The Utah Conservation Corps Bike Crew - First in the Nation!
In 2015 UCC launched the nation's first pedal-powered conservation field crew. This carbon-free crew worked on trails and restoration projects across the Wasatch Front. Each member of the crew biked over 500 miles, hauling their personal gear for the week.
Bike Crew Members
Utah Conservation Corps' Bike Crew Members complete trail and habitat restoration projects like our other crews; the big difference is that they use only a bike and their own energy to transport themselves and gear to the weekly project site. Members are part of a four person crew and use various hand tools to complete the project work assigned. They camp near their project site for the duration of each project week and return back to their base field office for off-time between project weeks.
- Great attitude and flexibility
- Love of the outdoors and conservation
- Ability to engage in physically demanding work, including using chainsaws for up to 10 hours a day in a variety of weather conditions
- Willingness to live and work outdoors as part of a small crew
- Passion for biking
- Ability to bike up to 60 miles in a day using a hefty, fully loaded touring bike
- Understanding of bike mechanics and basic bike maintenance
- Ability and willingness to ride on different surfaces (paved, dirt road, trail)
- At least 18 years of age by the start date
- US Citizen or Permanent Resident