IMBA / Trail Spinners 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. The NMBP program organizes and supports more than 50 volunteer bike patrol groups and 600+ trained patrollers.
• Assist in medical and mechanical emergencies
• Educate trail users of proper trail 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, IMBA's NMBP program has provided hundreds of hours of volunteer service to countless land management agencies and trail users. Patrols typically operate as a volunteer group for the local land management agency and may or may not be affiliated with an area mountain bike club. Patrollers promote responsible mountain biking through IMBA's ohilosophy of environmentally sound and socially responsible riding, embodied in the universally recognized IMBA Rules of the Trail.
Is the NMBP right for you? It is if you enjoy:
• Riding your mountain bike
• Helping others
• Being involved in the management of your local trail systems
• Learning and sharpening skills such as outdoor first aid, trailside bike repair, off-road riding and trail-use education