When it comes to trail building in the Roaring Fork Valley, RFMBA is proud to be involved with the Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers and its crew leader training program.
As a mountain bike advocacy group, we encourage mountain bikers of all skill levels to be trail builders as well.
We believe that a crew leader with a mountain bike background will understand the nuances between what a cyclist appreciates in a trail, while a non-cyclist leader may make choices that a mountain biker may not enjoy. So the more mountain bike crew leaders the better for bike trails.
That’s where you come in!
RFMBA encourages all mountain bikers to take advantage of the following training opportunity!
RFOV Crew Leaders play a key role in helping volunteers successfully complete trail stewardship & other volunteer projects to sustainable standards while making sure everyone has a great volunteer experience. If you think you have what it takes, we want you on the leadership team!
In this two-day program, you’ll learn how to:
■ Build and maintain sustainable trails in different types of terrain.
■ Safely and effectively use a variety of tools.
■ Lead a crew of five to eight volunteers to complete a portion of a project.
■ Ensure that your crew’s work is completed to the highest standard.
■ Ensure that your crew has a great time and enjoys a rewarding experience.
Sign up for the two day course then use your leadership skills to ensure volunteers enjoy a quality experience, and help us make sure the work is done to the highest construction and safety standards. Help to make bike trails bike trails and hiking trails hiking trails. It’s a win-win for all!
RFOV’s Crew Leader Training is taught by several RFOV Crew Leaders who have gained their experience through work with the Forest Service, BLM, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC), and RFOV. They are eager to work with you, teach you the techniques, and share their knowledge and experience.
RFOV’s Crew Leader Training is offered once annually by experienced Crew Leaders who have each worked with the Forest Service, BLM, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC), and RFOV.
The training includes an introduction to RFOV’s mission, goals and Crew Leader program, and stewardship goals. Participants will then have ample time to learn about and practice trail building and maintenance skills, group dynamics and leadership, and risk management.
LOCATION: Wulfsohn Trailhead, next to the Glenwood Springs Community Center.