Mtn. Bike Patrol
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Event Season is Upon Us!
September and October are always the busiest months
of the year for the Backcountry Patrol. After the Team Ortho
Women Rock race in St. Paul, the last Saturday in August, we
take a breather for Labor Day weekend. The second weekend of
September is always the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival in
Cable, Wisconsin. The following weekend is the Cancer
Awareness Ribbon Ride in Cambridge, MN, and often a
trail run put on by the American Birkebeiner, also in Cable,
WI. The first weekend of October marks the annual 22,000
runner Twin Cities Marathon and TCM 10-mile in Minneapolis
and St. Paul. This year, our friends at Cuyuna Country State
Recreation Area have added a new race called Oremageddon on
that same weekend. The end of October brings Team Ortho's
largest race of the year, the Monster Dash, a Halloween
themed costume race reputed to be the largest of its type in
So you can see, it's a busy time for us. We welcome
certified and trained members of other patrols to assist in
these events. Please feel free to contact any senior
patroller, or the patrol director or assistant patrol
director if you are interested in helping out.
Patrollers Trained in Cable, WI
2016 NMBP Training
National Mountain Bike Patroller Training for the Backcountry
Trail Patrol this year was held May 21-22, 2016, at the
Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival office, in Cable,
WI. Three new members trained in and became part of the patrol.
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 or April
each 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.
For more information on training, e-mail
Backcountry@nospamtrailpatrol.org (Remove the "nospam" for
emailing us.) for more information.
us for more information.
Winning Website in the "Trails Training" category.
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
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September 02, 2016
Backcountry Trail Patrol, Team Ortho Foundation and Emergicare Medical Training
have adopted St. John Ambulance Cymru-Wales' "Save-A-Life
September" program and are
working together to train as many people as possible in "Hands
Only CPR" this month.
Free CPR Classes
held at Team Ortho Foundation in Minneapolis, MN before each
Mountain Biker's Wilderness First Aid Class:
(Dates TBA after Fat Tire
Here is your chance go
mountain biking and earn
your Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification with CPR or
Wilderness First Responder (WFR) re-certification. This fast
paced, two and a half day, (20 hour) course is for anyone who
is rides a mountain bike. The class is very "hands-on" on the
beautiful autumn trails of the Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike
Association (CAMBA) - participants will learn fundamental
wilderness medical care and injury prevention, while developing
important decision making skills for outdoor emergencies.
Additionally, we will cover emergency bike repairs, sports
nutrition and hydration. This backcountry medical training
course covers all the WFA curriculum, emphasizing on situations
common to mountain biking.
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