Midnight Marathon Ride 2018!
Welcome to volunteer signups for 2018! Midnight Marathon Ride is completely volunteer run and could not happen without help from generous people like you volunteering their time to make the night fun and awesome for everyone. Please check out the descriptions for different roles below and sign up for any shifts you'd like to help with.
Below is a summary of roles, and fore more detailed info check out volunteer handbook for everything you need to know about volunteer roles
====VOLUNTEER ROLES (SUMMARY)======:
Volunteer Handbook with detailed descriptions ==>: https://tinyurl.com/mmr2018volunteers <=====
1. Bike Delivery Team:
This team will help check people in with tickets, and facilitate loading at Binford St. in Boston and unloading at Southborough Station in Southborough. We are hiring professional movers to actually lift and load bikes.
2. Noise Control:
Every year we receive noise complaints from people who live on the route and people staying at hotels at the end of the route trying to get some sleep before running the actual marathon. Your job will be to make sure noise stays at a reasonable level at the start and finish lines so these people will be able to sleep.
3. Safety and Turn Marshals:
You and your turn or track teams will ride ahead of the pack by leaving the train station as soon as people begin to unload and head to the train tracks, then use bike lights and finest dance skills to wave people to SLOW DOWN for train tracks and turns up ahead. When the sweep caboose team arrives, you are relieved of your duties and you join the ride with the sweep team! You will have company for this, so you won’t be alone out there. The more the merrier! Music speakers and extra warm clothing make this role a LOT more fun.
4. Sweep Team Caboose:
This team will ride REALLY slowly in the back and roll into the finish around 4-5am. They have two functions: 1. Help people who are stuck with flats or need a lift home, and 2. to pick up the rest of the train tracks, noise, and turn teams)
5. Ride Counter:
Can also be a turn marshal, but needs to stay out for the entire length of the ride and click a counter as riders go by. Receives all perks listed below, plus we will give you a nifty click counter you’ll get to keep!
ALL VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE (you must sign up for and complete at least 1 shift)
* 1x FREE Ticket for bike delivery (a $30 value!)
* 1x FREE Commuter Rail Ticket (Zone 6) from South Station to Southborough.
* 1x reflective safety vest
* 1x foam flashing LED rainbow-colored safety wand
* An invitation to our volunteer appreciation party 1-2 weeks after the ride.
Originator, Midnight Marathon Bike Ride
If you have questions, please get in touch with us at MidnightMarathonRide@gmail.com
*Event website: www.midnightmarathon.org
*Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/midnightmarathonbikeride/