Group Ride Volunteer Requirements
Ride Leader or Sweep?
Here are the requirements:
RIDE LEADERS Steps 1-4 are required
SWEEPS Steps 1-2 are required
Step 1 Sign the WMBC Waiver: Find our annual waiver here. Scroll down to 2023 Group Ride Volunteers
Encouraged: Become a WMBC member: www.wmbcmtb.org/become-a-member
EVERY TWO YEARS
Step 2 IF RIDING WITH YOUTH: Complete and Submit a Background Check: Go through Bellingham Public Schools: WASP background check.
Exceptions: Teachers in Whatcom/Skagit County; students in a local high school; already approved volunteers within BPS for 2022-2023 school year
Find your status here: https://bellinghamschoolsvolunteers.myschooldata.net/Home.aspx
Forward approval email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 3 First Aid/CPR Certification: In-person class is preferred. Backcountry Medical Guides is providing a 2 day Wilderness First Aid course on Sat-Sun March 25-26. A discount is available if you commit to Ride Leading in spring and/or fall seasons. Email email@example.com for a code. Upon completion, submit certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org
Information: March 25-26, 2023 WFA Registration: https://www.backcountrymedicalguides.org/private-program-links/wmbcwfa
EVERY FOUR YEARS (if you stay active)
Step 4 Ride Leader Training: Email email@example.com to find out about upcoming sessions.
If you have received a Ride Leader Certification from another organization, please email certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org