Volunteer Courtesy Patrol



Denver Parks & Recreation and BikeDenver have teamed up to bring you the Volunteer Courtesy Patrol! Since 2011, the Volunteer Courtesy Patrol program has recruited over 150 volunteers to take an active role in caring for Denver parks and trails. 

  • Ride your bike through some of Denver's most beautiful places
  • Provide extra eyes and ears for the Denver Park Rangers
  • Help keep Denver's parks safe
  • Give mechanical and medical help to fellow trail users
  • Have fun and meet people


Recruitment begins in March, and initial training occurs in May every year. Annually, 30-40 people are accepted into the program. We are looking for volunteers who enjoy working with people, are passionate about Denver parks and trails, and who want to take an active role in caring for these areas. 


Commit to volunteering 8-12 hours per month from May through August, and continue to volunteer when able
throughout the rest of the year. Volunteering can include time on a bicycle commuting to and from work.

Provide information about patrols to Denver Park Rangers via a log.

While on patrol we require that volunteers use their own bicycle and helmet.


  • Volunteer Courtesy Patrol jersey, by Primal
  • Clif energy bars to distribute
  • Bike tubes to help those in need
  • Learn Bicycle Maintanence 101 
  • Become CPR/First Aid Certified




READY TO JOIN? Simply go to godenverparks.denvergov.org and follow these easy steps:

  • Sign-Up for a Denver Parks & Recreation Account (Green Middle Tab)
  • Click My Profile located in the blue tab at the top of the page
  • Under Service History on right side of page, click Become a Volunteer
  • Fill out application & submit (under Volunteer Interest on right side, make sure to click Denver Volunteer
    Courtesy Patrol
  • You will receive a confirmation email from Denver Parks & Recreation
  • Sweet Success!  Go on a Ride!

Registration deadline is May 1st. Attend training on either May 3rd or 7th.  Launch Party is scheduled for May 14th.  For more information please contact Denver Park Rangers at park.ranger@denvergov.org or BikeDenver at info@bikedenver.org.

We look forward to your participation and will see you out on the trails!