Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Bike MS!
Volunteers like you make our events possible.
The New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host Bike MS New York City 2014 on Sunday, October 5, 2014 where 5,000 cyclists are expected to participate. This event offers a traffic-free 30 mile route circling Manhattan, or a traffic-free ride through the Holland Tunnel, to experience the 55 or 100 mile routes that wind through New Jersey, and Rockland County. The goal is to raise $3 million in support of the chapter’s hundreds of annual comprehensive programs and services for people living with MS in the five boroughs of NYC, and in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties. Join our Event Volunteer Team and contribute your energy and passion to help the chapter move toward a world free of multiple sclerosis.
Bike MS New York City
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Start Line Location: Pier 94, 711 12th Avenue at 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Volunteer duties on the day before Event Day:
- Muscle Team/Site Set-Up: Volunteers will assist with moving barricades, tables, chairs, boxes and other heavy objects; removal of route arrows and hanging and removal of signs and banners.
Volunteer duties on Event Day:
- Supporting participants as they line up to ride, distributing event information, t-shirts and refreshments, helping with bike parking, cheering on participants and much more.
- Rest Stop Team: Volunteers will assist with the unloading of supplies, set up, maintenance, and breakdown of a rest stop area. While on site, volunteers will ensure that each participant receives water, fruit and/or snacks such as cookies or crackers.
Marshal duties on Event Day:
- Marshals are needed at various locations.
- Three marshal positions
To volunteer for Bike MS NYC 2014 please call Michael Providence at 212-453-3258 or email: Michael.Providence@nmss.org. Thanks for your support!
Ensure that all participants park their bike before entering the Finish Line Festival area. NO EXCEPTIONS ARE ALLOWED.
Distribute water and fruit as well as ensure that all participants are lined up in the correct start line corral.
Information and Direction Team
Greet participants, direct riders to the correct start line areas, distribute route maps and provide information about the event, ensure that participants have completed their emergency contact information on their bibs and assist operations with ensuring a safe and timely start.
Assist with moving of barricades, tables, chairs and other heavy objects and hanging/removal of signs and banners.
Take photos of the Start Line, participants at various locations and general atmosphere.
At entrance, verify photo identification for date of birth, sell tickets and stamp wristbands as appropriate. At exit, ensure that no beverages are removed from the area and that nobody is allowed to enter through the exit. You must be over the age of 21 to volunteer in this area.
Food & Beverage
Distribute food and beverages to registered participants. Provide directions, restock and manage lines.
Maintain an organized line while riders wait for the next available massage therapist.
Cheer on participants as they arrive at the finish line and hand them a medal.
Cheer on participants as they arrive at the finish line. Clap, make noise, make all participants feel welcome and congratulate them on their achievement. Direct them to the Brightroom photo wall to have a commemorative picture taken.
Super Team Area
Direct participants and maintain a clear and organized Super Team Area.
Distribute t-shirts to participants and volunteers. Participants who hand in Top Fundraiser t-shirt tags can receive a general white event t-shirt or a long sleeve Top Fundraiser t-shirt.
Top Fundraising Area
This area manages the support of all Top Fundraisers that are eligible for entry into the Top Fundraiser Tent including check-in and access, food and beverage, Top Fundraiser lounge, bag check and Elite Team areas.
Wall of Hope
Assist participants who wish to make their mark against MS and leave messages of hope, reassurance and support.
Help unload trucks of food, beverages and supplies, set-up tables and display food. Distribute food and beverages. Help keep the participants going and juice them up with cheers! Direct participants if needed. Break down and clean up area; load tables and supplies on trucks, and maintain clean working environment by monitoring trash and recycling bins.
Volunteers can raise funds too! Bike MS NYC volunteers have access to a variety of great fundraising tools. When you register online, you may access your Participant Center where you can set a fundraising goal, update your personal page to share your story with others, e-mail supporters, track your progress and qualify for great fundraising prizes!
If you would like more information about fundraising or volunteering at Bike MS NYC, please contact Michael Providence at email@example.com