2019 Bike MS: Ride Across Minnesota

2019 Ride Across Minnesota Route Support

Volunteers make Bike MS: Ride Across Minnesota possible!

Each year, thousands of people across the country join the Bike MS volunteer team. From planning event details and calling past participants to providing safety and support for riders at the event, volunteers make Bike MS happen, and are the foundation of why Bike MS is the largest cycling fundraising event in the country.

Please choose your preferred volunteer shift(s)/activities from the list below.

The following volunteer shifts are for all route support. Please sign up for each day you will be at the event.

If volunteering more than one day, please follow the tabs along the top of the page to sign up for the appropriate volunteer shifts each day.

Further volunteer information will be sent via email 1-2 weeks prior to the event.

LEAD AND ROUTE SUPPORT MEETING: 6pm-7:30pm July 11, 2019

Committee meeting 5pm-6pm

PLEASE ATTEND FROM 6pm-7:30pm IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THESE ROLES!

Location of meeting: MS Society Office - 2829 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Lodging: When making lodging arrangements, please find accomodations outside of the host city, as many of our host cities have limited hotel/motel rooms. Please leave overnight city rooms for riders, as they do not have vehicles (easier transportation)! Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

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Communications Lead

Oversee communications of event volunteers. Assist with repairing equipment or software along the route, as needed. Relieve HAM radio operators, as needed. Current FCC-issued amateur radio licence required.

Along the Route 

07/22/2019
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
Gordy Hanson
Along the Route 

07/23/2019
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
Gordy Hanson
Along the Route 

07/24/2019
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
Gordy Hanson
Along the Route 

07/25/2019
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
Gordy Hanson
Along the Route 

07/26/2019
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
Gordy Hanson

Communications Co-Lead

Work with Communications Supervisor. Oversee communications of event volunteers. Assist with repairing equipment or software along the route, as needed. Relieve HAM radio operators, as needed. Current FCC-issued amateur radio licence required.

Along the Route 

07/22/2019
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
Kevin Dirks
Along the Route 

07/23/2019
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
Kevin Dirks
Along the Route 

07/24/2019
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
Kevin Dirks
Along the Route 

07/25/2019
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
Kevin Dirks
Along the Route 

07/26/2019
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
Kevin Dirks

First Aid - Overnight

Provide participants with basic medical attention. Proof of first aid/CPR certification (or higher) is required prior to the event.

Montevideo 

07/22/2019
(Mon, 7:00pm - 8:30am)
(2)

 
Ortonville 

07/22/2019
(Mon, 7:00pm - 8:30am)
(2)

 
Ortonville 

07/23/2019
(Tue, 7:00pm - 8:30am)
(2)

 
Benson 

07/24/2019
(Wed, 7:00pm - 8:30am)
(2)

 

HAM Radio Operators - Rest Stops/Start/Finish/Overnight Site

Coordinate with communications team and assist rest stop assistants, as able. Operators will be assigned by the route safety committee. Must have valid HAM radio license.

Along the Route 

07/22/2019
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(6)

 
2 of 6 slots filled
Linda Kammerer
Rest Stop 1
Peter (KC0TFB) Gamache
With trailer & 40ft mast
Along the Route 

07/23/2019
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(6)

 
2 of 6 slots filled
Linda Kammerer
Rest Stop 1
Peter (KC0TFB) Gamache
With trailer & 40ft mast
Along the Route 

07/24/2019
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(6)

 
2 of 6 slots filled
Linda Kammerer
Rest Stop 1
Peter (KC0TFB) Gamache
With trailer & 40ft mast
Along the Route 

07/25/2019
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(6)

 
2 of 6 slots filled
Linda Kammerer
Rest Stop 1
Peter (KC0TFB) Gamache
Pending availability
Along the Route 

07/26/2019
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(6)

 
2 of 6 slots filled
Linda Kammerer
Rest Stop 1
Peter (KC0TFB) Gamache
Pending availability

Incident Response Team

Respond to medical or bicycle mechanical calls along the route. Contact emergency services, as necessary. Proof of current first aid and CPR certification, driver's license, and automobile insurance required prior to event. Driver's training required.

Along the Route 

07/22/2019
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Danielle Tetrault-Winn
Along the Route 

07/23/2019
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Danielle Tetrault-Winn
Along the Route 

07/24/2019
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Danielle Tetrault-Winn
Along the Route 

07/25/2019
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 
All slots filled
Peggy Peters
Danielle Tetrault-Winn
Along the Route 

07/26/2019
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Danielle Tetrault-Winn

Intersection Safety

Help participants safely through intersections by stopping them when necessary. Instruct participants to obey all traffic laws.

Along the Route 

07/22/2019
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(11)

 
6 of 11 slots filled
Wally Kirchoff
Gayle Fordice
Samantha Newcomb
Kelly Dankers
Tim Georgi
Kevin Courtney
Along the Route 

07/23/2019
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(11)

 
6 of 11 slots filled
Wally Kirchoff
Gayle Fordice
Samantha Newcomb
Kelly Dankers
Tim Georgi
Kevin Courtney
Along the Route 

07/24/2019
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(11)

 
6 of 11 slots filled
Wally Kirchoff
Gayle Fordice
Samantha Newcomb
Kelly Dankers
Tim Georgi
Kevin Courtney
Along the Route 

07/25/2019
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(11)

 
5 of 11 slots filled
Wally Kirchoff
Gayle Fordice
Samantha Newcomb
Kelly Dankers
Tim Georgi
Along the Route 

07/26/2019
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(11)

 
5 of 11 slots filled
Wally Kirchoff
Gayle Fordice
Samantha Newcomb
Kelly Dankers
Tim Georgi

Luggage Truck Driver

Requires background check and providing proof of current driver's license and automobile insurance. Copies of license and insurance may be sent to [email protected]

Willmar 

07/21/2019
(Sun, 2:30pm - 4:00pm)

 
Larry Narveson
Willmar/Montevideo 

07/22/2019
(Mon, 5:00am - 11:00am)

 
Larry Narveson
Montevideo/Ortonville 

07/23/2019
(Tue, 5:00am - 11:00am)

 
Larry Narveson
Ortonville/Benson 

07/25/2019
(Thu, 5:00am - 11:00am)

 
Larry Narveson
Benson/Willmar 

07/26/2019
(Fri, 5:00am - 3:00pm)

 
Larry Narveson

Motorcycle Escort

Patrol route and assist participants with basic first aid or bike repairs (ex: flat tire). Background check, motorcycle license, and vehicle insurance required prior to event. Helmet required.

Along the Route 

07/22/2019
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(12)

 
6 of 12 slots filled
Neil Anderson
Steve Garcia
Jim Kennedy
Donald Woodhall
Timothy Davich
Teri Kennedy
Along the Route 

07/23/2019
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(12)

 
6 of 12 slots filled
Neil Anderson
Steve Garcia
Jim Kennedy
Donald Woodhall
Timothy Davich
Teri Kennedy
Along the Route 

07/24/2019
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(12)

 
6 of 12 slots filled
Neil Anderson
Steve Garcia
Jim Kennedy
Donald Woodhall
Timothy Davich
Teri Kennedy
Along the Route 

07/25/2019
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(12)

 
6 of 12 slots filled
Neil Anderson
Steve Garcia
Jim Kennedy
Donald Woodhall
Timothy Davich
Teri Kennedy
Along the Route 

07/26/2019
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(12)

 
6 of 12 slots filled
Neil Anderson
Steve Garcia
Jim Kennedy
Donald Woodhall
Timothy Davich
Teri Kennedy

Net Control Lead

Answer phone calls from participants in need of assistance. Coordinate SAGs and HAM radio operators. Serve as liaison between communications volunteers and staff. Contact emergency services, as needed.

Along the Route 

07/22/2019
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
Jim Hammock
Along the Route 

07/23/2019
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
Jim Hammock
Along the Route 

07/24/2019
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
Jim Hammock
Along the Route 

07/25/2019
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
Jim Hammock
Along the Route 

07/26/2019
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
Jim Hammock

Net Control Volunteers

Volunteers with County Emergency Operation Centers (EOCs): Please add your county to the "comment" box as you register.

Along the Route 

07/22/2019
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(3)

 
Along the Route 

07/23/2019
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(3)

 
Along the Route 

07/24/2019
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(3)

 
Along the Route 

07/25/2019
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(3)

 
Along the Route 

07/26/2019
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(3)

 

Rest Stop Coordinator

Pre-event: meet with staff and rest stop supervisors for training. During event: ensure rest stop needs are met. Provide extra supplies and assistance, as needed.

Along the Route 

07/22/2019
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
Jim Daly
Along the Route 

07/23/2019
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
Jim Daly
Along the Route 

07/24/2019
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
Jim Daly
Along the Route 

07/25/2019
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
Jim Daly
Along the Route 

07/26/2019
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
Jim Daly

Rest Stop 1 Truck Driver

Drive the supply truck for rest stop 1 each day of the ride. Times each day will vary, based on the rest stop. Must provide copy of license, copy of insurance, and pass background check (online link will be sent).

Along the Route 

07/22/2019 (Mon.)

 
Along the Route 

07/23/2019 (Tue.)

 
Paul Sickler
Will take over Monday afternoon
Along the Route 

07/24/2019 (Wed.)

 
Paul Sickler
Along the Route 

07/25/2019 (Thu.)

 
Paul Sickler
Along the Route 

07/26/2019 (Fri.)

 
Paul Sickler

Rest Stop 2 Truck Driver

Drive the supply truck for rest stop 2 each day of the ride. Times each day will vary, based on the rest stop. Must provide copy of license, copy of insurance, and pass background check (online link will be sent).

Along the Route 

07/22/2019 (Mon.)

 
Along the Route 

07/23/2019 (Tue.)

 
Along the Route 

07/24/2019 (Wed.)

 
Along the Route 

07/25/2019 (Thu.)

 
Along the Route 

07/26/2019 (Fri.)

 

Rest Stop 3 Truck Driver

Drive the supply truck for rest stop 3 each day of the ride. Times each day will vary, based on the rest stop. Must provide copy of license, copy of insurance, and pass background check (online link will be sent).

Along the Route 

07/22/2019 (Mon.)

 
Along the Route 

07/23/2019 (Tue.)

 
Along the Route 

07/24/2019 (Wed.)

 
Along the Route 

07/25/2019 (Thu.)

 
Along the Route 

07/26/2019 (Fri.)

 

Rest Stop 4 Truck Driver

Drive the supply truck for rest stop 4 each day of the ride. Times each day will vary, based on the rest stop. Must provide copy of license, copy of insurance, and pass background check (online link will be sent).

Along the Route 

07/22/2019 (Mon.)

 
Along the Route 

07/23/2019 (Tue.)

 
Along the Route 

07/24/2019 (Wed.)

 
Along the Route 

07/25/2019 (Thu.)

 
Along the Route 

07/26/2019 (Fri.)

 

Eyes on the Trail

Licensed amateur radio operator biking the ride.

Along the Route 

07/22/2019
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
Along the Route 

07/23/2019
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
Along the Route 

07/24/2019
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
Along the Route 

07/25/2019
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
Along the Route 

07/26/2019
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 

Ride Marshal

Ride Marshals must be 18 years of age, first aid certified, aware of traffic and bike laws, and be willing to work with fellow cyclists to promote safe cycling. All new ride marshals must have prior approval from the ride marshal captains.

Along the Route 

07/22/2019
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(20)

 
13 of 20 slots filled
Bob Kunze
Craig Hanson
Co-Leader
Jonathan Lord
James Jutz
Marina Lim
Ken Cowles (2)
Riding w/Kirsten Anderson
Steve Reynolds
Ed Jacobson
David Johnson
PAUL WILSON
Don Ramler
Mike Durkin
Along the Route 

07/23/2019
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(20)

 
13 of 20 slots filled
Bob Kunze
Craig Hanson
Co-Leader
Jonathan Lord
James Jutz
Marina Lim
Ken Cowles (2)
Riding w/Kirsten
Steve Reynolds
Ed Jacobson Jacobson
David Johnson
PAUL WILSON
Don Ramler
Mike Durkin
Along the Route 

07/24/2019
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(20)

 
11 of 20 slots filled
Bob Kunze
Craig Hanson
Co-Leader
Jonathan Lord
James Jutz
Marina Lim
Steve Reynolds
Ed Jacobson Jacobson
David Johnson
PAUL WILSON
Don Ramler
Mike Durkin
Along the Route 

07/25/2019
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(20)

 
13 of 20 slots filled
Bob Kunze
Craig Hanson
Co-Leader
Jonathan Lord
James Jutz
Marina Lim
Ken Cowles (2)
Riding w/Kirsten Anderson
Steve Reynolds
Ed Jacobson Jacobson
David Johnson
PAUL WILSON
Don Ramler
Mike Durkin
Along the Route 

07/26/2019
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(20)

 
13 of 20 slots filled
Bob Kunze
Craig Hanson
Co-Leader
Jonathan Lord
James Jutz
Marina Lim
Ken Cowles (2)
Riding w/Kirsten
Steve Reynolds
Ed Jacobson Jacobson
David Johnson
PAUL WILSON
Don Ramler
Mike Durkin

Route Marking

Shift times TBD. Needed Sunday to Tuesday morning. Further details about process to come after registration. Activities Include: Marking event route with signage to indicate the direction participants should follow.

Along the Route 

07/21/2019 (Sun.) (2)

 
Along the Route 

07/22/2019 (Mon.) (2)

 
Along the Route 

07/23/2019 (Tue.) (2)

 

Route Marking

Shift times TBD. Needed Tuesday afternoon to Thursday. Further details about process to come after registration.

Along the Route 

07/23/2019 (Tue.) (2)

 
Along the Route 

07/24/2019 (Wed.) (2)

 
Along the Route 

07/25/2019 (Thu.) (2)

 

Route Photographer

Activities include: Using personal photography equipment, capture event including team photos, start & finish line photos, route photos, & festival area photos.

Along the Route 

07/22/2019
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 
Along the Route 

07/23/2019
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 
Along the Route 

07/24/2019
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 
Along the Route 

07/25/2019
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 
Along the Route 

07/26/2019
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 

SAG Navigator

Formerly "SAG Assistant". Assist SAG Driver with navigation and communications. Either Driver or Assistant will be a licensed amateur radio operator and assigned by the route safety committee.

Along the Route 

07/22/2019
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(4)

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Ethan Meirovitz
Ride with Mike Miller
Keonne Palmer
Ride with Anthony Hirman
Along the Route 

07/23/2019
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(4)

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Ethan Meirovitz
Ride with Mike Miller
Keonne Palmer
Ride with Anthony Hirman
Along the Route 

07/24/2019
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(4)

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Ethan Meirovitz
Ride with Mike Miller
Keonne Palmer
Ride with Anthony Hirman
Along the Route 

07/25/2019
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(4)

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Ethan Meirovitz
Ride with Mike Miller
Keonne Palmer
Ride with Anthony Hirman
Along the Route 

07/26/2019
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(4)

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Ethan Meirovitz
Ride with Mike Miller
Keonne Palmer
Ride with Anthony Hirman

SAG Driver

Each driver will be assigned a section of the route to ensure the safety of our cyclists. Requires driving a passenger van, background check, and providing proof of current driver's license and insurance. Assignments made by route safety committee.

Along the Route 

07/22/2019
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(4)

 
All slots filled
Pamela Hammock
Timothy Arimond
SAG Com equipment setup and tear down in vans
Michael Miller
Anthony Hirman
Along the Route 

07/23/2019
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(4)

 
All slots filled
Pamela Hammock
Timothy Arimond
SAG Com equipment setup and tear down in vans
Michael Miller
Anthony Hirman
Along the Route 

07/24/2019
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(4)

 
All slots filled
Pamela Hammock
Timothy Arimond
SAG Com equipment setup and tear down in vans
Michael Miller
Anthony Hirman
Along the Route 

07/25/2019
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(4)

 
All slots filled
Pamela Hammock
Timothy Arimond
SAG Com equipment setup and tear down in vans
Michael Miller
Anthony Hirman
Along the Route 

07/26/2019
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(4)

 
All slots filled
Pamela Hammock
Timothy Arimond
SAG Com equipment setup and tear down in vans
Michael Miller
Anthony Hirman

SAG Sweep

FILLED: Barb and Hayley. As a SAG Sweep you will follow the last group of cyclist to ensure the safety of our cyclist. Requires driving a passenger van- background check, provide proof of current driver's license and insurance

Along the Route 

07/22/2019
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 
All slots filled
Barb Hanson (2)
Haley - contact [email protected] to register
Along the Route 

07/23/2019
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 
All slots filled
Barb Hanson (2)
Haley - contact [email protected] to register
Along the Route 

07/24/2019
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 
All slots filled
Barb Hanson (2)
Haley - contact [email protected] to register
Along the Route 

07/25/2019
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 
All slots filled
Barb Hanson (2)
Haley - contact [email protected] to register
Along the Route 

07/26/2019
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 
All slots filled
Barb Hanson (2)
Haley - contact [email protected] to register
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