We invite everyone to be part of our events in any capacity they can; whether it’s is riding in support of a beneficiary, volunteering or even simply showing your support to riders who pass through the neighborhood on event day, we need and appreciate the support of the local community. If you are interested in volunteering for any of our events, know that we have several opportunities available and everyone is welcome to be part of the fun ~ so feel free to recruit your friends and neighbors!
Below you will find event-specific information such as known dates, locations and shifts. For specific information about how you can help please see: Volunteer Position Descriptions. For specific information about our Aid Stations and SAG Support opportunities please see: Aid Station/On-The-Route Descriptions. Remember that 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.
Volunteer Position Descriptions:
Packet Stuffing will help fill packets with information, brochures, coupons and freebies from event sponsors for each rider.
Expo Entrance Attendants will greet riders as they enter the Bike Expo and provide initial information they will need inside the event.
Expo Guides will 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 Attendants will provide pre-packaged bags of information from the event sponsors to the riders.
Rider Number Pick-Up Attendants will have the pre-registered riders sign for their timing chips, collect any remaining fees or contributions that may be due, 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.
Expo Chip Scanners will assist the timing chip agents by scanning the rider’s envelope to ensure the chip registration matches our records.
T-Shirt Pick-up Attendants will provide riders with their pre-purchased event shirts.
Merchandise Booth Attendants will assist riders and Expo guests with the purchase of our official clothing and accessories.
Food Tent Attendants will 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 will 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 will assist event guests with general event inquiries.
Medallion Tent Attendants will provide each rider who crosses the finish line with an event medallion.
Ride Day Chip Sorters will collect the timing chips that are removed in the chute and sort them according to the timing chip agent’s specifications.
Finish Line Attendants will 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.
Aid Station & On the Route Opportunities:
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!
Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, Inc.
Office: 520-745-2033 E-MAIL