The success of Bike MS depends on volunteers like you! Each volunteer's contribution, large or small, is critical to the success of our events. Volunteers provide key support to Bike MS all year, from serving on planning committees, calling past participants to providing safety for our riders and overall support at the event. We welcome volunteers with a wide range of talents and skills. There is only one requirement: a desire to end MS now!
When you join the Bike MS Volunteer Team, you become a part of Bike MS. Together we will provide support, raise money, have fun, and make a difference in the lives of people living with MS.
Groups and individuals of all ages and abilities are invited to volunteer. We are always looking for youth clubs, corporate, and service-oriented community groups to lend a hand before, during, and after our events.
All volunteers receive:
Below are some examples of the many available volunteer positions. Depending on your interest, ability, and time commitment, there is sure to be a great option available for you!
Amateur Radio/HAM Operators
Provide communications during the ride.
Bike Shuttle Team
Load and unload bikes to and from trucks. Moderate to heavy lifting is required for this position.
Registered rider who provides medical assistance along the route.
Greet and cheer on cyclists, provide cold towels and water to returning riders, hand out medals.
Serve tasty food to hungry cyclists and other volunteers.
Assist with luggage loading, storage and retrieval at Start Line, Overnight and Finish locations. Moderate to heavy lifting is required.
This team of certified medical professionals (EMTs, paramedics and nurses) administers first aid at rest stops, lunch stops and main sites.
Patrol the route, assist with route control, check well-being of riders, and respond to emergencies and traffic situations.
Distribute rider packets and t-shirts to participants at Packet Pick-Ups.
Help to plan and organize the Bike MS event.
Check in cyclists and help pin on rider numbers.
Rest Stops/Lunch Stops
Help set up; serve food, water, and good cheer to cyclists; break down stop. (4-5 people per stop/6-7 stops each day)
Cyclists monitor route and give guidance on rider safety, etiquette and emergencies.
Staple signs to stakes and place them along the route to direct cyclists. *Must have own vehicle. This is a all day commitment.
Provide transportation to cyclists and their bikes along the route as needed. Driver must have valid driver's license and car insurance.
Remove route markers, stakes, etc. along the route each day. *Must have own vehicle.
Leadership role overseeing site, troubleshooting, and assisting staff (i.e., finish line, luggage area).
Site Set Up & Tear Down
Load and unload supplies and equipment, set up and take down signage and tables. Moderate to heavy lifting may be required.
Supply Truck & Van Drivers
Drive, load and unload trucks and vans carrying supplies and ice. Moderate to heavy lifting may be required. Drivers with commercial licenses preferred. Non-driving co-pilots also needed.
Organize supplies, assist with inventory and load trucks the week prior to the event. Moderate to heavy lifting required.
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For More Information:
If you or your organization would like more information about volunteering for Bike MS, please contact Deborah Richards at 804-591-3034 or firstname.lastname@example.org.