered basic first aid, CPR and basic bike maintenance training.  Training starts early May with regular patrols until September.

New in 2016, a Youth Bike Patrol will provide an avenue for youth in the community to be mentored by experienced members of WT Patrol. Parents are encouraged to volunteer with their child to form a patrol team. Youth Bike Patrol must be 14+ years to mentor with a current member of Bike patrol or 12+ year to patrol with a parent.  All members of Youth Bike Patrol and parents will be trained in bike maintenance, CPR, and first-aid.  Use the sign up sheet below to show interest.  Members of Youth Bike Patrol are encouraged to perform TWO patrol rides per month during the summer.

BIKE PATROLLER duties:

• Assist in medical and mechanical emergencies on  the trail during patrol

• Educate trail users of proper etiquette

• Inform Trail managers, land managers and trail users of trail conditions by completing a trail report

• Offer volunteer services at outdoor races and events

• Collaborate on trail work days, clinics, group rides and other Whitefish Trail events

 

Volunteering on the WT Bike Patrol is a good excuse to go out and bike while providing information to trail users, help to those who may be lost or exhausted, and keep track of the condition and use of the trail. We need PATROLLERS to commit to biking the trail on a defined schedule throughout the summer and fall.

Click here to Sign Up for Bike Patrol >>

This year’s bike patrol training will be held on May 3rd at 6:00 PM at the Legacy Partners office.  525 Railway, Suite 206.

For more information, please contact Jessica Downing by email at bikepatrol@whitefishlegacy.org.

 

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