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The success of the Bike MS is directly related to the wonderful volunteers who help make the event go off without a hitch. We welcome volunteers with a wide range of talents and skills. There is only one requirement: to want to do something NOW about MS. There are many jobs to choose from including registration, rest stop help, route marking, and cheering at the finish line! To volunteer, please call Sarah Lutz at (516) 740-7227 or (631) 864-8337 ext. 53208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Job Descriptions:
Route Marking (marking the route prior to the event): Putting up directional arrows, mission signs and other event signage along the route. Training will be provided.
Check-In: Join us bright and early Saturday morning at the Elks Lodge in Southhampton and greet our cyclists, collect their pledge forms and donations.
Route Support (Motorcycle Escort): Motorcycle support is needed to lead and sweep our tour and patrol the route for any dangerous intersections. Help find any lost cyclists and radio in for bike support when a cyclist is in need.
HAM Radio Operators: Licensed Amateur Radio Operators provide communication throughout the entire tour. They are responsible for communicating questions, updates and problems to key staff members.
SAG (Support & Gear Vehicle): SAG drivers patrol the route providing assistance to ensure cyclist safety and assist in case of fatigue or bike breakdowns (must be 21 years of age, have a valid driver's license and insurance).
Riding Marshals: To help ensure cyclist safety and route efficiency, riding marshals will lead/sweep the route (basic bike repair skills needed).
Rest Stop Support: Volunteers will set up the rest stop area, distribute food and beverages to the riders and monitor the activities at the stop. All of the Bike MS rest stops are encouraged to have a theme (luau, 50's aquatic, etc.) get a group of people together and make your rest stop a fun place to be.
Medical Support: Medical personnel are located at the start, lunch, and finish area, as well as at some rest stops along the route. Medical volunteers treat non-emergency and minor injuries; ambulances are available for transportation and major injury treatment.
Rider Village Festivities: Setting up, cleaning up and decorating at Quinipet Camp and Retreat Center on Shelter Island (our overnight). Activities include: meals, kids' activities, entertainment, concierge, etc (lifting may be involved).
Finish Line Cheering: Volunteers will cheer riders on as they cross the finish line and hand out finish line medals.