MCBC Members Getting Involved! Assist With Trail Work, Slow Zone Launch, Bike to Work Day & More
One of the most frequent questions we get from MCBC members is “how can I get involved?” Whether you like to get a little dirt on your gloves, want to help by spreading the word about upcoming events or can assist by wrangling bikes at the MCBC Bike Valet, we have opportunities coming up this month to be a part of the MCBC Experience.
April 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Volunteers will focus on containing the spread of French and Scotch broom monocultures and also eradicate pioneer patches. Habitat restoration begins at 9am. Substantial sandwiches follow field work at noon. This project requires a mile hike or ride uphill to the project site on Worn Springs Fire Road. Get More Information and Volunteer Here!
Great way to help get the word out about Bike to Work Day, enjoy your local community and get exercise!
We need help placing Bike to Work Day posters throughout Marin. We’ll provide the posters and list of places where you can put them. If you like exploring your community this is a wonderful opportunity. Volunteer Here!
Trail Partners to launch pilot program in April.
Working with the Marin Municipal Water District, MCBC has developed a pilot program to encourage mindful travel through high density areas and a greater awareness of one’s surroundings.
MMWD reports that a large percentage of complaints come from visitors walking or riding around Lake Lagunitas, so that’s where we’ll be rolling out the pilot program: The Slow Zone.
The Slow Zone will be voluntary, but signage and outreach will encourage riding at a less aggressive pace around the lake and to always slow down for other trail users. It will also encourage hikers and walkers to pay attention and not block the trail. Get More Information and Volunteer Here!
April 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
This is a family-friendly event that showcases students in Marin. Increasingly, families arrive to this event by bike and we are expecting to see even more car-free arrivals this year! This is a fun opportunity to engage parents and children and stoke their excitement about riding bikes. Get More Information and Volunteer Here!
This annual event is celebrated by thousands that choose to leave their cars at home and experience the joys and benefits of bicycling to work, school, and for local errands. Energizer stations will be set up throughout Marin; there will be Super Stations hosted by MCBC staff and volunteers. Stations are open from 6:30-9:30 AM (Vista Point 5:30 to 9:00 AM) for participants to grab a quick bite and some cool swag.