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Event Medical Support

Meet the Backcountry Trail Patrol at Mountain Bike and Running Races Across Minnesota and NW Wisconsin 

The Backcountry Trail Patrol has built an enviable reputation for supporting silent sport events in Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. The patrol has been part of the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival since 1996, and the prestigious Twin Cities Marathon since 1999, as well as many other events.

The Backcountry Patrol, and its predecessor, the North-Central Mountain Bike Patrol were the first mountain bike riding medical response team in Minnesota. All of the members are trained in a minimum of Advanced First Aid  and CPR, and most are Wilderness First Responders, EMTs, paramedics and other emergency medical professionals. In addition to their National Mountain Bike Patrol training, patrollers receive special training in slow-speed maneuvering, riding among the runners, scene safety and rolling patient assessment skills.

Late summer and the fall season are often referred to as "marathon season" in Minnesota, and you will find the Backcountry Patrol at numerous running events, including the Minnesota Monster Series Women Rock, the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, the American Birkebeiner Trail Marathon, and the MN Monster Series Monster Dash and Turkey Trot. In addition, the patrol will again be part of the medical support team at the 35th annual Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival in Hayward and Cable, Wisconsin.

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Trail systems we officially patrol (With links):

Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association

Chequamegon National Forest (WI)

Isanti County Parks

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 Emergicare Backcountry

Medical Training,

The Backcountry Trail Patrol, in cooperation with Emergicare Medical Training, will be sponsoring a Basic and Advanced Wilderness First Aid class at Sand Dunes State Forest in Orrock, MN The dates for the classes are tentatively the last weekend of February and the first weekend of March, 2018.
Further informationwill be posted here after January 1, 2018.


AHA Compression-only CPR

Mountain Biker's Backcountry First Aid Class at YOUR Event!

For over 20 years, the Backcountry Trail Patrol has been providing first aid and emergency medical care at the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival, the Twin Cities Marathon, MN Monster Series races, the City of Lakes Loppet and many other events as well as on mountain bike trails throughout the region. Now we are bringing that training to you! The more people who know what to do in the event of an emergency the better prepared we all are. The Patrol and Emergicare Medical Training can bring these lifesaving skills to your location, before or after an event, or in a workshop setting. Thanks to our supporters, the cost is very reasonable and includes training, certification and textbooks. For more information email ""

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We thank


for their ongoing support!

Backcountry Trail Patrol Association, Inc., is an equal opportunity service provider, operating under a volunteer services agreement and in partnership with the USDA Forest Service Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

for their ongoing support!