Mtn. Bike Patrol
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Trail Patrol Activity Schedule
Patroller Training: May 20 and 21, 2017, Chequamegon Fat Tire
Festival Office, Cable, WI
2017 Trail Patrol Training
Trail Patroller Training for the Backcountry
Trail Patrol this year will be May 20-21, 2017, at the
Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival office, on Spruce St. in Cable,
WI. Free camping Friday and Saturday nights at the USFS
Namakagon Campground, 3 miles north of the Namakagon Town Hall on Co. Rd.
In the past, we
have attracted new members through our annual Wilderness First
Aid and bi-annual Wilderness First Responder (WFR) classes, held
each winter/spring. In attempt to “raise the bar” above NMBP’s
basic national standards, effective January 1, 2014 we require
all prospective members to complete a 24 hour Wilderness
First Aid (WFA) and CPR training course from us or another
provider who follows Wilderness Medical Society Scope of
Practice guidelines, We hold our 24-hour Wilderness Emergency
Medical Care (Essentially WFA plus several skill areas directly
related to our activities and climate.) course in March
each even-numbered year, near Zimmerman. We no longer be offering WFR
training, but strongly encourage members to take that training,
either through other providers, or by taking Outdoor Emergency
Care training through the National Ski Patrol.
We hold our
training near our primary patrol venue, the CAMBA trails in NW
Wisconsin. After training, you would then need to join NMBP
through the IMBA website, and take and pass their on-line
certification exam to become an active patrol member. Then for
the first six months, you will patrol with an experienced
patroller on the trails as well as at events. We ask that all
members commit to doing at least 12 hours of trail patrol on
CAMBA and/or MORC trails per season, and work at least three
events over the course of a year.
more information on training, e-mail
Backcountry@nospamtrailpatrol.org (Remove the "nospam"
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June 21, 2017
The Backcountry Trail Patrol, in cooperation with
Save-A-Life-MN and Emergicare Medical Training, is
sponsoring a Basic and Advanced Wilderness First Aid class
at Save-A-Life-MN’s training facility in Coon Rapids and
Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park. The dates for the classes
Basic WFA: July 18, 19, 25 and 27, 6:00 to 10:00 PM.
Advanced WFA: August 1, 3, 8 and 16, 6:00 – 10:00
PM. (16 hours) Prerequisite: Successful completion of Basic
WFA or equivalent.
Mountain Biker's Backcountry First Aid Class at
For over 20 years, the Backcountry Trail Patrol has been
providing first aid and emergency medical care at the
Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival, the Twin Cities Marathon, Team
Ortho races, the City of Lakes Loppet and many other events as
well as on mountain bike trails throughout the region. Now we
are bringing that training to you! The more people who know what
to do in the event of an emergency the better prepared we all
are. The Patrol and Emergicare Medical Training can bring these
lifesaving skills to your location, before or after an event, or
in a workshop setting. Thanks to our supporters, the cost is
very reasonable and includes training, certification and
textbooks. For more information email
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Heat Related Illness Prevention and Care
their ongoing support!
Backcountry Trail Patrol Association, Inc., is an equal
opportunity service provider, operating under a volunteer
services agreement and in partnership with the USDA Forest
Service Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
their ongoing support!