Bike MS

National MS Society, Michigan Chapter

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Volunteer

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a collective of passionate individuals, moving together to create a world free of MS. The success of Bike MS depends on volunteers like you! Each volunteer’s contribution, large or small, is critical to the success of the event. Volunteers provide key support to Bike MS all year, from serving on planning committees, calling past participants to providing safety for our riders and overall support at the event. Volunteers are the helping hands that make the event possible! When you join the Bike MS Volunteer Team, you become a part of Bike MS. Together we will provide support, raise money, have fun, and make a difference in the lives of people living with MS. For more information, please contact Christopher Rowe at 248-936-0362 or Christopher.Rowe@nmss.org

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in participating as a volunteer. There are many volunteer opportunities at Bike MS; families, corporate groups and individuals are encouraged and welcome to participate. Some volunteer positions require a criminal and/or DMV background check. Below are some examples of Bike MS volunteer opportunities.

Amateur Radio/HAM Operators

Provide communications during the ride.

 


Intersection Safety

Monitor intersections with heavy traffic, check well-being of riders, and respond to emergencies.


Tour Leader

Cyclists monitor route and give guidance on rider safety, etiquette, and emergencies.


Housing

Assign riders to reserve rooms.


Teams

Assist with team photos and team tent area.


Rest Stops/Lunch Stops

Set up, take down and man rest stops and lunch stops.


Site Set Up & Tear Down

Load and unload supplies and equipment, set up and take down. Moderate to heavy lifting may be required.


Food Service

Serve tasty food to hungry cyclists at the overnight and/or finish line.


Hydration Station

Stock and serve water and sports drinks to participants at the start/finish.


Luggage Team

Assist with luggage loading, storage and retrieval at Start Line, Overnight and Finish Line locations. Moderate to heavy lifting is required.


Medical Team

This team of certified medical professionals (EMTs, paramedics and nurses) administers first aid at rest stops, lunch stops and main sites.


Motorcycle Marshal

Patrol the route, assist with traffic control, check well-being of riders, and respond to emergencies and traffic situations.


Participant Check-in/Registration

Distribute rider packets, T-shirts and goodie bags to participants.


Planning Committee

Help to plan and organize the Bike MS event.


Photographer

Take photos of teams and cyclists along the route.


SAG Drivers

Drive Support and Gear (SAG) vehicles. Moderate lifting may be required.


Finsih Line

Entertainment, massages, and cheering squad at overnight or finish line.


Supply Truck Drivers & Assistants

Drive, load and unload trucks and vans carrying supplies, ice and refrigerated items. Moderate to heavy lifting may be required. Drivers with commercial licenses preferred.


Warehouse Team

Organize supplies, assist with inventory and load trucks the week prior to the event. Moderate to heavy lifting required.

VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISING

Volunteers can raise funds too! Bike MS volunteers have access to a variety of great fundraising tools. When you register online, you may access your Participant Center where you can set a fundraising goal, update your personal page to share your story with others, e-mail supporters, track your progress and qualify for great fundraising prizes!

VOLUNTEER CONTACT

If you would like more information about fundraising or volunteering at the Bike MS, please contact us at

 

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