Volunteer

Volunteer to support the Colorado League Race Series.

Race days would not be possible without the incredible work of our volunteers! Spend part of your weekend supporting inspirational student-athletes. It takes a “village” to put on quality youth mountain bike races. Many parents and cycling enthusiasts find helping with race production to be a fun and rewarding experience. Thank you in advance for your valuable assistance.

There are venue and course set-up opportunities Friday before the races, and, many volunteer opportunities on Saturdays and Sundays when all the action occurs.

Review the list of the various positions.

Click on the Volunteer Spot link to sign – up.  For general volunteer questions, email volunteer@coloradomtb.org. Thank you!

We ask that every team rally several parents and supporters to volunteer at an assigned race. A list of the 2016 Race Team Assignments is HERE.

                                                                         
CONTACT VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Cheri Merrihew is  ready to help you be a reason to make a student athlete smile after racing many miles!

Cheri Merrihew

 

 

 

 

 

Race #1 August 27 (North) - 28 (South), Frisco Adventure ParkFrisco Bay InvitationalClick to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot
Race #2 September 10 (South) - 11 (North), CMC Timberline Campus LeadvilleCloud City Challenge
Leadville at Colorado Mountain College
Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot
Race #3 September 24 (North) - 25 (South), Granby RanchGranby Ranch Round UpClick to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot
Race #4 October 8 (South) - 9 (North), NathropChalk Creek Stampede, Conference ChampionshipsClick to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot
Race #5 October 23, EagleState ChampionshipsClick to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

Please note: Exact shift times are approximate and may differ slightly from race to race. All volunteers will receive time confirmations by email.

Race Volunteer Positions

Venue Set-Up
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Volunteers will be working with League staff to set-up the pit zone, feed zone, start/finish area, and parking as well as grooming the course.
Course SettingVideo
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Bring your bike and helmet! You'll be marking the course with yellow signage and ribbon to ensure riders stay en route.
ParkingVideo
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Help direct traffic and welcome participants, communicate 1 car per team in the Pit Zone before 8:00 am, remind folks that helmets are required when riding.
RegistrationVideo
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Help pass out race plates to excited and anxious coaches and racers. Attention to detail, friendly, and organized are important for this position.
Merchandise TentThe League has things to sell like shirts, jerseys and hats.
Volunteer Coordinator AssistantAssist with getting volunteers checked in and oriented to their task. This area is hopping with willing folks who need guidance.
Information TentThis tent is the hub of information. Course maps, number of laps, Pit Zone layout, venue questions, race rules, and other information is here.
Announcing AssistantVideo
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This volunteer position is a great way to get into the action at the race. Help announcers by calling in number plates on the radio or matching the number plates to names.
ScoringVideo
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Get in the action with this exciting job. This job entails recording plate numbers as they cross the finish line each lap. A quick scoring training session led by Chief of Scoring will begin at 12:30pm sharp at the Scoring tent.
Finish Line SupportVideo
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The finish line is always the most hectic place of the race course. Parents and teammates are crowding around to see their riders finish and riders come through exhausted, fatigued, and in need of someone to corral them out of the way. We need stubborn yet caring volunteers to manage the finish line to avoid a bottleneck of people. Retrieve timing chips from racers.
Course MarshalVideo
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The more the better! WHEN YOU REPORT FOR YOUR SHIFT _ PLEASE BE GEARED UP, DRESSED AND READY GO! Course marshals stand at key points on the course to ensure everyone is safe and going the right way. Radios are provided to communicate any problems or injuries. Hike or bike (helmet please!) to your position. So we place you appropriately on the course, let us know if youêre able to ride your bike to your position or if you will be on foot.
Roving Course MarshalRoving course marshals ride the course to ensure evryone is safe and going the right way. Radios are provided to communicate any problems. Report to the volunteer tent at your shift start time, geared up and ready to ride.
Race stagingVolunteers attend all starts arriving at the start line before wave starts. This can be a tense area with nervous racers queuing for their starts, and sometimes overly helpful supporters crowding in. Calm but assertive helpers are needed to keep the process orderly so that the races start safely and fairly.
Course SweepVideo
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We need sweepers for each category who are willing to follow after the very last rider of that category. We want to ensure that every rider gets to the finish line in the safest way possible. This position requires bike riding, as well as the willingness to tend to any issues that may arise on the course. Please include a few category choices for your sweeping position. You will need a race number plate for your bike. Report to the volunteer tent at your shift start time, geared up and READY to ride.
Feed ZoneVideo
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Lots of action and great stories occur here. Helpers keep water coolers full, and stock snack supplies, including snacks without nuts for those with allergies.
This area can get hectic and those who are not feeding, taking pictures, etc. are asked to move away from the Feed Zone. Reinforce that riders need to come to the right and are not allowed to be touched or receive mechanical assistance without consequences.
Venue Take-DownAs soon as the last JV or Varsity rider is off the course, we start takedown and clean up of the venue.
Course Take-Down on BikeBring your bike and helmet! With this job you get to ride the course after racing is over and pick up all the course marking materials. Itês a great way to end the day with a little exercise.

         
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