Volunteer Roles for RRR 2018

Shift start times for RRR 2018 have not been decided yet.

Please stay tuned for announcements and updates!

Below are the names and descriptions of the various volunteer roles from which you will be able to select during volunteer registration. If you are an individual volunteer or smaller group than is listed as an "ideal" team size for a given role, you are still welcome to select it, and you will be paired with others.


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: Stay tuned for updates!


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: Stay tuned for updates!


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: Stay tuned for updates!


Route Marshalls

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; ~10 groups 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 marshall location at 7:15 am, and lasting as late as 2:30pm. Average shift time is 3 hours, select needed for 6-7 hours.

Time of shift start: Stay tuned for updates!


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 have not been determined. Below are examples of rest stops from RRR 2017. We will provide more information once RRR is a little closer, so be sure to stay tuned for updates!

 

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: 4-6 people per location; individuals and groups are welcome.

Sample timing and info below - times and route placement will vary

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

  • Set up at area by 7:30 AM

  • Riders arrive from 8:00am – 12:00 PM

  • Break-down after last rider passes, approx. 12:15 PM; return to start/finish

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

  • Set up at area by 9:45 AM

  • Riders arrive from 10:00 – 12:00 PM

  • Break-down after last rider passes, approx. 12:15 PM; return to start/finish

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

  • Set up at stop by 8:00 AM

  • Riders arrive from 8:15 -10:15 AM

  • Break-down after last rider passes, approx. 10:30 AM; return to start/finish

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

  • Set up at stop by 8:30 AM

  • Riders arrive from 9 -11 AM

  • Break-Down after last rider passes, approx. 11:30 AM; 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 10:45 AM

  • Riders arrive from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

  • Break-down after last rider passes, approx. 2:15 PM; return to start/finish