The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a collective of passionate individuals, moving together to create a world free of MS. The success of Bike MS depends on volunteers like you! Each volunteer’s contribution, large or small, is critical to the success of the event. Volunteers provide key support to Bike MS all year, from serving on planning committees, calling past participants to providing safety for our riders and overall support at the event. Volunteers are the helping hands that make the event possible! When you join the Bike MS Volunteer Team, you become a part of Bike MS. Together we will provide support, raise money, have fun, and make a difference in the lives of people living with MS.
Thank you for your interest in participating as a volunteer. There are many volunteer opportunities at Bike MS; families, corporate groups and individuals are encouraged and welcome to participate. Some volunteer positions require a criminal and/or DMV background check.
You can volunteer for a few hours or the entire weekend. Below are some examples of Bike MS volunteer opportunities.
Amateur Radio/HAM Operators
Provide communications during the ride in Support & Gear vehicles. Current amateur radio license required
Leadership role overseeing the processes and volunteers for a particular area (i.e., bike compound, hydration, parking area).
Check in/check out bikes, organizing them by rider numbers and carefully storing them in a secured area. Moderate lifting is required.
Registered rider who provides medical assistance along the route.
Set up, take down and man breakpoints and lunch stops.
Help to plan and organize the Bike MS event.
Site Set Up & Tear Down
Load and unload supplies and equipment, set up and take down fencing, banners, and bike racks. Moderate to heavy lifting may be required.
Serve tasty food to hungry cyclists.
Stock and serve water and sports drinks to participants.
This team of certified medical professionals (EMTs, paramedics and nurses) administers first aid at break points, lunch stops and main sites.
Patrol the route, assist with route control, check well-being of riders, and respond to emergencies and traffic situations.
Distribute rider packets, T-shirts and goodie bags to participants at Packet Pick-Ups.
Parking and Traffic
Direct traffic, parking and cyclists at Start/ Finish. Requires standing for extended period of times
Route Marking & Sweeping
Place route markers and signs along the bike route the day before each day of the ride and retrieve them after that day's route closes. DMV background check required
Drive Support and Gear (SAG) vans. Moderate lifting may be required. DMV background check required
Supply Truck Drivers
Drive, load and unload 16ft supply trucks carrying supplies, ice and refrigerated items. Moderate to heavy lifting may be required. Drivers with commercial licenses preferred but not required. DMV background check required
Organize supplies, assist with inventory and load trucks the week prior to the event. Moderate to heavy lifting required.
Volunteers can raise funds too! Bike MS volunteers have access to a variety of great fundraising tools. When you register online, you may access your Participant Center where you can set a fundraising goal, update your personal page to share your story with others, e-mail supporters, track your progress and qualify for great fundraising prizes!
If you would like more information about volunteering at the Bike MS, please contact Rusty Benton at email@example.com or 678-534-3588.