Looking for a different way to support Velocity?
Join us as a Volunteer on Ride Day—October 6.


Choose from one of the following Volunteer positions: Start/Finish, Rest Stops, and Road Crew. Below are role descriptions. If you have further questions, contact us at volunteer@velocityride.org.

Start/Finish and Rest Stop Volunteers: 

Start/Finish and Rest Stop Volunteers must be 16 or older and will assist with:

  • Set up
  • Traffic and safety
  • Gear check
  • Cheering on our riders
  • Distribution of food and beverage (Rest Stops only)

Final rest stop locations and shift times will be confirmed closer to the event.

Road Crew:

Route Closure Assistant

  • 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

  • Drives the official event vehicle with a staff member while following last rider and offering assistance where needed
  • Always remain behind the last rider
  • Must have valid drivers license
  • Must be able to lift up to 20lbs

Motorcycle Safety

  • 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

  • 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

Benefits and Fundraising

All Volunteers will receive a t-shirt on Ride Day and complimentary food and beverages.

While Volunteers do not have fundraising commitments, we encourage you to fundraise! After you register, you’ll receive a personalized fundraising page and participant dashboard with access to sample communications and fundraising resources. Our Volunteers have continually gone above and beyond to support Columbia’s mission to end cancer, and we hope you will too!


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