Bike Patrol

Providing assistance and education on the trails

Providing assistance and education on the trails

Bike Patrol

BMBP’s mission is to promote responsible riding and trail use on our public lands, provide assistance and education to trail users, and participate in this mission by riding our bikes.

Who we are

Boulder Mountain Bike Patrol (BMBP) is a volunteer service organization affiliated with Boulder Mountainbike Alliance that provides assistance to the following agencies: US Forest Service, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, City of Boulder Parks and Recreation, and Boulder County Parks and Open Space.

What we do

Our patrollers ride designated County, City, and US Forest Service trails and provide simple, helpful assistance (such as giving directions to trail users, helping with minor mountain bike repairs, and educating riders about the rules of the trail). Patrollers report patrol activity via an easy web form after completing their rides.

Patrol Statistics

Year

2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009

BMBP Hours

4050
3803
2949
3058
3117
2930
3198
2740
2124
1518

BMBP Mileage

18,609
17,756
17,191
17,303
18,457
17,383
19,737
16,710
13,246
8,795

Patrol Statistics

2018
BMBP Hours: 4050
BMBP Mileage 18,609

2017
BMBP Hours: 3803
BMBP Mileage 17,756

2016
BMBP Hours: 2949
BMBP Mileage 17,191

2015
BMBP Hours: 3058
BMBP Mileage 17,303

2014
BMBP Hours: 3117
BMBP Mileage 18,457

2013
BMBP Hours: 2930
BMBP Mileage 17,383

2012
BMBP Hours: 3198
BMBP Mileage 19,737

2011
BMBP Hours: 2740
BMBP Mileage 16,710

2010
BMBP Hours: 2124
BMBP Mileage 13,246

2009
BMBP Hours: 1518
BMBP Mileage 8,795

Join the Bike Patrol

Duties

  • Ride your bike! Wear the patrol placard and name tag while helping and advising fellow trail users.
  • Practice proper trail etiquette and yielding, leading by example.
  • Interact with other trail users. Be positive and helpful.
  • Log a quick report via an online form after each patrol.

Benefits

  • Get to know other patrollers through our monthly happy hour.
  • Get training in First Aid and CPR.
  • Give back to the mountain bike community.

Requirements

  • Complete the annual training.
  • Log a minimum of 24 patrol hours per calendar year.
  • Complete a brief interview and pass a background check.
  • Have a mountain bike in good working condition. Wear a helmet.
  • Follow and promote IMBA’s Rules of the Trail.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
Recruiting is closed for 2019. If you’re interested in becoming a Patroller for 2020, email us to be placed on the list for next year.

Boulder Mountain Bike Patrol History

2017 – 2019

  • Implemented Boulder Mountain Bike Patrol Leadership Council, comprised of current and former patrol directors.

2016

  • Added Boulder Reservoir to the Patrol’s area of operation.

2013

  • Fully integrated Valmont Bike Park as another agency.
  • Added City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) and Boulder County Open Space (BCOS) trails for patrolling.

2012

  • Achieved yet another big year-to-year increase in patrol hours.
  • Virtually eliminated end-of-year member drops due to insufficient individual hours.
  • Launched a pilot Valmont Bike Park patrol program leading to full integration in 2013.
  • Overhauled patroller training strategy to positive effect.

2011

  • Oversaw a significant increase in patrol hours.
  • Organized the design and funding of BMBP jerseys.
  • Provided a wide array of generous pro-deals for patrollers.
  • Increased participation in organizational tasks.
  • Established a senior patroller designation for solo-U.S. Forest Service (USFS) patrolling.

2009 – 2010

  • Increased social activities for patrollers
  • Implemented new reporting system, so data-driven feedback could be easily provided to the agencies.
  • Grew the Patrol to over 60 active members.

2008

  • Implemented a single patrol training to cover all three agencies with public lands in OSMP, BCOS, and USFS.

2007

  • Continued to improve collaboration with the USFS and with locals in Nederland.

2006

  • Expanded patrol beyond being Boulder County park hosts.
  • Focused patrol efforts exclusively on the West Magnolia area (USFS) on summer weekends using the Front Range Mountain Bike Patrol in Buffalo Creek as a model.
  • Expanded patrol from around 8 to around 20 patrollers.

1990’s

  • Started Boulder Mountain Bike Patrol in the mid-90s, when the Boulder Offroad Alliance (now Boulder Mountainbike Alliance) had a small patrol arm.
  • Trained patrollers as Boulder County park hosts to teach them how to interact with other trail users and provide helpful information.