The Beauharnois-Salaberry RCM extends its most sincere thanks to its team of loyal volunteer bike patrollers at the end of their most recent season.
For the occasion, the members of the bike patrol were welcomed at Parc Delpha-Sauvé in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield as part of an outdoor happy hour.
As we know, this team of volunteers, true ambassadors of the region to visitors, travels throughout the 72 kilometers of the Beauharnois-Salaberry Regional Park during the summer season to inform users about the attractions in the region, help them with the mechanics of their bike or provide them with minor first aid in the event of an emergency.
An experienced team
It has now been 24 years since the RCM set up this group of volunteers whose reputation has continued to shine ever since. In 2021, the bike patrol was able to count on 28 experienced patrollers who ensured a strong presence in the area thanks to a total of some 2,700 hours of patrol, which allowed them to call on some 43,000 people over the entire season.
Last December, the RCM highlighted the many years of service dedicated to bike patrol by some of its members. A big THANK YOU in particular to Josette Audy and Marie Sauvé (15 years), Régent and Zitlalli Gravel (10 years) and Claire Primeau (5 years).
“The RCM is greatly indebted to the work accomplished by the many volunteers who act as true ambassadors for our region to the thousands of users from here and elsewhere who use our cycling network every year. The quality of the welcome they show will often make the difference in a visitor’s decision to come back here. We say a big thank you to them!”, says the prefect of the Beauharnois-Salaberry RCM and mayor of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Mr. Miguel Lemieux.
The RCM Bike Patrol Team is a tight group made up of people of all ages. In addition to patrolling together on the Regional Park trail during the summer season, members meet regularly outside of patrol hours to socialize.