Volunteers

 We ♥ our volunteers!  Volunteers ride free! Sign up!

Volunteer for the best event in Baltimore—Tour dem Parks, Hon! From traffic directors to food preparers to registration aids, you can choose a job that suits you.  You don’t have to ride (although you get to for free before or after your shift), you get a free t-shirt, and you get to spend a Sunday afternoon at a picnic in beautiful Druid Hill Park!

Below is a list of who we need to do what. Please sign up early as the free ride and picnic is a big draw to volunteers.  Spaces fill quickly.

 Volunteers help us keep our costs low, so more proceeds from the ride can go to supporting groups and organizations that make Baltimore beautiful, green, and bike-friendly!

 

Registration: Show up early, enjoy the day!  From 7:00 to 9:00 AM.  Help with check in, t-shirts and answer questions (we’ll fill you in on everything you need to know)…  then ride the ride, or spend the morning eating the rest of the bagels.  Needed—10 volunteers.

Event Parking: Help TdemP early, then enjoy the festivities of the day!  From 6:00 to 9:00 AM, help participants ditch their cars and direct them to registration.  Needed—10 volunteers.

Photographers: Show up at registration with a camera, then ride one of the three tours, taking photos as you go.

Traffic Directors: There are two or three spots along the ride that require a little guidance.  You and another person will help riders cross the road safely.  You will be provided with vests and hand signs to help guide riders to their next destination.  This job is done in shirts so that you don’t have to spend the whole day at your post.  Needed—10 volunteers.

Picnic Prep: Help us set up for the picnic and party.  Set up tables, plates, napkins and condiments for the burgers and dogs.  Nothing requires Julia Child-like experience.  Needed—10 volunteers.

Runners: Better than gopher, you are the one who keeps the drinks flowing and the food supplied.  You monitor the food area, collect supplies, and make sure everyone is having a good time (and they do!).  Often the picnic prep people stay on to be runners because it’s just that much fun.  Needed—5 volunteers.

Clean-up: We all clean up, even the riders.  But it’s nice to have extra hands.  All are welcome.

Roving Mechanics/Ride Support: Roving mechanics should know basic bike repairs like changing tubes and patching tires. We provide tubes, you should bring your tool kit, cell phone, and a pump.

Sign up here to volunteer.  (Redirects to external site. Use this link to sign up for all jobs except photographer)
Interested in volunteering as a photographer? Email us!

The volunteer coordinator will contact all volunteers closer to the ride with more details.

Thank you to all of our past volunteers!

 

View photos of volunteers on Flickr

Volunteers