THANK YOU for making Bike MS New York City 2013 such a great success! Your participation as a volunteer made it the best yet!
THANK YOU in advance for your comments and suggestions! We appreciate all that you have already done for the Society and hope that you can take a few minutes to click on the link below and answer some questions about yourself and your Bike MS NYC experience. This survey will be used to help us learn more about our Bike MS NYC volunteers, and help us to ensure that we’re offering you the best volunteer experience possible! Click here to take the Bike MS NYC survey.
Thank you for your interest in participating as a volunteer. Volunteer registration for Bike MS NYC 2014 will be available in early 2014. There are many volunteer opportunities at Bike MS NYC; families, corporate groups and individuals are encouraged and welcome to participate. Below are some examples of Bike MS NYC volunteer opportunities.
If you're interested in joining a Bike MS NYC Planning Committee, please read about Committee leadership opportunities here.
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.
Route marshals will assist riders on the 30, 55 and 100 mile routes by providing directional support, basic bicycle maintenance and encouragement througout the day. Ride Marshals are required to attend a training prior to Bike MS.
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. Rest stop support is needed in communities such as Inwood, Weehawken, Englewood, Alpine, Congers, and Garnerville!
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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!