Assist. Educate. Inform.
IMBA’s National Mountain Bike Patrol (NMBP) began in 1994 and consists of dedicated volunteers partnering with land mangers, landowners and emergency personnel to assist, educate and inform all trail users in order to enhance their recreational experience. The NMBP program consists of more than 50 volunteer bike patrol groups and 600+ trained patrollers.
New for 2018, IMBA is partnering with the National Ski Patrol (NSP) to provide more and better resources, administration and support of the National Mountain Bike Patrol by transitioning the program to NSP. This transition became active on April 6, 2018. Patrollers can begin the membership process with NSP any time, and can find all the details in the documents below.
Since 1994, the NMBP has provided hundreds of thousands of hours of volunteer service to countless land management agencies and trail users. Patrols operate as a volunteer group for the local land management agency and may or may not be affiliated with an area mountain bike club. Patrollers promote responsible mountain biking through IMBA's philosophy of environmentally sound and socially responsible riding, embodied in the universally recognized IMBA Rules of the Trail.Rules of the Trail