these trails don't build themselves!
If you enjoy using any of the trail networks within St. John's, get involved!
Trails are better when you help build them or support those who do.
Don’t just ride'em and leave'em! Get involved with AMBA by lending a hand in some way. We welcome volunteers of all ages and abilities to pitch in on trail-building days (no experience necessary!), to help organize an event, or just spread the good word about the amazing trails located within St. John's. And, of course, we always appreciate donations. Your contributions go directly back into our trail network in the form of maintenance and trail advocacy. Help make St. John's a better place to ride for everyone.
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AMBA Trail Building Volunteer FAQs
Thanks for donating your time to help build our trail network in St. John’s! Trail building is an important part of developing and sustaining our network. While the ten points below outline the guidelines that should be followed, and they are something all organizers take seriously, trail building is a lot of fun. It allows you a greater sense of appreciation when you help build a trail that you can then ride and enjoy for years to come. We look forward to seeing you on build days!
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions to help you get started with trail building.
What to Wear
When to Arrive
Please try your best to be punctual with arrival. Tasks are divided out by lead trail builders and it’s always best to know what skillsets or interests people have at the outset when dividing tasks. If you are unable to show up at the designated start time, please let us know… a quick Facebook message will do! Trail building events and times are posted by AMBA and in the St. John’s Trail Builders group pages.
AMBA has purchased many tools to be used by volunteers; however, you might have tools that would be useful. You should label your own tools. Please pay attention to Facebook invites and posts as lead trail builders will post special requests and you might have something on hand that would be helpful. Chainsaws, gas brush cutters and loppers are always in demand. Notify the lead trail builder(s) of any damaged tools immediately.
Food and Water
Please bring your own snacks and water. We recommend bringing everything you’ll want to consume throughout the day.
Leave No Trace
We pack in and pack out all belongings and garbage. If you find garbage that’s not yours, pick it up and pack it out.