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The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a collective of passionate individuals, moving together to create a world free of MS. The success of Bike MS: Best Dam Bike Ride depends on volunteers like you! Each volunteer’s contribution, large or small, is critical to the success of the event. Volunteers provide key support to Bike MS: Best Dam Bike Ride all year, from serving on planning committees, calling past participants to providing safety for our riders and overall support at the event. Volunteers are the helping hands that make the event possible! When you volunteer, you become a part of Bike MS: Best Dam Bike Ride. Together we will provide support, raise money, have fun, and make a difference in the lives of people living with MS.
Thank you for your interest in participating as a volunteer. There are many volunteer opportunities at Bike MS: Best Dam Bike Ride; families, corporate groups and individuals are encouraged and welcome to participate. Some volunteer positions require a criminal and/or DMV background check. Below are some examples of Bike MS volunteer opportunities.
Provide communications during the ride.
Check in/check out bikes, organizing them by rider numbers and carefully storing them in a secured area. Moderate lifting is required.
Load and unload bikes to and from trucks. Moderate to heavy lifting is required for this work-intensive position.
Congratulate riders as they cross the finish line. We welcome enthusiastic volunteers willing to cheer and make some noise!
Greet, answer event questions and direct riders.
Stock and serve water and sports drinks to participants.
Assist with luggage loading, storage and retrieval at Start Line, Overnight and Finish Line locations. Moderate to heavy lifting is required.
This team of certified medical professionals (EMTs, paramedics and nurses) administers first aid at rest stops, lunch stops and main sites.
Patrol the route, assist with Tour control, check well-being of riders, and respond to emergencies and traffic situations.
Will help provide direction to vehicles arriving/parking, assist in maintaining vehicular and pedestrian traffic flow.
Volunteers in this area will check-in cyclists, collect donations, give bib cyclist packets and answer general event questions. These front-line volunteers should be comfortable with numbers.
Set up, take down and man rest stops. Hydrate and serve snacks to cyclists.
Load and unload supplies and equipment, set up and take down fencing, banners, scaffolding and bike racks. Moderate to heavy lifting may be required.
Drive Support and Gear (SAG) vans. Moderate lifting may be required.
Drive, load and unload trucks and vans carrying supplies, ice and refrigerated items. Moderate to heavy lifting may be required. Drivers with commercial licenses preferred.
Distribute cyclists T-shirts. Assist with fundraising jersey booth.
Volunteers can raise funds too! Bike MS: Best Dam Bike Ride 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!
The success of Bike MS: Best Dam Bike Ride is directly related to the wonderful volunteers who help make the event go off without a hitch. We welcome volunteers with a wide range of talents and skills. There is only one requirement: to want to do something about MS NOW.