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    NTMBP - Big Pig Steven Baumgartner's Avatar
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    Great program! I joined www.NTMBP.org and it had enhanced my cycling experience. If all you get is CPR trained you are ahead of the game and can help others on the trails. We are working to build our Marshalling program for MTB Races. This is a Win-Win situation!

    Hope to see you out there on the Austin trails in your Patrol gear!

    Quote Originally Posted by cjenn View Post
    The Austin Ridge Riders are happy to announce a re-launch of the Austin Mountain Bike Patrol (AMBP)! The purpose of the AMBP is to educate, assist, and inform riders on the trails.

    Here are 5 great reasons to join us:

    1. Ride your favorite trails and improve your skills

    Like to ride Walnut Creek, Barton Creek Greenbelt, Lake Georgetown, Reimers Ranch, Pace Bend, or Slaughter Creek? Then help us patrol or lead rides on those trails!

    2. Educate trail users about the rules of the trail, park policies, and routes

    Do you know the Six Rules of the Trail?
    1—Ride on open trails only
    2—Leave no trace
    3—Control your bike
    4—Yield to others
    5—Never scare animals
    6—Plan ahead

    3. Promote a positive image of mountain bikers with the general public and land management officials

    Want to keep your favorite trails open? Help promote a good image of mountain biking and play an important role in keeping existing trails open by educating bikers on the importance of respecting the trail and other users. And help keep trails in good condition by working with trail stewards or land managers, and reporting trail problems or unsafe conditions. It’s a win-win situation!

    4. Assist trail users with basic mechanical repairs

    Can you fix a flat or a broken chain? Air up a shock? Adjust a pedal or brakes? You don’t have to be a mechanic to help!

    5. Provide basic first aid for minor trail injuries

    Like to help other people? Who knows, that injured rider on the trail could be your best friend!

    Oh, yeah, and the Austin Ridge Riders will pay for the following items:

    - first aid certification
    - CPR certification
    - IMBA patroller membership
    - patroller jersey and socks

    For more information, contact Carla at arrambp@gmail.com.
    Steven E. Baumgartner
    DORBA Trail Steward - LB Houston
    North Texas Mountain Bike Patrol
    Baumgartner Ranch, LLC.

    972-243-9903 Office
    214-256-9999 Fax

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    Smoked Salmon Ulu cjenn's Avatar
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    Upcoming Patrols for 2010


    Date Day Time Location
    8/22 Sunday 9:00 Walnut Creek
    9/19 Sunday 9:00 Barton Creek - Zilker
    9/27 Monday 6:00 Walnut Creek
    10/11 Monday 6:00 Barton Creek – 360
    10/27 Wednesday 6:00 Walnut Creek
    11/3 Wednesday 6:00 Walnut Creek
    11/20 Saturday 10:00 Pace Bend
    12/4 Saturday 9:00 Slaughter
    12/18 Saturday 9:00 Walnut Creek

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    Lone Star Trail Building School Feb. 19-20, 2011

    Hay fellow patrollers, the Lone Star Trail Building School, hosted by the North Texas Mountain Bike Patrol is scheduled for Feb. 19-20, 2011. There are still slots available if you would like to attend. The school is open to everyone; however, space is limited to approximately 70 attendees so if you are thinking about coming on out please go to: http://ntmbp.org/lstbs_web_page/lstbs.html for additional information and reservations. Attendees can start arriving as early as Friday the 18th.

    The total cost for the school is $40.00 which includes lodging, meals, and of course the instruction. And don't forget the really cool night hike.

    Rick (FSR) Buckley
    Director
    North Texas Mountain Bike Patrol

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    This is just a quick run down of what we do.

    Basically the course is broken down into 2 parts, basic and advanced. All attendees must have attended the basic course before they and sign up for the advanced class. The schedule is:

    Saturday morning:
    Basic Course
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Classroom). The course is taught according to IMBA's Trail Solutions book which will walk you through the conception of a trail to finished tread.

    Advanced Course
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Classroom). This year we will cover how to properly construct rock crossings and wooden bridges.

    Basic Course
    1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Field Work). Attendees will use flagging tape to mark a corridor and once finished, pin flag where the actual work will be laid out using a clinometer. Once the trail is properly marked, attendees will then cut out the trail that was just pin flagged. The terrain allows attendees to use all the techniques that you learned in class and apply them to the trail that you are about to build which is typically about a 1/4 mile of finished trail.

    This course is not about how much trail can we build, it is about building trail correctly.

    Advanced Course
    1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Field Work). Construct wooden bridges / walkways.

    Sunday Morning:
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Field Work) Power tool safety course and finish cutting the marked trail (if needed) and provide additional instruction as needed based on student requests.

    Instructors:
    Ryan and Susan of S&S Trails.


    Rick Buckley
    Director
    North Texas Mountain Bike Patrol

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    National Mountain Bike Patrol Class Feb. 19-20, 2011

    As part of the Lone Star Trail Building School (LSTBS) hosted by the North Texas Mountain Bike Patrol we are giving at National Mountain Bike Patrol Class Saturday night which will be taught by a NMBP certified instructor. If you are interested in attending the LSTBS, please email me at: buckley58@hotmail.com.

    Rick Buckley
    Director
    North Texas Mountain Bike Patrol

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    It sure would be nice to be able to edit you own post.

    Rick

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    Here's a video about the Austin Mountain Bike Patrol:

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