Frequently Asked Questions
Who can join Overland Mountain Bike Club?
Anyone who is interested in promoting responsible mountain biking in the Northern Front Range of Colorado. Certified patrollers need to be 18 years old.
Why should I join Overland Mountain Bike Club?
By joining Overland Mountain Bike Club, you can stayed informed of mountain biking issues in the area and develop a positive relationship with area land managers. It is also easy to find other people to ride with as well as riding trails that you have never ridden. Most importantly, it is fun!
What is the difference between an Overland member and certified Diamond Peaks Patroller?
A member of Overland Mountain Bike Club is a person who has a desire to help with the mission of the club, but may not want to go through all of the training or commit to Patrolling. Members are able to participate in our community service events, outreach days and trail work.
A certified patroller is a member of the club who is at least 18 years old who is CPR/First Aid Certified who can lead a patrol ride and assist other trail users with first aid and mechanical issues with bikes. The certified patroller is also eligible for bike shop discounts.
What is the ride commitment for Patrollers?
We ask that all patrollers do at least 4 Forest Service Rides and with our new point system as of 2006, we are requesting that all patrollers accumulate at least 25 points.
Do I have to buy a jersey?
If you are a certified patroller, we request that you purchase a jersey for $35. This will help identify you on the trail as a person of knowledge and first aid training. Members don't have to buy an Overland jersey, but they're really cool and we give you a great deal.
I am a beginner mountain biker; can I still join Overland Mountain Bike Club?
You sure can! We ride on easy to expert trails, so just choose trails that are within your comfort level.