More information on volunteering
You will be given a daily schedule and the Cancervive Cycle Tour Booklet one week prior to leaving. When we are on route, each morning ensure your vans are stocked with sufficient aid station supplies, fill your water jugs, ensure the gas tank is full and your van is ready to transport riders and their gear. You will be expected to locate and set up your assigned aid station. Don’t worry we will help you find the right place. You will need to prepare your picnic table with all the inviting and delicious food for the very hungry and thirsty riders. We try to pick nice scenic spots for your aid station because we want to make the most of this Tour for you. There is some heavy lifting involved.
We communicate through texting, and hand held radios, please be sure you stay tuned on the correct channels and that your phones are well charged for the day.
You may be asked to purchase gas, food or beverages along the way. Keep track of your receipts. We can only reimburse you for purchases you were asked to make. Please consult with the volunteer coordinator before spending your hard earned money on supplies for the ride.
A few rules, and things to bring.
Communication is key! There will be a radio check each morning to ensure all volunteers can communicate on the road. Keep your phones charged, it’s extremely helpful to have access to texting, emails, and especially photo taking. This is a tour, we are on the road and staying in a different location each night. Keep track of the riders, get to know them, provide constant encouragement and support.
Pick up your support vehicle (van) and know and use the contents of your van kit.
Read the “Rules of the Road” and all contents of your booklet to be very familiar with the daily schedule. It will help you know your riders and volunteers and help you figure out what’s expected. Road Maps will be provided to help you find your Aid Station location.
Social aspects, Please attend all safety and volunteer meetings, things change daily with people, supplies, weather, you name it and we need to be prepared.
The is a Cancer wellness event, please no smoking at all for the entire tour.
Drivers, no alcohol consumption until everyone is safely parked at the designated hotel for the night.