Volunteer

Volunteer to support the 2014 Colorado League Race Season. Sign up for a race weekend below.Race day would not be possible without the incredible work of our volunteers! It takes a “village” to put on quality youth mountain bike races. Many parents and cycling enthusiasts find that getting involved with race production is a fun and rewarding experience.We have venue and course set-up opportunities the Saturday before each race, and of course, many volunteer opportunities on race day (Sunday).

 

Please review the positions and shifts below and become part of our community by signing up to volunteer. 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 2014 Race Team Assignments is HERE.

                                                                                                                                                                  
 CONTACT VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Shawna Lanham ready to get you rolling!

Shawna Volunteer

Race #1 September 6-7
Snow Mountain Ranch Stampede
Granby
Race #2 September 20-21Cloud City Challenge
Leadville
Race #3 October 4-5Peaceful Valley Invitational
Elbert
Race #4 October 18-19Haymeadow Classic
State Championships
Eagle
Please note: Exact shift times are approximate and may differ slightly from race to race. All volunteers will receive time confirmations by email.

Saturday Positions

Venue Set-UpVideo
http://vimeo.com/48866699
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.
Shift 19:00AM to 1:00PM
Shift 21:00PM to 4:30PM
Course SettingVideo
http://vimeo.com/48865699
Bring your bike and helmet! You'll be marking the course with yellow signage and ribbon to ensure riders stay en route.
Shift 19:00AM to 1:00PM
Shift 21:00PM to 4:30PM
Pre-Ride Registration Pick-UpGreet riders as they arrive to pre-ride the course and distribute registration packets.
Shift 11:00PM to 4:00PM

Sunday Positions

ParkingVideo
http://vimeo.com/48866709
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.
Shift 16:45AM - 9:00AM
Shift 28:45AM - 11:00AM
Shift 310:45AM - 1:00PM
RegistrationVideo
http://vimeo.com/48899310
Help pass out registration packets to coaches and independent riders. Process is not complicated but attention to detail is important. Ensure nervous racers smile at least once!
Shift 17:30AM - 10:30AM
Shift 210:15AM - 1:15PM
Timing Chip DistributionPass out timing chips to excited and anxious racers. Attention to detail, friendly, and organized are important for this position.
Shift 17:30AM - 10:30AM
Shift 210:15AM - 1:15PM
Merchandise TentThe League has things to sell like shirts, jerseys and hats.
Shift 17:30AM - 9:45AM
Shift 29:30AM - 1:00PM
Shift 312:45PM - 3:30PM
Volunteer Coordinator AssistantAssist with getting volunteers checked in and oriented to their task. This area is hopping with willing folks who need guidance.
Shift 17:00AM - 10:00AM
Shift 210:00AM - 1:00PM
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.
Shift 17:30AM - 9:45AM
Shift 29:30AM - 1:00PM
Shift 312:45PM - 3:30PM
Announcing AssistantVideo
http://vimeo.com/48898921
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.
Shift 19:00AM - 12:00PM
Shift 211:45PM - 2:45PM
ScoringVideo
http://vimeo.com/48867948
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.
Shift 19:00AM - 12:15PM
Shift 212:00PM - 3:30PM
Finish Line SupportVideo
http://vimeo.com/48866686
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.
Shift 19:15AM - 12:15PM
Shift 212:00PM - 3:30PM
Course MarshalVideo
http://vimeo.com/48898922
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 everyoe is safe and going the right way. Radios are provided to communicate any problems or ineries. 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.
Shift 17:30AM - 12:00PM
Shift 211:15AM - 3:30PM
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.
Shift 18:30AM - 12:00PM
Shift 211:45AM - 3:30PM
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.
Wave 18:45AM - 9:15AM
Wave 210:45AM - 11:30AM
Wave 312:30PM - 1:00PM
Wave 41:55PM - 2:30PM
Course SweepVideo
http://vimeo.com/48867955
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.
Wave 18:45AM - 11:00AM
Wave 210:45AM - 12:30PM
Wave 311:45AM - 2:30PM
Wave 41:55 PM - 3:30 PM
Feed ZoneVideo
http://vimeo.com/48898922
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.
Shift 19:30AM - 12:00 PM
Shift 212:00PM - 2:30 PM
Venue Take-DownAs soon as the last JV or Varsity rider is off the course, we start takedown and clean up of the venue.
Shift 12:30PM - 5:00PMBreak for awards ceremony
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.
Shift 13:00PM - 5:00PM

         
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