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VOLUNTEER
WITH WMBC

The only thing better than being on a beautiful trail is knowing you helped build and maintain it. Learn more about how to save the trails.

VOLUNTEER TRAIL DAYS

Trail Days are an easy and fun way to give back to the trails that we all know and love. Each day is led by an experienced trail crew leader who can get newcomers pointed in the right direction and the necessary instruction to make a difference and keeping our trails running right! Register below or find them on our calendar.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Be ready for a half day of getting dirty and having fun!

  • Coffee, water, and lunch usually provided

  • Wear weather-appropriate clothing, prepare for the cold, rain, or sun - if in question, pack some extra layers

  • If possible: bring gloves and boots (or durable footwear)

  • Please register for the trail day below!

 

TYPICAL TRAIL DAY SCHEDULE

  • START TIME: 

    • CARPOOL: meet at 9 AM the Galbraith Lane Parking Lot on Samish Way in the back right corner by the horse trailer parking - you can bring your bike!

    • RIDE UP: bike up to the start of the trail being worked on at 9:30 AM and look for our WMBC tents!

  • LUNCH: noon

  • END TIME: trail days generally end at 2 PM

SPONSOR A TRAIL DAY

We love to partner with local businesses and appreciate their support. You can sponsor a trail day and provide lunch to the participants (~25-35 people) and in exchange we will add your logo to our website and create a designated social post highlighting your business and donation. Interested in sponsoring a trail day? Please email info@wmbcmtb.org for more details.

RIDE LEADING

Do you enjoy sharing the trails with others? Check out our options for ride leading with youth and adults on our local trails and share the magic of mountain biking with others! No experience necessary, just be comfortable riding and navigating Galbraith Mountain on your bike.

Read more about our Group Ride Volunteer Requirements here.

RIDE WITH KIDS

YOUTH TRAIL CORPS

Volunteers not only help instruct the kids in trail building, but are also great role models to mostly middle school aged kids. The participants learn great trail building skills, mountain bike riding practice, and environmental sustainability.

VAMOS OUTDOORS PROJECT

Are you a Spanish-speaking adult excited about building community through connection to the land and access to the outdoors? We are looking for ride leaders to support our weekly rides on Galbraith Mountain and the Waterfront Pump Track!

AFTER SCHOOL BIKE CLUBS

Thanks to our many volunteers, we are able to offer multiple clubs that serve more than 500 youth participants annually. These clubs include several elementary and middle school bike clubs, our Flying Squirrels girl's club, and our partnership with Vamos Outdoors Project.

 

RIDE WITH ADULTS

JOYRIDERS

Women-identifying ride leaders take small groups of womxn on no-drop rides on week day evenings and weekends. We provide ride leader training if you are interested!

TRAIL AMBASSADORS

Want to represent WMBC out on the trails greeting riders, sharing etiquette tips, and providing help where needed? Contact shannon@wmbcmtb.org if you are interested in joining this new program.

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UPCOMING TRAIL DAYS

  • Jul 12, 2024, 12:00 PM – Jul 14, 2024, 10:00 PM
    Bellingham Waterfront, 1200 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA
    The Northwest Tune-Up is a bike, beer and music festival held in celebration of PNW culture. This three-day event showcases the beauty of the region and everything it has to offer.
  • Jul 16, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    Galbraith Mountain, Galbraith Mountain, Washington 98284, USA
    We offer a positive, supportive place for riders of ALL levels, fitness and backgrounds. All rides are NO DROP rides! We ride cross-country, all-mountain, and downhill. None of the pressure, all of the fun — we ride for the JOY of it!
  • Jul 17, 2024, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Joe Martin Field, 1220 Civic Field Way, Bellingham, WA 98229, USA
    https://bellinghambells.com/2024-all-star-game/
  • Jul 25, 2024, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Kulshan Trackside, 298 W Laurel St, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA
    Join us to meet other riders, have a beer, and ride the Waterfront Pump Track! If you want to ride, bring your DJ or MTB. There will be at least one JoyRiders ride leader at the meet up (look for our new, bright shirts!). If you have any questions, email joyriders@wmbcmtb.org
  • Jul 27, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
    Galbraith Mountain, Galbraith Mountain, Washington 98284, USA
    We offer a positive, supportive place for riders of ALL levels, fitness and backgrounds. All rides are NO DROP rides! We ride cross-country, all-mountain, and downhill. None of the pressure, all of the fun — we ride for the JOY of it!
  • Jul 31, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Galbraith Mountain, Galbraith Mountain, Washington 98284, USA
    Whatcom World Cup is a series of fun, community mountain bike races held Wednesday evenings on Galbraith Mountain each spring and summer. The races are open to all, including youth. Enjoy an evening of racing followed by an after party with beverages and food!
  • Jul 31, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Galbraith Mountain, Galbraith Mountain, Washington 98284, USA
    Whatcom World Cup is a series of fun, community mountain bike races held Wednesday evenings on Galbraith Mountain each spring and summer. The races are open to all, including youth. Enjoy an evening of racing followed by an after party with beverages and food!
  • Aug 01, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    Galbraith Mountain, Galbraith Mountain, Washington 98284, USA
    We offer a positive, supportive place for riders of ALL levels, fitness and backgrounds. All rides are NO DROP rides! We ride cross-country, all-mountain, and downhill. None of the pressure, all of the fun — we ride for the JOY of it!
  • Aug 07, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Galbraith Mountain, Galbraith Mountain, Washington 98284, USA
    Whatcom World Cup is a series of fun, community mountain bike races held Wednesday evenings on Galbraith Mountain each spring and summer. The races are open to all, including youth. Enjoy an evening of racing followed by an after party with beverages and food!
  • Aug 08, 2024, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Kulshan Trackside, 298 W Laurel St, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA
    Join us to meet other riders, have a beer, and ride the Waterfront Pump Track! If you want to ride, bring your DJ or MTB. There will be at least one JoyRiders ride leader at the meet up (look for our new, bright shirts!). If you have any questions, email joyriders@wmbcmtb.org
  • Aug 10, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
    Cougar Ridge, Cougar Ridge
    This is a rare off-Galbraith ride, on nearby popular Cougar Ridge trail. Given the difficulty of the terrain, we limit this ride to Level 6+ (advanced) riders only.
  • Aug 13, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    Galbraith Mountain, Galbraith Mountain, Washington 98284, USA
    We offer a positive, supportive place for riders of ALL levels, fitness and backgrounds. All rides are NO DROP rides! We ride cross-country, all-mountain, and downhill. None of the pressure, all of the fun — we ride for the JOY of it!
  • Aug 14, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Galbraith Mountain, Galbraith Mountain, Washington 98284, USA
    Whatcom World Cup is a series of fun, community mountain bike races held Wednesday evenings on Galbraith Mountain each spring and summer. The races are open to all, including youth. Enjoy an evening of racing followed by an after party with beverages and food!
  • Aug 21, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Galbraith Mountain, Galbraith Mountain, Washington 98284, USA
    Whatcom World Cup is a series of fun, community mountain bike races held Wednesday evenings on Galbraith Mountain each spring and summer. The races are open to all, including youth. Enjoy an evening of racing followed by an after party with beverages and food!
  • Aug 22, 2024, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Kulshan Trackside, 298 W Laurel St, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA
    Join us to meet other riders, have a beer, and ride the Waterfront Pump Track! If you want to ride, bring your DJ or MTB. There will be at least one JoyRiders ride leader at the meet up (look for our new, bright s
  • Aug 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
    Galbraith Mountain, Galbraith Mountain, Washington 98284, USA
    We offer a positive, supportive place for riders of ALL levels, fitness and backgrounds. All rides are NO DROP rides! We ride cross-country, all-mountain, and downhill. None of the pressure, all of the fun — we ride for the JOY of it!
  • Aug 29, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    Galbraith Mountain, Galbraith Mountain, Washington 98284, USA
    We offer a positive, supportive place for riders of ALL levels, fitness and backgrounds. All rides are NO DROP rides! We ride cross-country, all-mountain, and downhill. None of the pressure, all of the fun — we ride for the JOY of it!
  • Sep 07, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
    Galbraith Mountain, Galbraith Mountain, Washington 98284, USA
    We offer a positive, supportive place for riders of ALL levels, fitness and backgrounds. All rides are NO DROP rides! We ride cross-country, all-mountain, and downhill. None of the pressure, all of the fun — we ride for the JOY of it!
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