Can I go into the field alone to collect data? Ideally, we’d like you to bring at least one other person when you head out to collect data. If this person hasn't applied to join the project and been through training, they can be your safety buddy but may not help you collect and enter data.
Can I train my friends to collect data? No. Adventure Scientists is solely responsible for the training of each of our volunteers. Your friends may help you take a GPS point or photos, but if they want to be more involved in data collection, they’ll need to be trained. Please send your friends our way to get trained as official volunteers!
Can I collect data outside of the ride period dates? No. Our partners need a consistent dataset within the time frame of the ride periods. Additional observations of roadkill and wildlife can be input into iNaturalist, but will not be analyzed for this project.
What do I do if I find injured wildlife on or near the road? Please call 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668) to make a report.
Do I need to have a certain level of cycling experience or a certain kind of bike? We welcome riders of a wide range of abilities, as long as you and your team can safely complete a 50-mile ride on roads with motor vehicles present. You can ride any bike that will keep you safe for the duration of your ride.
Can I ride more than one segment? Absolutely! We encourage it. Get some friends together and take a proper multi-day tour. We can help you sign up for multiple segments.
If I see roadkill that I recorded during one ride period, do I record it again this ride period? Yes! Record all roadkill that you see as you ride. Do I keep gear? If you are going to ride with us again, hold on to your vest and ankle band. If you are done with your contributions to the project, please return the gear. Mail to: Adventure Scientists 407 W Main St. #8 Bozeman, MT 59715.