Here is the resource for Hike Leaders only. All your frequently asked questions in one place.

Anything specific that I need to do after a walk?

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We are always interested to hear about your experience leading a hike. Email and let us know how it went. Alert us immediately if anybody is injured or gets ill on the hike or engages in inappropriate behavior. If a hiker or a leader is hurt on a walk, Shorewalkers carries ...

Which safety tips do I need to follow?

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Safety: The most important thing to keep in mind on the hike is safety. Be careful when leading the group across streets – if the entire group cannot cross before the traffic signal changes, wait where they can see you. If they become anxious about being separated from the group, they ...

What’s the procedure for the day of the walk?

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Arrive at least 15-20 minutes before the start of the walk. Check-in attendees on the black Organizer's app by swiping right for "Check-in" or left for "Mark Absent". Answer questions and point attendees to the restroom. Wait 15 minutes after the scheduled time to begin the hike. When you are ...

How do I communicate with walk participants on Meetup?

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You have 3 options to communicate with your walk participants via Meetup: 1. By entering a comment in the “Comments” section of your walk. These comments can be seen by everybody on Meetup. 2. By sending a direct message to each walk participant individually. 3. By sending a message ...

What’s the difference between the two Shorewalkers Meetup groups?

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The Shorewalkers: Members Only group is limited to active, paying members of Meetup. Post your walks to this group and you’ll find better attendance and you won’t need to collect donations. The larger Shorewalkers: General group allows non-members to sample our walks and for Shorewalkers to recruit new members. If you ...

What’s the best method for scouting a walk?

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If you are planning a hike on a walkway, such as the Hudson River Greenway, you may be able to lead the hike after only walking the route once. Check for detours and dangerous conditions, note the location of restrooms and dropout points, decide where to stop for lunch, and ...

Where can I get ideas for new walks?

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Online resources such as Untapped Cities (untappedcities.com), Atlas Obscura (atlasobscura.com) and Forgotten New York (forgotten-ny.com) publish detailed posts on New York City, such as “The Top 10 Secrets of NYC’s Floyd Bennett Field.” Meetup walking groups are an excellent resource, including walks previously posted by Shorewalkers that are no longer ...

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