The COulee REgion Patrol (CORE) is officially registered with IMBA and the National Mountain Bike Patrol!
is under way. Ann and Jeremy did an awesome job during our CPR/First
aid training session held on March 23rd. We are fortunate to have them
as certified instructors and willing to offer training to members at no
charge. A special thanks to HPT for their support!
wishing to join the NMBP should review the application process on
IMBA's web page. For those who want to join the NMBP and are IMBA
members who plan to renew or have renewed within the past six months of
application need only pay the difference of the respective joining
fees. All who apply need to indicate their affiliation with CORE.
out the link below for IMBA and the NMBP video's.
To complete the process for membership to the NMBP one needs to:
- Have current certification in basic first aid and CPR:
(After speaking with Spencer Powlison, NMBP coordinator,
I understand that the NMBP will consider accepting credentials from
those with other training equivalent or above the basic CPR & First
Aid. You would only need to submit your credentials with your
- Successful completion of a mountain bike patrol training course taught by a local NMBP-affiliated group:
Glassic is the North Central Regional NMBP representative who lives in
the Twin Cities area. We are currently negotiating a time for him to
come to La Crosse to complete the required training some time in early
- Passing grade on the NMBP On-line certification Exam. Found HERE
soon we will have an organizational meeting to further organize the
structure of our patrol. The time and location of the meeting is to be
determined. I will send an email to those whom have indicated their
interesting joining our group as well as post a message in HPT's web
page. Should you know of others who are interested in joining please put
them in contact with me.
This is an exciting
time for the trail system in the Coulee Region and HPT! The development
of a patrol further demonstrates our commitment to the La Crosse
community. Should you have questions regarding the patrol please
CORE Patrol Director