Why Volunteer
What will I be asked to do?
How do I volunteer?
Recording volunteer hours
BMA Awards

Why Volunteer?

  • Volunteers are the lifeblood of the BMA - the future of the club rests with volunteers
  • Volunteers ensure that BMA riding events and activities continue
  • Meets your membership obligation to volunteer at least 4 hours per year
  • You get to know other members of the club
  • Supports advocacy to protect and guarantee access to ever fewer riding areas
  • Provides an excellent opportunity to learn the trail systems and the local riding areas
  • It is a lot of fun - ride with family and friends while supporting you club!

What will I be asked to do?
There are numerous volunteer activities available for riders of all levels. Activities include, but are not
limited to:

  • Trail clearance
  • Leading and organizing club events
  • Helping run club events - set up, registration, sound testing, parking
  • Helping explore and map new trails
  • Guiding small groups of riders
  • Placing directional arrows on trails in advance of events
  • Sweeping trails and removing arrows following events
  • Promote the BMA

If you have any questions, please contact the BMA Volunteer Coordinator or the specific event organizer whose contact information can be found on the event web page.

How do I volunteer?

Volunteer activities are linked directly to specific events and activities.

  1. Review the list of club events and identify events you they would like to support.
  2. Click on the button for volunteer sign up at the bottom of the page.
  3. This page will take your to Simple Sign Ups, where you can review the different volunteering needs for the event,
  4. and sign up if you like.

The event organizer will monitor volunteer returns and communicate directly with the volunteers to fill vacancies, arrange training as required, make adjustments, and coordinate details. The event organizer will also provide feedback to the volunteer during and following the event, as necessary.

The last step in the process is to record your volunteer hours.

Recording volunteer hours

On your computer, phone or tablet, go to this website, open the "About BMA" tab, open the "Record Volunteer Hours" tab and fill in the form. Or simply click here.

The club uses the “recorded hours” to recognize the contribution of volunteers, to determine the overall of club volunteer participation, and to use the data in discussions with interested stakeholders.

BMA Awards

At the end of each year the BMA Board determines Award winners, either by using the volunteer hours from the registration system, or by nominating and voting. Awards are presented at the AGM.

BMA Best New Volunteer Award

Presented annually to recognize a new BMA Member who has contributed and recorded the most volunteer hours.

BMA Top Volunteer Hours Award

Presented annually to recognize the BMA volunteer who has contributed and recorded the most volunteer hours.

The Bob Guzzo Trophy

Presented annually to a BMA member who participated in BMA sanctioned racing events and demonstrated dedication and perseverance in the face of adversity (finishing position not considered). 

The Roy Shepherd Trophy

Presented annually to recognize the volunteer efforts of a BMA member who has made an outstanding contribution to the sport of off-road motorcycling and has helped contribute to the success of the club.