Looking for a different way to support Velocity? We’d love to have you join us as a Volunteer on Velocity Day—October 2. Velocity Day is a moving celebration honoring our community and its commitment to solving cancer. The Ride would not be possible without the dedication and support of so many volunteers.

To join us, choose from one of the following volunteer opportunities: Start Line/Rest Stop, Finish Line, and Road Crew. 

If you’re able to commit to the entire day and are 18 or older, please register as a Road Crew Volunteer. Start Line, Rest Stop and Finish Line Volunteers must be 16 or older and commit to shorter shifts on the day of the event at one of our two Start Areas/Rest Stops or the Finish Line.

Below are job descriptions for all volunteer types. Please note that times listed below are approximate and may be subject to change. If you have further questions, contact us at [email protected].



Start Line/Rest Stop and Finish Line Volunteers Click to see more.

Start Line/Rest Stop and Finish Line Volunteers will assist with set up, distribution of food and beverage, traffic and safety, gear check, and cheering on our riders. Volunteers will be assigned their volunteer role event morning.  Volunteers can choose from one of three locations. Shift times vary per location (hours to be confirmed closer to the event):

  • Finish Line at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (11:00am - 6:00pm)
  • 62.5 Mile Start Area in Pomona, NY (6:00am - 11:00am)
  • 25 Mile Start Area in Orangeburg, NY (9:00am - 2:30pm)

Road Crew Job Descriptions Click to see more 

Route Closure Assistant

  • Shift time:  8:00am – 3:30pm
  • Drive route closure staff monitoring route
  • Work with rest stop teams to close rest stops according to schedule
  • Drive official event vehicle; no personal vehicles allowed
  • Must have valid drivers license
  • Must be able to lift up to 20lbs

Caboose Assistant

  • Shift time:  8:00am – 3:30pm
  • Drive staff member and follow last rider on course and offer assistance where needed
  • Always remain behind the last rider
  • Drive official event vehicle, no personal vehicles allowed
  • Must have valid drivers license
  • Must be able to lift up to 20lbs

Motorcycle Safety

  • Shift time:  8:00am – 3:30pm
  • Work with staff and local law enforcement to guarantee safe passage for riders during the event
  • Assist at difficult intersections and other locations as requested
  • Motosafety serves as a second set of eyes for riders, directs riders only and in no way directs vehicle traffic
  • Must hold a valid motorcycle license and provide their own motorcycle and helmet

Bike Marshal

  • Shift time:  8:00am – 3:30pm
  • Rides the route ensuring rider safety
  • Provides cautionary information and general inspiration
  • Must be an avid cyclist, experienced in leading groups, and have a basic knowledge of bike fixes
  • Must provide their own bike and wear an ANSI certified helmet at all times

Volunteer Benefits Click to see more.

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