The Spin Sisters Mountain Bike Club is 100% run by volunteers. Without your help, we wouldn’t be what we are today.
The opportunities to volunteer with Spin Sisters are numerous and varied, from hosting a ride, to building trails, to burger-grilling on trail days, to helping the Executive Committees do their thing. Just as the tasks are varied, so is the time commitment and the timeframe of when you are needed. Some committees need help now, some need help for a month or three and some are ongoing.
How do I volunteer?
If you clicked a volunteer box on your registration, we will be in touch soon.
If you didn’t click a volunteer box but are curious about volunteering, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss the possibilities!
What can I do to help?
Become a Ride Ambassador or Sweep
Being a Ride Ambassador is a great way to get involved in the club. Current ABA requirements include having a “host” for every ride (10 people maximum). For Lime, Lemon and Blueberry rides we also like to have a sweep (a person who rides at the back of the pack to ensure no one is left behind).
You do not need to be the fastest or the best rider to be a Ride Ambassador, we just ask that you have some knowledge of the trail being ridden. Check out the rides page for more information on what it means to be a Ride Ambassador or Sweep.
Join a Committee
The following Committees are looking for volunteers to help with various tasks:
- Maintenance clinics
Watch your email for more info on these openings.
Over the years, Spin Sisters’ members have put hundreds of hours into the singletrack trails in favourite riding areas such as Fish Creek Provincial Park, Medicine Hill (Paskapoo Slopes), Bowmont Park, Bragg Creek Trails, and the Ridgeback and S.H.A.F.T. trails at Station Flats/Ing's Mine in K-Country.
Spin Sisters works in conjunction with five local trail associations, to give back to the community and contribute to maintaining the trails, and assist in building new trails to expand our local network.
We are organizing five trail maintenance days for the 2023 season. Dependent upon Covid-19 restrictions, we hope to set up each day as a trail maintenance bike party. We’ll work on some sweet trails, have a bbq , give away some amazing swag from our awesome sponsors, AND go for a ride after. It’s proven that volunteering for a trail maintenance day or two builds trail karma that keeps us all on our bikes with the rubber side down.
Watch our social media channels and check the schedule on Wild Apricot for dates and further details on upcoming trail building days for the 2023 season!
Our Local Trail Associations
We work with the five trail associations below. Please consider joining at least one local trail association, as the money from your membership goes towards trail maintenance and new trail development. Membership numbers are extremely important for a trail association’s advocacy efforts, and really matter when they lobby the government for trail access and development. Plus, you’ll receive some great deals from local sponsors, and be able to participate in fun events such as the Toonie Races and Poker Rides organized by MMBTS.
CAMBA’s mandate is to advocate for mountain biking and strive for a vibrant, exciting trail system for all ages and abilities. They is actively engaged in a number of exiting trail projects: Project Top Gunn (Canmore Nordic Centre), Fun Forest Extension (Quarrry Lake Park), Drop Zone (Benchlands Skills Park), and Cloudline (Mount Lawrence Grassi). Learn more here these and other projects CAMBA has completed!
Calgary Mountain Bike Alliance (CMBA)
For over 20 years, the Calgary Mountain Bike Alliance (CMBA) has been building and maintaining sustainable singletrack trails in the Calgary and Kananaskis area. They are committed to creating safe, world-class trails and skills parks. We strive to grow a passionate and involved mountain bike community.
There are at least 15,000 mountain bikers in Calgary – get to know other riders by coming out to CMBA events and trail days, and by saying hi to everyone on the trails.
The mission of Friends of Kananaskis is to build a community of volunteers and partners to maintain the ecological integrity and recreational use of Kananaskis Country by engaging in trail care, stewardship, education and research.
Their website is a great resource for trail maps and conditions as well as other information about K-Country. We encourage you to check it out. And while you're there, you can sign up to volunteer for Friends of Kananaskis!
Formed in 2009, Moose Mountain Bike Trail Society (MMBTS) is comprised of mountain bikers dedicated to the accessibility of trails and support of mountain biking in the Moose Mountain, Prairie Mountain and surrounding area.
The MMBTS mission is simple. They advocate for, develop, and maintain mountain bike trails and promote active, fun, environmentally responsible community involvement.
West Bragg has become an epicentre for mountain biking in Western Canada. From hard core Strava riders to families out for a nature experience, there is a trail for everyone.
Check out three Epic WBC Rides here!
Visit their website for tons of info regarding trail conditions, trail etiquette, trail building days, and much more!