We cannot do this race without volunteers like you. We know your time is valuable and we want to show our thanks. See below for what you can receive for your volunteer time.
$100 race credit towards a 2023 Trans-Sylvania Epic Stage Race (Mountain Bike or Gravel) for working at least an 8-hour shift.
Lodging provided in a cabin (TBD) if needed.
Three meals provided each day you volunteer.
Race SWAG. SWAG TBD based on how many days you volunteer.
*$100 race credit can be for yourself or passed onto a friend or family member. To qualify for this, you must work your entire shift agreed upon. 2022 volunteer hours credit goes towards a 2023 event only unless otherwise agreed upon.
Explanation of Volunteer Positions
-Event/Camp Setup (SUN): Work will start at 1:00 PM on Sunday afternoon. This will consist of setting up start/finish, touching up cabins if needed, setting up dining hall, etc.
-Event/Camp Setup (MON): Finish anything not completed on Sunday. Will start around 9:00 AM.
-Registration (MON & WED): Register participants and hand out race swag.
-Course Marking (MON-FRI): Marking courses will consist of riding the routes on a bicycle to mark. Courses will be marked with plastic arrows stapled to trees. Stages will be marked the day before the stage. For example, Stage 1 that takes place on Tuesday will be marked on Monday.
-Pre-Rider (TUE-SAT): A Pre-Rider will ride the route the day of the stage. You will leave a few hours before the stage starts to ensure markings are correct and fix any issues you may come across.
-Course Marshal (TUE-SAT): This position will be posted around the course at road crossings/trailheads to help direct racers.
-Course Sweeper (TUE-SAT): Sweepers would ride behind the last racers and pull all course markings as you come across them.
-Aid Station (TUE-SAT): Help participants at an aid station by filling up water and handing out food.
-Finish Line Chip Timing Collection (SAT): You would be positioned at the finish of the last stage to cut off timing chips that would be zip tied to the racers bikes.
-Tear Down/Cleanup (SAT PM): Once the final awards are done, we will start cleaning up certain things around the camp.
-Tear Down/Cleanup (SUN AM): Finish whatever was not finished on Saturday from cleanup. This would consist of packing trailer of start/finish area, cleaning cabins, etc. We should be done around lunchtime if not sooner depending on number of volunteers.
-Put Me Where You Need Me: You don't really care what you do, you just want to help.