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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
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 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.
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
Job Summary: Visit businesses, churches and residential buildings along your designated route
Download: Outreach Volunteer Instructions
Interested in volunteering? Sign up for our volunteer email list and join a community of advocates helping promote walking, biking and public transit throughout Chicagoland.
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