Volunteer Information for Supported Rides

Ride Day Check-In and Registration

Registration volunteers report 1 hour prior to the ride start time to check in pre-registered riders or register riders signing up for the ride that morning. Following registration, registration volunteers who have registered for the ride are free to begin the ride.

  • If working a pre-registration table, there will be lists of pre-registered riders to record the riders who show. If t-shirts or other items have been pre-sold as a part of pre-registration, the item is given to the rider. If there are extra items that can be purchased, money is collected and the transaction recorded.
  • If working the ride day registration table, registrants will need to complete and sign the registration form/waiver and pay with cash or check. If there are extra items that can be purchased, money is collected and the transaction recorded on the registration form.

Stationary SAG

SAG volunteers manage the SAG where riders stop for water, food, directions, questions, and support. SAG volunteers report 45 minutes to an hour prior to the start of the ride to help unload the truck with the food, chairs, canopies, water bottles, ice chests, coolers, grills, safety signs, etc. and load up their vehicle(s) with the gear for the assigned SAG stop. A Roving SAG is also available to help transport gear to the SAG site. This is generally an all-ride assignment, but if enough members volunteer, part-ride shifts can be accommodated. Having a cell phone is critical as contact numbers for Stationary SAGs are printed on the back of the ride map. Click this link for a lengthier description of Stationary SAG duties.

Roving SAG

Roving SAGs periodically drive a portion of the ride route to monitor riders, especially those who may need to be transported back to the start or who need assistance with a flat. It is best to have a vehicle with a bike rack or a pickup truck with room in the bed for one or more bikes. Having a cell phone is critical as contact numbers for Roving SAGs are printed on the back of the ride map. Roving SAGs are reimbursed for their cost of gas used while roving.

  • Prior to the start of the ride, Roving SAGS may be asked to transport supplies to a Stationary SAG and put our Safety and/or Direction Signage.
  • During the ride, Roving SAGS may need to re-supply a Stationary SAG with water or a food item.
  • After the ride, the Roving SAG may need to help transport Stationary SAG supplies back to the ride start and/or collect Safety and Direction Signage from their roving route.