Far West Division National Ski Patrol

Join the team of a new NSP bike patrol on the American River Parkway, Sacramento

May 22nd Mountain Bike Patrol Newsletter

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Join the Team: Far West Division patrollers, hosts and alumni are invited to consider joining the new NSP-backed American River Bike Patrol in Sacramento.

Sacramento County supervisors unanimously approved the new patrol in February and recruiting and training is moving forward, with the new Patrol expected to "go live" in late May or June.

The American River Parkway offers a complex of about 85 miles of paved and unpaved trails. Bike patrollers will act as trail ambassadors, eyes and ears for Park Rangers, offering trail advice, local knowledge, equipment assistance and first aid as required.

NSP patrollers, hosts and alumni with current Outdoor Emergency Care or Outdoor First Care can come aboard, after a day of trail training, as "secondary members" and patrol primarily in summer and fall months, around snow ski season. For NSP alumni members whose first-aid credential has lapsed, an Outdoor First Care course will be offered to bring you up to date on first-aid standards required.


Information meetings will soon be set and we will advise you of the dates and locations. Attendance is not required, but these meetings will answer just about any questions you might have.

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For more information and detail, please send name, patrol, type first aid credential, address, email and phone number to Tim Viall, FWD bike patrol advocate, Click here to email Tim or phone 209.969.3875.