What Can You Do!
Trail building –
It takes an army of volunteers to build and maintain trails. We hold monthly trail building clinics and trail work days. We need help with coordinating volunteer teams, providing food and drink for volunteers and doing some good old fashioned grunt work at every clinic.
Race/Event volunteers –
Volunteers make events possible! We need help on the day of the event to check in participants, direct racers on the course, provide water stations, set up and break down the event and other activities. However, what many people don’t realize is how much planning goes into planning months before the day of the event. We also need help with fundraising, advertising, volunteer coordination, administrative work and planning up to six months in advance.
Lead rides –
One of TMBA’s goals is to provide a minimum of one ride a month for riders of all different skill levels. That means you don’t have to be a super-fast rider to help out! If you want to lead a ride you will be responsible for: setting up times and locations for people meet, defining the route prior to the day of the ride, communicating the distance and skill level of the ride, advertising your ride and leading riders on your route. Don’t forget – you aren’t on your own – there are plenty of experienced ride leaders to help you if you need it.
Beginner’s and women’s clinic volunteers –
Do you remember how you felt the first time you rode your bike on a trail? If you do then you probably understand the need for beginner’s and women’s clinics. We need volunteers to encourage participation in the clinics by handing out flyers, working with local community groups and just talk about it. We also need help the day of the event for transporting bikes, signing up participants, setting up/breaking down and teaching. One of the best ways to promote a community with a mountain biking culture is to get more people riding.
Trail Advocacy –
Building more trails requires access to land. We may need to call on volunteers to help build relationships with landowners. Trail advocacy volunteers may write letters to their elected officials, meet with landowners, do research about property ownership or coordinate volunteers creating a unified voice.
Let Us us know what you would like to help the club with: