Bike pa­trollers needed for Sher­brooke trails

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Sher­brooke

Desti­na­tionSher­brooke is look­ing for vol­un­teers to com­plete its vol­un­teer pa­trols for the Gran­des-Fourches bi­cy­cle trail net­work dur­ing the sum­mer sea­son. Be­sides prac­tic­ing their fa­vorite sport, the pa­trollers lend as­sis­tance and give di­rec­tions to cy­clists all over the Sher­brooke bik­ing net­work.

To be­come in­volved, vol­un­teers must com­mit to do­ing three hours of pa­trolling per week, they must be eigh­teen or older, own a bike and a hel­met, and own a cell phone.

Three train­ing ses­sions are of­fered to vol­un­teers to cover first aid, bike me­chan­ics and tourist in­for­ma­tion. Those se­lected will show the abil­ity to be cour­te­ous, have an in­ter­est in phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity and a sense of re­spon­si­bil­ity to­wards the com­mu­nity.

“Whether you are 18 or 70, with an av­er­age of 100 or 1000 kilo­me­tres of bik­ing a year, does not mat­ter! What we are look­ing for are in­volved peo­ple with a va­ri­ety of sched­ules who come from all across the Sher­brooke ter­ri­tory,” ex­plained Syl­vain Roy, who is in charge of the vol­un­teer bi­cy­cle pa­trol.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to regis­ter to be a vol­un­teer, call 819 8211919. Those in­ter­ested have just un­til April 8th to regis­ter.

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