Volunteering @ Ride Round Rhody 2018

Thank you for choosing to volunteer with us at the 10th Annual Ride 'Round Rhody.

Your support creates a safe, fun, and successful event for all riders. It also ensures the maximum amount fundraised can be directed to area hospitals for local cancer treatment and clinical research. Volunteerism helps keep funds raised locally, help locally.

You are welcome to register individually or as part of a group. We recommend volunteering with a group,  as this enhances your experience and helps build a more festive atmosphere. People have volunteered with co-workers, teammates, family members, and friends. If you're volunteering with a group and would like public recognition (such as cross-promotion for a volunteer group from a company), we're happy to work with you on that.

Check out our volunteer roles below!

Set-Up

General Responsibilities: Set up tables, hang signs and put out cones, banners, line tape, etc; most team members must be able to lift and carry items up to 20lbs

Individual volunteers/Team Leaders: Will be asked to schedule a phone call with event organizers in advance of the ride in order to discuss the event and learn what is needed.

Ideal team members: 10-15 people; can be groups (small or large) or individuals

Time of shift start: Saturday, July 28th starting mid-day and lasting for 4 hours. (Exact start time still TBD)


On-Site Assistance (Early Morning)

General Responsibilities: Staff various tables to check riders and other volunteers in and ensure proper record keeping; keep things moving quickly. 

Individual volunteers/Team Leaders: Will be asked to schedule a phone call with event organizers in advance of the ride in order to discuss the event and learn what is needed.

Ideal team members: 5-10 people; can be individuals or group (small or large)

Time of shift start: 5:00 A.M - 9:30 A.M


On-Site Assistance (Late Morning)

General Responsibilities: Cheer cyclists in as they finish the RRRide and help create a festive, high energy atmosphere for all participants and Expo attendees. All volunteers in this role must be high energy!

Fold and stack tables and chairs, take down signs, collect cones and all other material after the ride; most team members must be able to lift and carry items up to 20lbs

Individual volunteers/Team Leaders: Will be asked to schedule a phone call with event organizers in advance of the ride in order to discuss the event and learn what is needed.

Ideal team members: 2-3, Ideal for small groups, but individuals are welcome, as well.

Time of shift start: 9:30 - 2:00 P.M


Route Marshals

General Responsibilities: Cheer on cyclists and alert them to hazards/turns on the route; must be available for minimum 90 minutes at one location, and can select to volunteer at multiple locations for longer times. One of the most important positions available!

Individual volunteers/Team Leaders: Will be asked to schedule a phone call with event organizers in advance of the ride in order to discuss the event and learn what is needed.

Ideal team members: 1-2 people per route area; ~30 individuals needed; This is ideal for individuals or groups of 2 who would like to volunteer and cheer people on and make sure they're moving in the right direction!

Note: There will be many locations needed, some for longer than others, beginning with volunteers at their marshal location as early as 6:30 A.M, and lasting as late as 1:30 P.M. Average shift time is 3 hours, select needed for 6-7 hours.

Time of shift start: 6:30 A.M depending on your location


First Aid

General Responsibilities: Provide first aid to people involved with the event (primarily cyclists, also volunteers, and possibly spectators), and determine whether participants can continue riding/volunteering. Call 911 for anything more serious than can be safely managed on site. Follow an "incident communication procedure" which will be discussed prior to the event.

Note: These volunteers should be certified in First Aid and CPR, and/or should be RNs, EMTs, MDs, firefighters or police officers, or have other training/credentials and experience that make them suited to fulfill this role. First aid providers will be needed at each rest area, and the start/finish site. If a first aid provider is part of a group/team.

Individual volunteers/Team Leaders: Will be asked to schedule a phone call with event organizers in advance of the ride in order to discuss the event and learn what is needed.

Ideal team members: 4-10 people in total, at various locations; groups larger than 2 will be separated.


Rest Stops

The rest stops for RRR 2018 are currently being determined. Below are examples of expected times. We will provide more information once RRR is a little closer, but if your company is interested in hosting a rest stop, please reach out to us!

General Responsibilities: Set-up, staff and break-down the rest areas along the route, including prepping and distributing food; at least two team members must be able to lift and carry items up to 20 lbs

Individual volunteers/Team Leaders: Will be asked to schedule a phone call with event organizers in advance of the ride in order to discuss the event and learn what is needed. 

Ideal Team Members: 4-5 people per location; individuals and groups are welcome.

You may be needed as early as 6:30 A.M and/or until 1:30 P.M. Earlier start times mean earlier end times!

Stop #1 (Approx. 8-10 miles in to the route - All Riders Pass Through!) 

  • Set up at area by 6:30 A.M

  • Riders arrive from 7:00 A.M – 11:00 A.M

  • Break-down after last rider passes, approx. 11:15 A.M; return to start/finish

Stop #2 (Approx. 18-22 miles into the route - 40 Riders) 

  • Set up at area by 8:30 A.M

  • Riders arrive from 8:45 A.M – 10:45 P.M

  • Break-down after last rider passes, approx. 10:44 P.M; return to start/finish

Stop #3 (Approx. 18-22 miles into the route - 80 Riders)

  • Set up at stop by 7:00 A.M

  • Riders arrive from 7:15 A.M -9:15 A.M

  • Break-down after last rider passes, approx. 9:30 A.M; return to start/finish

Stop #4 (Approx. 28-32 miles into the route - 80 Riders )

  • Set up at stop by 7:30 A.M

  • Riders arrive from 8:00 -10:00 A.M

  • Break-Down after last rider passes, approx. 10:30 A.M; return to start/finish

Stop #5 (Approx. 41 & 52 miles into the route* - 80 Riders )

  • *This rest area will serve as 2 stops for the riders on their way down and on their way back* 

  • Set up at area by 9:00 AM

  • Riders arrive from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

  • Break-down after last rider passes, approx. 12:45 PM; return to start/finish

Stop #6 (Approx. 12 miles from finish, final stop! - 40 & 80 Riders )

  • Set up at area by 9:30 AM

  • Riders arrive from 10:00 A.M – 2:00 P.M

  • Break-down after last rider passes, approx. 2:00 P.M; return to start/finish