Ride 'Round Rhody 2018

​Volunteering

TO REGISTER AS A VOLUNTEER, CLICK HERE AFTER READING THE RESPONSIBILITIES


The success of Ride 'Round Rhody isn't possible without the help of dozens of volunteers every year. We have volunteer opportunities available in many areas and appreciate everybody who is able to donate their time to RRR!

In addition to lending your time to RRR, volunteers are welcome to fundraise as well. To set up a fundraising page, click on "my account" under your profile menu in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

All volunteers will receive a complementary 2018 RRR T-Shirt and drawstring bag, as well as a complementary BBQ after the RRRide!


ROLES

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


On-Site Assistance (Early)

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)


On-Site Assistance (Late)

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.


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. Average shift time is 3 hours, select needed for 6-7 hours.


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

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.

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

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 - 80-mile Riders) 

  • Set up at area by 7:45 A.M

  • Riders arrive from 8:15 A.M – 9:00 A.M

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

Stop #3 (Approx. 28-32 miles into the route - 80-mile Riders)

  • Set up at stop by 8:45 A.M

  • Riders arrive from 9:15 A.M -10:15 A.M

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

Stop #4 (Approx. 40-44 miles into the route - 80 Riders )

  • Set up at stop by 9:45 A.M

  • Riders arrive from 10:15A.M - 11:30 A.M

  • Break-Down after last rider passes, approx. 11:45 A.M; return to start/finish

Stop #5 (Approx. 21 miles into 40-mile route, 57 miles into 80-mile route)

  • *This rest area will serve riders on both the 40 and 80 mile routes* 

  • Set up at area by 9:15 A.M

  • Riders arrive from 9:30 A.M – 12:30 P.M

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

Stop #6 (Approx. 32 miles into 40-mile route, 68 miles into 80-mile route)

  • *This rest area will serve riders on both the 40 and 80 mile routes*

  • Set up at area by 10:00 A.M

  • Riders arrive from 10:30 A.M – 2:00 P.M

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