Volunteer days (click link to register)
Saturday, August 26th, 2023 – Liberty Gulch Trail (click here to register)
Since its inception in 2012, MCBC’s Off-Road Program has remained equally focused on three objectives: Education, Environmental Stewardship, and Expanded Access. Our new Trail Stewards Initiative lies at the heart of the program, increasing our capacity to build and maintain sustainable trails and mitigate impacts on the environment with a well-trained volunteer force.
MCBC is training and deploying a leadership corps of trail stewards to care for Marin’s trails and natural habitats, while also recruiting and educating young mountain bikers (and others) to join the effort. MCBC will buy equipment, recruit and train a lead corps of 10-15 volunteers, and coordinate and enable this corps to then train and deploy 150 first-time volunteers.
To build this program on best practices, MCBC is working with leaders from several other trail steward programs to develop curriculum and provide direction as we prepare for new trail opportunities in Marin County.
Trail stewards goals
Train the next generation of trail crew leaders
Recruit community members to give back to the open space lands we share and love
Build bridges between the mountain biking and conservation communities
Strengthen trust and working relationships with Marin’s land managers
Traditional Territory of the Coast Miwok
As you enjoy the trails in Marin, please remember that you are riding within the traditional territory of the Coast Miwok, many of whom are now citizens of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. Please help us acknowledge the Tribe and their continuing legacy as caretakers of their ancestral territory, and do your part to not disrupt the landscape by staying on the trail.
Total Volunteer Hours: 2,268
Number of Volunteers Trained: 421
Dollar value* of service: $72122.40
Thanks to our sponsors!
* We use the independent sector national values which is currently averaged at $31.80 per hour.