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    Slo Spoke Jim kjc9640's Avatar
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    Bike Trail Ambassadors

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    A few months back my daughter and I were riding on the Pinellas Train in St Pete FL and I came across some of the volunteer Trail Rangers that ride the trail offering directions, trail assistance and aid to trail users. Since that time I have found that The Legacy Trail in Sarasota FL has the same type of volunteer program called The Legacy Trail Ambassadors. I was very impressed with both programs. With this being said I am very interested in forming a group of volunteers to ride trails here in Seminole county.

    My question to the forum is this:
    1. Do any of you have knowledge of such a group in the area that you live and ride?
    2. Do you have any local web site for such a group in your area?
    3. Do you know of a person that I could correspond with to seek help to move this program forward?
    4. In your opinion does a volunteer program such as this have added value?
    5. Do you have any suggestions that you can offer to strengthen my proposal to the local Parks and Recreation Dept.

    I am cross posting this in the 50+ forum and SE cycling forum

    Thanks for any advise/help that you can offer.

    Slo Spoke Jim
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    Hi. We have this in my area. Try Greene County Parks District Xenia Ohio. www.co.greene.oh.us Scroll down until you see Trail Sentinels. Click on it There is contact info there which will get you started. Also go to the menu on the left and go to parks then to multi use trails.
    There also was an article in the Rails to Magazine which talked about Green County and somewhere else. I will try to find it and see what info it has.
    Most of the people who volunteer ride there bikeson the trail anyway. They infor the park district of probems like fallen treel and generally try to help people who have problems like flats.
    Hoped this helps.
    Big Al

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    Hi Posted wrong link for Greene County. Google Greene County Parks District Xenia Ohio or www.co.greene.oh.us/parks I think this will work better.
    Big Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailDogger View Post
    Hi Posted wrong link for Greene County. Google Greene County Parks District Xenia Ohio or www.co.greene.oh.us/parks I think this will work better.
    Big Al
    Big Al, Your lead should provide great information. I will be contacting Sgt. Bill Nickell tomorrow.

    Thank you very much

    Slo Spoke Jim
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    How long before you start being a nanny to users?
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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    some of us usual users can use nannies ,some, unusual nannies!

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