Did You Know?

Only 24 percent of jobs in the region are accessible by transit in 90 minutes or less by a typical resident — and that number drops to 12 percent in the suburbs.

Volunteer Resources

General Volunteer Information:

General Volunteer Event and Emergency Information- General event information including timeline, information about Active Transportation Alliance and Emergency procedures. All volunteers she be familiar with this information before the ride: General Volunteer INFOgraphic

WATCH: Volunteer Training Night! Important to note that this training predominately covers general information and Festival positions. It is essential that Route positions review the Zello instructions and infographic. 

PRESENTATION: Volunteer Training Night Slides

Download: Volunteer Code of Conduct PDF

Download: Zello Instructions for Route Volunteers

Information by Volunteer Position:

Ride Marshal Volunteer

Job Summary: Cyclists experienced in bike repair and in first-aid are needed to patrol the route, assist in changing flats, make minor adjustments to bikes, and help Course Marshals direct the riders. A limited number of Ride Marshals will be chosen based on experience. Ride Marshals must wear helmets and attend an information session before the event.

Download: Ride Marshal Volunteer Infographic


Checkpoint Marshal Volunteer

Job Summary: Direct riders through the checkpoints to confirm all riders are registered for the event, adjust checkpoint infrastructure and barricades as necessary, provide checkpoint registration support, and offer encouragement. Bike to your volunteer check-in location if you can, so you can move around the checkpoint area, as needed. If biking, please wear a helmet.

Download: Checkpoint Volunteer Infographic

Download: Key Messages for Checkpoint Volunteers


Course Marshal Volunteer

Job Summary: Direct riders along the course, adjust barricades as necessary, and offer encouragement while enjoying a summer morning on the Lakefront. Course Marshals will be stationed in groups along the entire length of Lake Shore Drive and at the Start/Finish area. Bring your bike and helmet if you are able, so you can go to different locations if needed.

Download: Course Marshal Volunteer Infographic


SAG Driver Volunteer

Job Summary: Safe drivers pick up cyclists whose bicycles no longer function. SAG drivers must submit a copy of their driver’s license and proof of car insurance prior to the event.

Download: SAG Driver Volunteer Infographic


Rest-Stop Volunteer

Job Summary: Be the most popular person on the Lakefront! Assist with setting up and serving fruit, snacks and water to hungry, thirsty riders. Take responsibility for the food inventory by monitoring portion size while handing out food items and communicating if or when supplies run low.

Download: Rest Stop Volunteer Infographic


Festival Volunteers

Festival Volunteer positions are: Volunteer tent, Day of Registration, T-shirt Pick-up, Rovers, VIP Tent, Pancake Breakfast, Rev Brew Beer, Coffee, Water, Green Team, and the Active Transportation Village (30 Mile, Membership, Merchandise)

Job Summary: Volunteers are needed at several Festival areas, including the registration tent, packet pick-up tent, merchandise tent, breakfast tent, and recycling area. There’s something for everyone. The following info

Download:Festival Volunteer Infographic

Download: Volunteer VIP Information PDF

Bike Valet Volunteer

Job Summary: Bike valet volunteers will help participants store their bikes in the valet area while they enjoy the post-ride festival in Butler Field.

Download: Bike Valet Volunteer            Download: Bike Valet Basics PDF

Volunteer Accommodations Team

Job Summary: Mobile volunteer support. Provide water replenishment and snacks to Course Marshals along the route. Volunteer Accommodations Team members are asked to provide their own bike trailer and must wear a helmet

Download: Accommodations Team Volunteer Infographic


Outreach Volunteer

Job Summary: Visit businesses, churches and residential buildings along your designated route

Download: Outreach Volunteer Instructions

Download: Outreach Flyer 2022



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