The Backcountry Trail Patrol Association will be holding its 2012 National Mountain Bike Patrol (NMBP) training on April 21 and 22, at Springvale County Park shop, 3361 MN Hwy. 95, west of Cambridge, Minn. Training will start at 9 a.m. and include classroom, hands-on and field scenario training. Saturday will be basic NMBP training in patrol procedures, trailside bike repair, communications and trail care.
Sunday will be additional training for those desiring to patrol the CAMBA trails on the Chequamegon National Forest, including US Forest Service safety and risk management, land navigation (map, compass and GPS), emergency survival and basic search and rescue operations. The training is free, and there are no local dues although there are dues for National Mountain Bike Patrol membership and patroller certification.
The Backcountry Trail Patrol is an independent, volunteer trail safety, education and assistance organization that provides services to all trail users in the forests and parks of Minnesota and western Wisconsin, through mountain bike patrol in the riding season and x-c ski and snowshoe patrol in the winter.
The Backcountry Trail Patrol is one of the oldest member units of the National Mountain Bike Patrol, and we are affiliated as volunteer partners with the US Forest Service on the Chequamegon-Nicolet (WI) and Chippewa (MN) National Forests, Isanti County Parks Department and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
In the event of really adverse weather conditions, the training will either be rescheduled, or moved to the new Trail Shed at Sand Dunes State Forest in Orrock and we will contact those who have registered accordingly.
Please register by e-mail no later than April 6, 2012 at: email@example.com.
Article Published: 03-05-2012