Volunteers Keep Us Moving!
The success of Bike MS depends on volunteers like you. We simply could not put on this event without YOU!
Each volunteer’s contribution-large or small-is critical to the success of the event. You can volunteer for a few hours or 2-3 days. Volunteers assist with site set up and packet pick up on Friday and with the Bike MS Ride on Saturday and Sunday.
Place route markers along the bike route the night before each day of the ride and retrieve them after that day's route closes. (Fri 9/14, Sat 9/15, Sun 9/16)
Site Setup (Fri 9/14)
Assist the site coordinator in setting up areas such as the start line, overnight area and finish line by setting up supplies and equipment, i.e., tables, tents, chairs, banners, signs, etc. Moderate to heavy lifting is required. (Friday) Beginning 9AM-4PM (volunteers can commit to a certain number of hours)
Site Teardown (Sun 9/16)
Assist the site coordinator in taking down the site, loading up trucks and cleaning up the area. Moderate to heavy lifting is required. (Sunday 9/12 afternoon)
Rider Services Tent (Sat 9/15 and Sun 9/16)
Distribute printed materials such as route maps and schedules, answer basic questions about the event.
Volunteer Check-In (Fri evening 9/14, Sat 9/15 and Sun 9/16)
Check in volunteers at the Volunteer Check-In Tent, as well as direct volunteers to places of need throughout the ride.
Parking and Traffic (Sat 9/15 and Sun 9/16)
Direct traffic, parking and cyclists at all official sites. Keep in mind that this job requires standing for long periods of time.
Bike Compound Hospitality (Friday 9/14, Saturday 9/15, and Sunday 9/16)
Check in and check out bikes, organize them according to rider number and secure site at all times. Some moderate lifting may be required.
Food Service (Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday 9/15. Breakfast and Lunch on Sunday 9/16)
Assist the meal sponsors in preparing and distributing meals throughout the route.
Medical (Saturday 9/15 and Sunday 9/16)
Provide medical assistance at all official sites along the route. Medical volunteers must be licensed or certified professionals for this position.
HAM Radio Operators (2 day commitment)
Provide communication throughout the ride. Must have radio license
Assist the staff as needed.
Support and Gear (SAG) Driver (2 day commitment)
SAG volunteers patrol the route in 15 passenger SAG vehicles. Driver must be at least 21 years of age with a valid driver's license. SAG vehicles provide assistance to riders who need a lift forward along the route. SAGs also assist in communication and bringing supplies to break points. 8-10 hour shifts.
Supply Truck Driver (Sat 9/15 and/or Sun 9/16)
Supply Truck drivers are needed to bring supplies to break points and pick them up at the end of the day. Must be comfortable driving 16-ft box truck. Must be at least 21 years of age. Multiple shifts available
Volunteers are welcome to camp for free at our start finish site, or can visit our website for more information on accommodations.
Individuals under the age of 18 are welcome to volunteer, but must have a chaperone.
***Volunteers receive a FREE T-shirt and will be fed the meal that corresponds with their shifts.
If you have any questions or need additional information, contact Jared Miley at, 678-672-1000 #2.