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Join the Organization

  • Fill out American River Bike Patrol application

  • Obtain National Ski Patrol Membership


Take National a Certification Class

  • Obtain either OFC or OEC certification but not both

    • Outdoor First Care (OFC) - Class (8-hours) is the first-aid requirement to become a Mountain Host candidate at a ski resort

    • Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) - Class (80-hours) is the first-aid requirement to become a Ski Patrol candidate at a ski resort

  • CPR BLS class (CPR for Health Care Professionals)


ARBP Orientation


Annual Requirements:

  • National Ski Patrol Membership

  • Obtain and Maintain Outdoor First Care (or OEC) and CPR certifications

  • Attend the required annual refresher course for active Patrollers (held late spring)

  • Attend a Bike Patrol orientation course and a training/skills assessment ride

  • Be knowledgeable and comfortable in basic on-trail bike repair (course provided)

  • Attend half or more of “as needed”/quarterly information/educational member meetings

  • Attend at least one Parkway event representing the patrol per year

  • Log a minimum annual patrol commitment: 48 hours annually; if you are a member of another NSP

  • Patrol registering as a secondary bike patroller, 30 hours annually.


Estimated financial commitments for bike patrol members:

  • Annual Membership in National Ski Patrol, $80 (if you are an NSP member of another patrol, host unit or alumni member, you pay nothing more as a secondary member); annual NSP regional and divisional dues, $39 dollars total), or $119 total

  • Outdoor First Care course (about 6 hours) is $25; CPR course, $25.

  • Universal background check (required of Sacramento County, for volunteers) is about $30

  • Bike Patrol Jersey is about $65 and/or vest is about $30. The patrol quartermaster has other uniform options, as well. 

Apply for Bike Patrol
Current Certifications

By applying below you state you understand and accept the roles and responsibilities of a National bike patroller and member of the NSP. You also agree to keep the required certifications and training current to the best of your ability and to have fun as a member of this pioneering patrol!

Thanks for submitting!

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