Want to get involved? There are many ways you can help GROC's mission to provide quality multi-use trails to the greater Rochester area. GROC is a registered non-for-profit organization made possible by volunteer effort, and every little bit of help we can get goes a long way! Not into digging? Check out our chapter of the IMBA Mountain Bike Patrol.

Trail Crew

Like to get your hands dirty? Want to help decide where and how new trails get built? Volunteer for the GROC Trail Crew. Join the Trail Crew Meetup to get notifications of upcoming trail work days, meetings, and special projects. During peak season, we may have trail work days every week, so be sure to sign up!

Never dug before? Don't worry! There's a first time for everything, and our trail work coordinators will provide instruction on the right way to dig a trail (yes - there IS a right way!). Bring work gloves, water, bug spray, and durable footwear!

After you do trail work, don't forget to log your volunteer hours so you can get credit where credit is due!

Join the Meetup today!

Mountain Bike Patrol

GROC PATROL is our local IMBA National Mountain Bike Patrol group. GROC Patrol has 20+ members who are out on our local trails and volunteering regularly. We are starting to expand our available legal trails and we encourage those who want to help create a great experience for all riders to join GROC Patrol.

IMBA’s National Mountain Bike Patrol (NMBP) 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 organizes and supports more than 50 volunteer bike patrol groups and 600+ trained patroller throughout the United States and the world. Learn more by exploring the links to the right and reading the patrol blog.

Volunteers:

  • Assist in medical and mechanical emergencies
  • Educate trail users of proper etiquette
  • Inform land managers, land owners and trail users of trail conditions through monitoring efforts
  • Work with land managers to maintain and/or gain trail access for mountain bikers
  • Offer volunteer services at outdoor races and events
  • Collaborate with local clubs on trail work days, clinics, group rides and Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day events

Since 1994, the NMBP has provided hundreds of thousands of hours of volunteer service to countless land management agencies and trail users. Patrols typically 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.

GROC Patrol is right for you if you enjoy:

  • Riding your bike
  • Helping other people.
  • Being involved in the management of your local trails.
  • Learning and sharpening skills such as outdoor first aid, trailside bike repair, off-road riding and trail-use education.

Join the GROC Patrol today!

Patrol Log Form (for existing Patrol members)