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Old 01-05-10, 01:00 PM   #1
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Bike Trail Ambassadors

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 general cycling forum

Thanks for any advise/help that you can offer.

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Old 01-05-10, 02:28 PM   #2
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You might take a look at IMBA's National Mountain Bike Patrol (and associated Ambassador program) as a model, or see if there's a patrol (or individual patrollers) in your area...
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You might take a look at IMBA's National Mountain Bike Patrol (and associated Ambassador program) as a model, or see if there's a patrol (or individual patrollers) in your area...
Pscyclepath, thanks for the link, I will be able to extract a lot of info from them even though I am interested in paved trails only.

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Mind your own business! Cops are bad enough!
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Mind your own business! Cops are bad enough!
I have no intention to form any type on law enforcement program. My intent is provide trail riders with assistance if they need help via an organized group.
And since you have nothing to add, why don't you try taking your own advice.

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I have no intention to form any type on law enforcement program. My intent is provide trail riders with assistance if they need help via an organized group.
And since you have nothing to add, why don't you try taking your own advice.

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How long before you start becoming a nanny to all users?
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How long before you start becoming a nanny to all users?
I could sit here and reply to your posts all night but it gives me no satisfaction and does nothing to advances my agenda. With that being said I will choose to ignore any additional posts from you and hope you do the same with mine.

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Here's a link to the Friends of the W&OD Trail website that has a Trail Patrol. http://www.wodfriends.org/trail_patrol.html
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Here's a link to the Friends of the W&OD Trail website that has a Trail Patrol. http://www.wodfriends.org/trail_patrol.html
Thanks for the link, your help is appreciated. I will be contacting them this week

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