We are looking for welcoming, adventurous folks to join our community of volunteers. In joining the team, you get the honor to lead others in local adventures, right out our front door, to help deepen their reverence for the legacy of our region.
If you are interested in becoming a guide for the overnight bike camping trips, you first have to have completed a trip as a participant.
Volunteers are the foundation of OOFD. They exemplify an attitude of adventure, support and inclusivity so that all feel welcome to be a part of our rides. We thus invest in our dedicated volunteers with trainings and additional perks.
To be a guide for a single overnight ride, you can expect a commitment of 4-5 hours before the ride (1 hr meeting with your guide team to nail down logistics) and few hours to study your script spiels. Most overnights are two full days, leaving early on Saturday and returning later on Sunday. Family overnights are 3 days, leaving on Friday, returning on Sunday.
You certainly can lead 1 overnight in a year though we are ideally looking for volunteers to commit to leading at least 2-3 overnights a year.
All guides will be expected to get CPR/First Aid Certified as well as pass a background check in order to lead a ride. We will offer support in making this happen.
Be sure to join us the first Tuesday of every month for our Monthly Hangs at various places around the city. A very fun, casual time chatting about biking, camping, adventures, life in general. The hangs usually run from 7:30-10pm. This is a great way to meet the team and learn more about how you can best get involved.
The best, quickest way to get involved is to join us for a Where the Wild Things Grow ride to habitat restoration.
As a fairly new non-profit, we are open to really anyway you would like to contribute. Thanks for your interest and support. Happy riding!