Volunteer Information

Bike Park Volunteers

The design of the Redmond Bike Park is a result of an extensive public involvement effort which included the local youth and adult riders, professional bike park designers and Parks Staff. The project will be built and maintained with a significant amount of volunteer labor under the oversight of the Parks and Recreation Department.

You can sign up to be a Trail Crew Leader, a Trail Builder, a Support Team Volunteer and/or a Trail Steward.  More details about each volunteer category are listed below.

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"Outside" Work Groups:

There is lots of work to do at the Bike Park.  If you are a registered volunteer and would like to schedule a work group outside of one of our scheduled Work Party dates, contact David Shaw to set it up.  One of our Trail Crew Leaders must be on site during any outside work groups.

Upcoming Outside Work Groups Dates & Times
Date Time Work Focus Trail Crew Leaders
    NOTE:
No outside work group dates are currently scheduled.
 
   

 

Work Party Ground Rules:

We will be doing everything possible to maintain a safe an orderly construction site at the Bike Park.  We want all of our volunteers to know what will be expected of them and how you can help keep the Bike Park a safe and fun place to be.  

Below are the ground rules for the work parties.

Safety first – Everyone must follow all safety rules while at the construction site.

Waiver form – Everyone at the construction site must submit a Waiver Form signed by an adult.  Volunteers under the age of 18 must sign their form AND have it signed by a parent or legal guardian.  One signed Waiver Form will cover all the work done at any Bike Park event for one year.  Forms will be available at the Bike Park site or may be downloaded via the links above.   

Age limit – All volunteers must be 12 + years old, or must be accompanied by an adult while on site. Unattended children will be asked to leave the construction zone.

Expectations – To create and maintain a safe and orderly construction zone, everyone must follow all direction or you will be asked to leave. “Lone Rangers” will not be tolerated.


Project Schedule:

Volunteer Training session, June 6th - 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Horace Mann Elementary School, Commons Room
17001 NE 104th Street
Redmond, WA
**Food and beverages provided at the Volunteer Training**

Work Parties


All Work Parties will be held at the Bike Park site. Parking is available in Hartman Park by the ball fields on 172nd Ave. NE.

Work Party Dates:

July 26 & 27
August 8 & 9
August 16 & 17


Details and dates may change as the project progresses. Refer back to this page for updates.

Groups interested in scheduling work parties outside of the posted schedule may contact David Shaw to set them up. Contact info below.

 

Typical Work Party Agenda:

8:30 - 9:00 am

Crew Leader daily orientation
Registration Team set up
Volunteer Check-in & Waiver Forms 
 9:00 - 9:15 am  
Morning work session begins
Large Group Meeting – Safety instructions and daily plan
 
9:15 am
 
Crew Leaders meet with team, review details, go to work

12:00 - 1:00 pm
 
Lunch break – food and beverages provided
1:00 pm  
Afternoon work session begins
Large Group Meeting (brief) – Safety review and daily plan
 
4:00 pm
 
Work sessions end
    Clean up
Test ride features



Volunteer Categories – Job descriptions

 

Trail Crew Leader

Need 10 to 12 volunteers

What we’re looking for:

Attitude – Willingness to follow direction and safety rules as directed by Hilride and City Staff

Experience – have experience and skill in related areas of construction: bike park construction, trail building, landscape construction, or other related construction experience

Communication – ability to clearly lead 4 to 10 volunteers in construction

Availability – Hours between 8:15 am to 4:00 pm during work parties and training sessions. We will consider partial involvement

What you’ll do – Lead team of volunteers in work using shovel, rake, hose, and other hand tools 


Trail Builder

Need 40 to 150 volunteers

What we’re looking for:

Attitude – Willingness to follow direction and safety rules as directed by Hilride and City Staff 

Experience – Some landscape construction experience is nice, but not required

Availability – Hours during work party blocks: 9:00 am to Noon or 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. You can attend some or all work party blocks

What you’ll do – Work with a team of volunteers using hand tools: shovel, rake, hose, etc. 


Support Volunteer

Need 5 to 10 volunteers (Great for Parents!)

What we’re looking for:

Attitude – Willingness to follow direction and safety rules as directed by Hilride and City Staff

Experience – None required

Availability
 Registration Table – 8:30 am to 10:00 am (can stay longer) or 12:30 pm to 2 pm
 Lunch Team – 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

What you’ll do

 Registration Table – Sign/Out in volunteers, collect waiver forms, provide general direction
 Lunch Team– Set up, serve and clean up lunch supplies


Trail Steward

Multiple needed

What we’re looking for:

Attitude – Willingness to follow direction and safety rules as directed by Hilride and City Staff

Experience – Have had training in the maintenance practices of the Redmond Bike Park, experience and skill related to landscape construction is a plus, participated in the construction of the park is a plus. Build Crew Leaders are encouraged to sign up

Availability – As needed. Willing to commit to one full year of maintenance

What you’ll do – Conduct routine inspections of the Bike Park, perform maintenance work on the Bike Park as outlined in the Redmond Bike Park Design Guidelines, and report larger maintenance needs to Parks Staff.

What should volunteers bring with them to work parties?

 • Personal protection

 

 Water bottle

 

 Hat

 

 Gloves

 

 Long pants

 

 Sturdy shoes

 

 Sunscreen

• Please do not bring tools with you.  All tools will be provided at the site.

 

Contact:

David Shaw, Project Manager
Email
425-556-2378

    

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    ANNOUNCEMENTS
             

1. Work Party Dates 
July 26 & 27
August 9 & 10
August 16 & 17
 

2. More soil will be delivered to the site for the next work party. Keep out during deliveries.

3. Do not work on Bike Park features without authorization. All unauthorized work will be removed. Contact David Shaw for "outside" work.

4. The Bike Park is not complete. Please do not ride on the features that are built.

 
 

WAIVER FORM:

Bring a signed Waiver Form with you to your first work party.  Waivers must be signed by an adult.
 
 

T-SHIRTS:

Earn your Redmond Bike Park T-Shirt!
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   Sign up and work 2 shifts (about 6 hours) to earn your shirt.