Perimeter Bicycling Association of America welcomes everyone to be part of our efforts to promote health, community and fun through a love of bicycling and community service. We truly appreciate the many volunteers who continually give of their time and we will always welcome new volunteers! We have many different types of opportunities throughout the year, especially within 6-8 weeks of an event, and can accommodate individuals or groups whether the volunteerism is for community service hours fulfillment, a team building exercise or just a fun day with some friends.
If you, someone you know, or an organized group are interested in volunteering, please keep in mind that everyone is welcome to be part of the fun! For specific information about how you can help, please see Volunteer Position Descriptions below. For specific information about our route opportunities, please see Aid Station/On-The-Route Descriptions below. Each volunteer who contributes 4 or more community service hours during any event will receive an official event t-shirt as a token of our appreciation! (Sizes may be subject to availability so sign up early).
Our Individual Volunteer Information Form can be submitted to us anytime for inclusion on our email list. Our Group Volunteer Information Form can be submitted for those who would like to recruit friends, coworkers or business associates to volunteer with them. We will email a Volunteer Callout to everyone on our list approximately 4-6 weeks prior to an event date and fill positions on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Below you will find our currently scheduled volunteer opportunities. We also have opportunities that cannot be pre-scheduled which include mailings, medallion preparation, filing, data entry, t-shirt folding, loading and unloading of trucks and general event-specific organizational preparation. If you are in need of community service hours, please feel free to call our office to find out about current opportunities.
Packet Stuffing: Fill packets with information, brochures, coupons and freebies from event sponsors for each rider.
Expo Entrance: Greet riders as they enter the Bike Expo and provide initial information they will need inside the event.
Expo Guides: Assist riders with issues such as finding their rider numbers, pointing them in the right direction to help traffic flow, and directing them to our sponsor and beneficiary booths.
Packet Pick-up: Provide pre-packaged bags of information from the event sponsors to the riders.
Rider Number Pick-Up: Collect any remaining fees or contributions that may be due from riders, provide riders with envelopes containing their number sets and assist them with any changes they would like to make to their registration record for the event. A training class may be required for this position.
Timing Chips: Assist the timing chip agents.
T-Shirt Pick-up: Provide riders with their pre-purchased event shirts.
Merchandise Booth: Assist riders and Expo guests with the purchase of our official clothing and accessories.
Food Tent: Prepare snack sized items and cups of water for riders. Please be advised that this position will have some restrictions regarding age and physical abilities due to the nature of the work being done.
Fun Ride Attendants: Assist riders in this event in the following capacities: Route Aid Stations, Route Directional Assistants, Start Line Organizers and Finish Line Assistants.
Information Booth Attendants: Assist event guests with general event inquiries.
Medallion Tent Attendants: Provide each rider who crosses the finish line with an event medallion.
Finish Line Attendants: Direct riders into the appropriate area of the chute, mark the rider numbers for their finish category, and/or remove the timing chips from the riders as they come in. Please be advised that this position will have some restrictions regarding age and physical abilities due to the nature of the work being done.
Set-up/Tear-down: Volunteers will assist the staff set up and tear down of the various areas of expo and start/finish line(s). Candidates should be in adequate physical condition to be able to arrange tables, chairs, ped rail, tents, hang banners, lift boxes and generally assist with decor and organization of event sites.
Aid stations are an integral part of the El Tour experience! These stations are located approximately every 8 miles along the route and serve water and food to event participants. All stations are located well off the roadway and volunteers are required to keep a safe distance from the street. We encourage volunteer groups or businesses to make these stations their own and really enjoy the interaction with the riders that are always so happy to see them. Some of our aid stations have been taken care of by loyal volunteer groups and businesses who have been manning them for many years – we will always give them the first right of refusal before going to the waiting list. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please send an email to our Route Officials with a contact name, phone number, mailing address and email. Aid Stations are limited to 10 event t-shirts per station.
SAG (Support & Guidance) Support Vehicles are located close to, if not at, Aid Stations. SAG Support’s sole purpose is to provide transportation for event participants who are unable or unwilling to finish the event. If you would like to find out more about being part of our SAG Support Team, please send an email to our Route Officials.
Volunteer of the Year
For each event, one volunteer is honored with a Conquistador trophy for his or her outstanding efforts throughout the event. The trophy is a hand made metal sculpture mounted on a stone base and is Perimeter Bicycling’s most prestigious symbol.
Outstanding Support Group
For each event, a volunteer group is honored with a Conquistador trophy for exceptional contributions towards the event.
Thank you for your interest in supporting us! We look forward to hearing from you!
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