Nov 06

IMBA’s National Mountain Bike Patrol October eNewsletter

IMBA’s National Mountain Bike Patrol October eNewsletter

–IMBA Announces NMBP Regional Representatives

–Pearl Izumi Steps Up Patrol Support

–Patrollers Assist at Interbike Demo Day

–New NMBP Socks Available


IMBA Announces NMBP Regional Representatives

IMBA is proud to announce our new patrol training program and 12 NMBP

regional representatives. The reps will organize NMBP instructor


conferences in their area. In the past, the NMBP instructor training

conference was held once a year and limited our capacity to certify

instructors. The new format will allow us to reach more patrollers and


us to train them more effectively. Regional representatives will also

be an

information resource for local patrols and encourage patrol growth and

effectiveness. The idea for the new training program was generated at


year’s IMBA Summit in Moab, UT where patrol leaders from around the


gathered to identify ways to more effectively train and certify


Regional reps were nominated by patrol directors in each region. The

following is a list of NMBP regional representatives and the areas they


North East Region (ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI, NY, NJ, DE, MD, PA)

Regional reps:

Joseph Transue; transue@msn.com

Michael Flatley; mflatley@optonline.net

South East Region (VA, NC, SC, GA, TN, AL, FL)

Regional reps:

Tina Russo; tarusso@aol.com

Midwest Region (MI, OH, WV, KY, IN, IL,)

Regional reps:

Gregg Smith; smithg1053@aol.com

North Central Region (ND, SD, MN, WI)

Regional reps:

Hans Erdman; erdman@trailpatrol.org

Central Region (IA, MO, NE, KS)

Regional reps:

Bill Felkner; wnek@iowasocean.com

South Central Region (MS, AR, LA, OK, TX)

Regional reps:

John Southrey; amicovered@earthlink.net

Rocky Mountain Region (WY, CO, UT, NM, NV, AZ)

Regional reps:

Kevin Foote; kfoote@gj.net

Don Taylor; dtaylor@deervalleylodging.com

North West Region (MT, ID, OR, WA)

Regional reps:

Mark Dejohn; cyclist@bendcable.com

West Coast Region (CA)

Regional reps:

Karen Morgan; kmorgan@accesscom.com

Robin Lemonds; rlemonds@socal.rr.com


Pearl Izumi Steps Up Patrol Support

Long time IMBA corporate member Pearl Izumi increased its support of


National Mountain Bike Patrol program to the tune of $4,000 this year.


company supplies NMBP patrollers with discounted NMBP logoed Vagabond

jackets. In addition to their support of the NMBP, Pearl Izumi makes


contributions to IMBA, manufactures our signature IMBA logoed socks and

prints the IMBA logo on their clothing hang tags. The company also


the popular Ben & Jerry’s cycling jersey, which raises funds for IMBA’s

Sprockids program. A special thank you goes out to the folks at Pearl


for their generous support this year. Visit Pearl Izumi’s website

(http://www.pearlizumi.com/) to view their complete line of technical



Patrollers Assist at Interbike Demo Day

The National Mountain Bike Patrol assisted riders at Interbike’s



Day for the fourth year in a row earlier this month. Interbike is the


industry’s tradeshow held annually in Las Vegas, NV. The OutDoor Demo

is a

chance for retailers and media to test ride the latest mountain bike

equipment on trails, located just outside of Las Vegas. With more than


riders pre-registered for the event, patrollers were plenty busy


minor bike adjustments, directing traffic and attending to minor

scrapes and

bruises. Thank you to those patrollers who attended the event.


New NMBP Socks Available

The new NMBP “Bike Patrol” socks are now available. SockGuy, a NMBP


sponsor, produces these high quality socks. The socks are available

exclusively to NMBP patrollers and cost $9 a pair. Visit

http://stores.yahoo.com/imba/nmmer.html to purchase yours.


IMBA’s database is missing email addresses for some patrollers. Please


email addresses to kevin@imba.com to receive future editions of the



Special thanks to Pearl Izumi, Camelbak, CLIF SHOT, Voler, SockGuy and


Insurance Agency for their assistance. Be a good patroller and support