uman Powered Trails, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is: “To develop and maintain first class sustainable and environmentally correct, human-powered, shared use trails for the La Crosse, WI region."
|It’s time for Action!|
|Written by Gene Roberts|
|Tuesday, 15 July 2008 11:38|
To those awaiting information and action regarding the Coulee Region Patrol (CORE) the time has arrived! After much consternation and communication with IMBA and NMBP we have formulated a plan to establish our own patrol. We are blessed by having a resource in our area that will attract users of all ages, abilities, and from the tri-state region that we can and should assist. What is CORE?
To assist, educate, and provide information to all users of Human Powered Trails.
Promote a positive recreational experience within the Coulee Region and Human Powered Trails by informing and educating recreationists, offer assistance to all trail users and promote community good will to visitors.
As can be seen by our mission statement our goal will be to support and assist ALL users of HPT. CORE is modeled from the standards of the National Mountain Bike Patrol but one need not be a mountain biker to be a member. The CORE Patrol (like the Human Powered Trails) is open to all human powered trail users: Hikers - Bikers - Runners - Skiers - Snow shoers - etc... Everyone is welcome!
To encourage participation of all we have developed a two tier system where each group will have a different skill set but share a common goal. These groups will be identified as Patrollers and Ambassadors. Skills to be developed include First Aid and CPR, communication skills, trail etiquette and environmental issues, mountain bike skills, and field bike repairs.
CORE is in it’s infancy but in need of your support. On behalf of HPT and as Patrol Director I want to encourage active participation by all who enjoy the use of HPT. I can not think of a better way to support HPT and our community while enjoying the trail system. A general meeting will be held in the very near future to further discuss COREs structure and training. The date, time and location will be posted on this web page. If you or know of others who have a desire to help others and support HPT please plan to attend this meeting as its success depends your participation!