Oakland Bike Patrol

Oakland Bike Patrol

The 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!


The Oakland Bike Patrol (of the Oakland Police Department) partners with local cyclists 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.

Oakland Bike Patrol

Volunteer Duties & Requirements

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Log your hours in the Bike Patrol database.

  • 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.