Volunteer Information and Sign-up
Hello and welcome to the Hillsboro Tour de Parks. The Washington County Bicycle Transportation Coalition and its affiliates extend a big thank you to all of you who have given up time to volunteer for this event. As a Tour de Parks volunteer you have the opportunity to meet and to help many of the cyclists here today as well as make a positive impact on the event itself. Please take time to read the responsibilities for your volunteer position. If you have any questions, we want to hear from you to ensure you get the information you need and enjoy your time volunteering. We couldn't do this without your diligence and support so thank you in advance!
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The main responsibility of a registration volunteer is to register cyclists and gather liability waivers from all cyclists. The duties will include answering questions cyclists or other attendees may have, and assigning cyclists their colored wristbands. Please be cheerful, kind, and courteous to everyone attending this event.
Registration volunteers are needed for 2 hour shifts between 8:30 and 10:30 AM, including training.
Course marshal volunteers will wear yellow t-shirts provided at the check-in area. They will control bicycle traffic, but do not have authority to interfere with motor vehicle traffic. Course marshals will have to direct cyclists at stop signs and intersections, and direct cyclists to their proper routes. Marshals will have their location assignment handed out to them on the day of the ride and by email or phone calls where possible.
Course Marshals are needed from 10:00 AM until noon or when released by ride sweepers.
Ride-along volunteers will wear yellow t-shirts for the ride. The t-shirts will be handed out at the volunteer check-in area. Ride-along volunteers must also role model proper hand signals and other rules of the road. If a cyclist is riding hazardously, then politely give the rider a warning. If someone repeatedly disregards the well-being of himself/herself or others, please contact the SAG support number as soon as possible.
Ride-along volunteers are needed from 10:00 AM until noon, or whenever the Sweep appears. Must have your own bike and helmet.
Ride Sweeps are cyclists that make up the last riders of the route. Their task is to make sure no rider is left behind, has mechanical problems or otherwise cannot continue. Details on how to handle such situations will be provided to those volunteers.
The Ride Sweeps will be needed from about 10:30 AM until noon, depending on when the last rider starts the ride. Must have your own bike and helmet.
Park Hosts will greet riders as they enter each park. Park hosts should be able to direct riders on the best route through the park and to amenities such as restrooms or water stations. Park Hosts will also be responsible for cleaning up their assigned area after they are released by the Sweep.
Park Hosts are needed from 10:00 AM until noon or when released by ride Sweep.
Bike Parking Hosts. Bike Parking Hosts will check bikes in and out of the bike corral. They will make sure the owner fills out the claim ticket legibly.