This group is dedicated to our members who pass the course for the Trail Ambassador program.
Back in 2001 over the ATV side, we set out to try and do more than just trail patrol. You see, when a user group can manage and self-patrol the riding population, we can avoid tickets, avoid or report activity and expand riding areas. When land managers see that our group has the credentials and program to keep the trails safe and usable, we get a lot more places to ride.
We started with www.trailpatrol.com which will eventually be switched over entirely to www.trailambassador.com. Here, we can coordinate with all other Trail Ambassadors and come up with plans to address problem areas.
The Trail Ambassador program is being used by the Wisconsin ATV / UTV Association, Wisconsin Off-Highway Motorcycle Association and now Road Legal Four Wheel Drive. We also have program users in Maine and Minnesota with others looking to use it in Arizona and a few other states.
At the annual meeting in April, the Trail Ambassadors get awarded with thousands of dollars in product from our sponsors for those who logged the most miles, most hours and most reports, etc. This system has created thousands of miles of trails and gave recreations a far easier time opening trails and parks.