Bike Patrol volunteers have logged 20.5 total hours so far this year, with an estimated dollar value of


BTCEB/Oakland Bike Patrol

If You Like…

  • Riding your bike
  • Helping other people
  • Being involved in the management of your local trails
  • Learning and sharpening skills such as outdoor first aid, trailside bike repair, off-road riding, and communication

…then the Oakland Bike Patrol is for you!!

patroller The BTCEB/Oakland Bike Patrol is part of IMBA's National Mountain Bike Patrol program and consists of volunteers partnering with land managers and Oakland PD, to assist, educate and inform trail users in order to enhance their recreational experience. Best of all you get to ride on great trails, serve our community, meet great people, and keep the singletrack open!


Mission & Purpose

The Oakland Bike Patrol (of the Oakland Police Department) partners with local cyclists of the BTCEB to to improve the quality and safety of the parks and promote park and recreation facility usage. Bike Patrol volunteers provide the Ranger Section with specially trained volunteers who will educate the community on safety rules and regulations making the parks more safe and enjoyable of all users.

Volunteer Duties:

  • Ride through designated parks and trails monitoring user activities.
  • Provide information to park visitors concerning trail conditions, directions, general park information, and rules.
  • Provide first aid, search and rescue functions as needed.
  • Log your hours on the BTCEB Bike Patrol database


  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Complete a 5 step background check with Oakland Police Department  that includes:
    1. In person interview with Oakland Police Department
    2. Background check – includes application submission
    3. Life Scan – Finger Prints
    4. Photo ID
    5. Police radio training and Oakland City Parks rules training
  • Complete First aid and CPR Training.
  • The American Red Cross conducts weekly training!. Go to their website to schedule a class.
  • Be familiar with local bike trails (training is available too).
  • Be a law abiding and safe rider. Trail courtesy towards all users is a must.
  • Current BTCEB member. We also strongly encourage patrollers to join IMBA's National Moutain Bike Patrol program
Contact to set up a ride or for more information.
Oakland Bike Patrol