2020 Bike MS: Ride Across Minnesota

2020 Ride Across Minnesota Route Support

Join others making a difference by volunteering your time and talents to help stop MS in our lifetime.

From encouraging participants and providing refreshments, to providing safety and support for riders along the route, we have something for everyone. Thank you for volunteering!

To volunteer for Bike MS: Ride Across Minnesota, July 26-31, 2020:

  • Choose your preferred volunteer shift(s) from the list below (other roles may be found in the tabs above)
  • 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.
  • We welcome individual volunteers and volunteer groups of all sizes
  • Assignment emails and further details will be sent via email 7-10 days prior to the event

AGE REQUIREMENTS

  • Under the age of 18 must have a signature from a parent or legal guardian on their paper volunteer consent form.
  • Paper consent forms will be sent to youth volunteers prior to the event, and available at Volunteer Check-In and each Rest Stop.

LEAD AND ROUTE SUPPORT MEETING: Time, Date, and Location TBA via email.

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Created by:   Cristy Evangelista & Jessica Blosberg
 
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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 

07/27/2020
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
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07/28/2020
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
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07/29/2020
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
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07/30/2020
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
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07/31/2020
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 

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 

07/27/2020
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
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07/28/2020
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
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07/29/2020
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
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07/30/2020
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
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07/31/2020
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 

Eyes on the Trail

Licensed amateur radio operator biking the ride.

Along the Route 

07/27/2020
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
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07/28/2020
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
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07/29/2020
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
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07/30/2020
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
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07/31/2020
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 

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 

07/27/2020
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(12)

 
4 of 12 slots filled
Brian Lakeman
RS1 with Keith
jim gustafson
start/finish
George Power
prefer working w Jim Gustafson
Keith Lakeman
Rest stop 1 with Brian
Along the Route 

07/28/2020
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(12)

 
4 of 12 slots filled
Brian Lakeman
RS1 with Keith
jim gustafson
start/finish
George Power
prefer working w Jim Gustafson
Keith Lakeman
Rest stop 1 with Brian
Along the Route 

07/29/2020
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(12)

 
4 of 12 slots filled
Brian Lakeman
RS1 with Keith
jim gustafson
start/finish
George Power
prefer working w Jim Gustafson
Keith Lakeman
Rest stop 1 with Brian
Along the Route 

07/30/2020
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(12)

 
4 of 12 slots filled
Brian Lakeman
RS1 with Keith
jim gustafson
start/finish
George Power
prefer working w Jim Gustafson
Keith Lakeman
Rest stop 1 with Brian
Along the Route 

07/31/2020
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(12)

 
4 of 12 slots filled
Brian Lakeman
RS1 with Keith
jim gustafson
start/finish
George Power
prefer working w Jim Gustafson
Keith Lakeman
Rest stop 1 with Brian

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 

07/27/2020
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 
Along the Route 

07/28/2020
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 
Along the Route 

07/29/2020
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 
Along the Route 

07/30/2020
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 
Along the Route 

07/31/2020
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 

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 

07/27/2020
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
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07/28/2020
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
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07/29/2020
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
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07/30/2020
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
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07/31/2020
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 

Net Control Volunteers

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

Along the Route 

07/27/2020
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(3)

 
Along the Route 

07/28/2020
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(3)

 
Along the Route 

07/29/2020
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(3)

 
Along the Route 

07/30/2020
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(3)

 
Along the Route 

07/31/2020
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(3)

 

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]

Rochester 

07/26/2020
(Sun, 2:30pm - 4:00pm)

 
Larry Narveson
Rochester/Preston 

07/27/2020
(Mon, 5:00am - 11:00am)

 
Larry Narveson
Preston/Austin 

07/28/2020
(Tue, 5:00am - 11:00am)

 
Larry Narveson
Austin/Pine Island 

07/30/2020
(Thu, 5:00am - 11:00am)

 
Larry Narveson
Pine Island/Rochester 

07/31/2020
(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 

07/27/2020
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(12)

 
7 of 12 slots filled
Neil Anderson
Don Woodhall
Steve Garcia
Craig Claude
Tony Hutar
James Kennedy
Terilyn Kennedy
Along the Route 

07/28/2020
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(12)

 
7 of 12 slots filled
Neil Anderson
Don Woodhall
Steve Garcia
Craig Claude
Tony Hutar
James Kennedy
Terilyn Kennedy
Along the Route 

07/29/2020
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(12)

 
7 of 12 slots filled
Neil Anderson
Don Woodhall
Steve Garcia
Craig Claude
Tony Hutar
James Kennedy
Terilyn Kennedy
Along the Route 

07/30/2020
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(12)

 
7 of 12 slots filled
Neil Anderson
Don Woodhall
Steve Garcia
Craig Claude
Tony Hutar
James Kennedy
Terilyn Kennedy
Along the Route 

07/31/2020
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(12)

 
7 of 12 slots filled
Neil Anderson
Don Woodhall
Steve Garcia
Craig Claude
Tony Hutar
James Kennedy
Terilyn Kennedy

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 

07/27/2020
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
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07/28/2020
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
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07/29/2020
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
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07/30/2020
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 
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07/31/2020
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)

 

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 

07/27/2020 (Mon.)

 
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07/28/2020 (Tue.)

 
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07/29/2020 (Wed.)

 
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07/30/2020 (Thu.)

 
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07/31/2020 (Fri.)

 

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 

07/27/2020 (Mon.)

 
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07/28/2020 (Tue.)

 
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07/29/2020 (Wed.)

 
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07/30/2020 (Thu.)

 
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07/31/2020 (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 

07/27/2020 (Mon.)

 
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07/28/2020 (Tue.)

 
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07/29/2020 (Wed.)

 
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07/30/2020 (Thu.)

 
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07/31/2020 (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 

07/27/2020 (Mon.)

 
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07/28/2020 (Tue.)

 
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07/29/2020 (Wed.)

 
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07/30/2020 (Thu.)

 
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07/31/2020 (Fri.)

 

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 

07/27/2020
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(20)

 
11 of 20 slots filled
Craig Hanson
David Johnson
Paul Wilson
Marina Lim
Bob Kunze
Steve Reynolds
Dennis Siemsen
Don Ramler
terri myers
Ken Cowles (2)
Ken and Kirsten together
Along the Route 

07/28/2020
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(20)

 
11 of 20 slots filled
Craig Hanson
David Johnson
Paul Wilson
Marina Lim
Bob Kunze
Steve Reynolds
Dennis Siemsen
Don Ramler
terri myers
Ken Cowles (2)
Ken and Kirsten together
Along the Route 

07/29/2020
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(20)

 
11 of 20 slots filled
Craig Hanson
David Johnson
Paul Wilson
Marina Lim
Bob Kunze
Steve Reynolds
Dennis Siemsen
Don Ramler
terri myers
Ken Cowles (2)
Ken and Kirsten together
Along the Route 

07/30/2020
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(20)

 
11 of 20 slots filled
Craig Hanson
David Johnson
Paul Wilson
Marina Lim
Bob Kunze
Steve Reynolds
Dennis Siemsen
Don Ramler
terri myers
Ken Cowles (2)
Ken and Kirsten together
Along the Route 

07/31/2020
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(20)

 
11 of 20 slots filled
Craig Hanson
David Johnson
Paul Wilson
Marina Lim
Bob Kunze
Steve Reynolds
Dennis Siemsen
Don Ramler
terri myers
Ken Cowles (2)
Ken and Kirsten together

Route Marshal

Stationed at assigned points along the route, encourage riders and alert them of upcoming areas to be mindful of (rest stop ahead, sharp turns, sudden hills, etc.). Volunteers will not be at intersections. Volunteers may be along bicycle trail or road.

Along the Route 

07/27/2020
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(5)

 
3 of 5 slots filled
Ruth Brandel
Wally Kirchoff
Gayle Fordice
Along the Route 

07/28/2020
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(5)

 
3 of 5 slots filled
Ruth Brandel
Wally Kirchoff
Gayle Fordice
Along the Route 

07/29/2020
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(5)

 
3 of 5 slots filled
Ruth Brandel
Wally Kirchoff
Gayle Fordice
Along the Route 

07/30/2020
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(5)

 
3 of 5 slots filled
Ruth Brandel
Wally Kirchoff
Gayle Fordice
Along the Route 

07/31/2020
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(8)

 
3 of 8 slots filled
Gayle Fordice
Ruth Brandel
Wally Kirchoff

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 

07/27/2020
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 
Along the Route 

07/28/2020
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 
Along the Route 

07/29/2020
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 
Along the Route 

07/30/2020
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 
Along the Route 

07/31/2020
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 

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 

07/27/2020
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(4)

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Michael Miller
Anthony Hirman
Along the Route 

07/28/2020
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(4)

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Michael Miller
Anthony Hirman
Along the Route 

07/29/2020
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(4)

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Michael Miller
Anthony Hirman
Along the Route 

07/30/2020
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(4)

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Michael Miller
Anthony Hirman
Along the Route 

07/31/2020
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(4)

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Michael Miller
Anthony Hirman

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 

07/27/2020
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(4)

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Don Kelly
Along the Route 

07/28/2020
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(4)

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Don Kelly
Along the Route 

07/29/2020
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(4)

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Don Kelly
Along the Route 

07/30/2020
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(4)

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Don Kelly
Along the Route 

07/31/2020
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(4)

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Don Kelly

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 

07/27/2020
(Mon, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 
Along the Route 

07/28/2020
(Tue, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 
Along the Route 

07/29/2020
(Wed, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 
Along the Route 

07/30/2020
(Thu, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 
Along the Route 

07/31/2020
(Fri, 6:00am - 6:00pm)
(2)

 
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