SORBA Chattanooga invites you to attend the upcoming National Mountain Bike Patrol (NMBP) training course. The focus of this training will be on educating future National Mountain Bike Patrol members on the practices and skills required to properly assist trail users in our community. In addition to bike patrol training volunteers will also receive First Aid and CPR certification, as these certifications are required for all patrol members. Agenda and additional details will be posted to the here as the class date approaches. For any questions please contact Erik Rippon.
Training check-in is from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
- Cost to become a NMBP patroller is $50 and includes SORBA/IMBA membership
- If you're currently a basic SORBA/IMBA member, the costs an additional $15.00.
- No cost at all other membership levels (Supporter, Fat Tire Friend, Trail Builder, Silver Saddle, Singletrack Society).
- Cost for CPR and First Aid certification is an additional $5.00 per person.
Must be at least 18 years old.
Class size is limited to 24 students, pre-registration is required on the IMBA website.
A lot of people hear of the NMBP and quickly ask, what is that? Well, IMBA’s National Mountain Bike Patrol consists of dedicated volunteers partnering with land managers, land owners, and emergency response personnel to assist, educate, and inform all trail users in order to enhance their recreational experience. The NMBP program organizes and supports more than 50 volunteer bike patrols and 600+ trained patrollers.
- Assist in medical and mechanical emergencies
- Educate trail users of proper etiquette
- Inform land managers, land owners and trail users of trail conditions through monitoring efforts
- Work with land managers to maintain and/or gain trail access for mountain bikers
- Offer volunteer services at outdoor races and events
- Collaborate with local clubs on trail work days, clinics, group rides and Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day events
Since 1994, the NMBP has provided hundreds of thousands of hours of volunteer service to countless land management agencies and trail users. Patrollers promote responsible mountain biking through IMBA's philosophy of environmentally sound and socially responsible riding, embodied in the universally recognized IMBA Rules of the Trail.
Is the National Mountain Bike Patrol right for you? It is if you enjoy:
- Riding your bike.
- Helping other people.
- Being involved in the management of your local trails.
- Learning and sharpening skills such as outdoor first aid, trailside bike repair, off-road riding and trail-use education.
We hope to see you there!