Riding Volunteer Positions
"Great staff. Great service," Vic S. Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Thank you for your interest in the Riding Volunteer positions. Riding volunteers are weeklong tour participants who agree to take time off of their vacation to volunteer.
Mandatory! All Riding Volunteer positions require that you MUST: be available to attend the registration day volunteer meeting, assist with Rider Registration, attend the volunteer meeting the evening before your shift, and remain On Call during the week in the event of a tour-wide crisis or emergency.
All volunteer positions are pre-approved and new volunteers must complete additional documentation and be screened by our staff. Most positions require that you take off one day of cycling to perform your volunteer duties. All positions receive a generous discount in the registration fee.
If you are interested in a Riding Volunteer Position please contact us before you register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rider Service Assistants
Rider Service Assistants facilitate Rider Service operations.
Assignments may include:
Assist community groups with tent take down/set up
Pick up/drop off motel luggage
Assist with route markings
Evening Rider Service Assistants
Evening Assistants volunteer every evening of the tour and facilitate Evening Information Table operations.
Assist the SAG Drivers on the route at either water and or rest stops.
SAG Phone Assistant
Answers the SAG Driver dispatch cell phone. (Position previously called Net Control Assistant)
Site Coordinators act as school hosts or hostesses. They assist in the clean-up and set-up of the day’s sites, staff the information table and are available to help direct riders and answer questions.
Bicycle Mobile HAM Volunteer
Licensed Amateur Radio Operators bring their own mobile HAM equipment and provided direct communication from the route regarding road hazards and rider conditions.
Medical Volunteers meet with riders who have medical questions and concerns each morning and evening. Must be a Medical Professional.
Warmup/Stretching Leader (Yoga, Tai Chi, Aerobic, P.E. Instructor):
Stretching Leader conducts two stretching sessions each day: One session in the morning for 20-25 minutes, and a longer session in the late afternoon/early evening. Must be an experienced instructor.
Video or Photographer
Takes tour photos or videos daily at all locations related to the bicycle touring event. Must have own photography equipment and have photography or video experience.
Water Buffalo Assistants
The Water Buffalo is “a jumbo water bottle on wheels” which holds 120 gallons of water maximum and is housed in a pull-behind trailer. Water Buffalo Assistants drive the vehicle pulling the Water Buffalo trailer to each water stop and rest stop along the route. Water Buffalo Assistants may setup the 4 self-serve water spigots for riders to fill their own water or they may refill large 10 gallon containers.
On-Call Crisis Management Team
Based on your area of expertise, assignment and crisis plan will be provided.
"While we didn't use some of (SAG) services - all was apparent and readily available all week," Sharon S. Perkasie PA