WHO ARE THE TRAIL AMBASSADORS?
Founded in 2012, the Trail Ambassadors are a dedicated, trained group of volunteers who do regular patrols of the Trail. You may have seen them on the Trail in their orange safety vests. The program is supported by the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation and sponsored by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).
WHat do the Trail ambassadors do?
While on patrol, Ambassadors assist Trail users with directions, suggestions of where to stop for food and water, basic first aid, bike repair and answering any questions about the Virginia Capital Trail. After each patrol, Ambassadors submit reports to help gather information about the Trail and assess Trail needs. Ambassadors are also responsible for organizing regular litter pickups along the Trail.
How to join?
In order to join, interested parties must pass a background check and complete Ambassador training. Training consists of an informational portion and a Trail portion (usually on a bike). You can sign up HERE
2019 Training dates:
Saturday, July 13th at 9AM to 12PM at Varina Library in Henrico, VA
Thursday, September 19th at 10AM to 1PM in James City County (exact location to be announced)
Saturday, November 9th at 9AM to 12PM in Charles City County (exact location to be announced)