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What people are saying:

“What makes Adventure Bike Club special is that its objective isn’t to produce faster mountain bikers. It centers on building up the individual and the community. The goal is to teach essential life skills through prioritizing effort, embracing failure as a learning opportunity, developing healthy habits, and encouraging kids to focus on the journey. So many youth athletic opportunities create a focus on competition and outcomes. There’s certainly value in that, but it limits who can participate. There are only so many opportunities to push yourself athletically in a group, with it being a competition. It also creates a chance to experience mountain biking at a young age. Adventure Bike Club opens this sport to any kid who can pedal a two-wheeled bike.”

New volunteers

In many ways, the next part is the most crucial: the point where you lead by example and commit to being there for youth in your community this summer. 
Good news for new volunteers – no previous experience is necessary: If you care about youth and want to impact their lives positively, you’ll fit right in. New volunteers are paired with experienced leaders. We welcome all riders regardless of their ability on the bike. We’ll find a group that is the right fit for you. We ask that you show up every week and for the kids once you commit. We understand folks take vacations and encourage it; just let us know upfront so we can schedule accordingly. On average, the weekly time commitment is about 2.5 hours one night a week. 


Have additional questions?

Select one of the volunteer roles (on the bike or off the bike). If your community rides one day a week, we ask that you attend all of the rides unless you’re on vacation. Pick a day or do both if your community rides twice a week. The commitment is up to you, but we’ll count on you to be there every week once you pick a day.

You can be experienced or brand new. We’ll train you. We need leaders willing to show up and be role models for the kids. If you’re inexperienced but love working with kids, we’d love to have you on our team.

906AT offers volunteers two options: You can attend the Leading Adventure Summit or complete the training online (or do both). We also provide OTB (On The Bike) Skills for Leaders, so you know how to teach the skills we’ll focus on this summer.

Adventure Teams develop youth resilience and community. We do not race. We do not keep score. We do not group by skill. There is no clock. Our staff and volunteers will meet youth and volunteers where they are. You have one mission, should you choose to accept it. Get a little better every day. It’s You vs. You.

We work hard to keep out-of-pocket costs for volunteers low. If cost is a concern, please get in touch with us for more information.